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by Cecelia Hopkins (subscribe)
Cecelia's articles are illustrated by Allan who enjoys photography. Cecelia is also the author of: "Silver Springtime", "All for Love", "Mystic Evermore" and the new release: "Faith and Love".
Published April 30th 2017
Idyllic secret getaway in the country
Snowtown Caravan park, Snowtown, South Australia
Welcome sign on entry from north - Photo by Allan

On a recent impulsive road trip, we discovered a couple of tourist gems hidden in the Wakefield region. One was Snowtown Centennial Park(located on North Terrace, Snowtown), which offers picnic areas, a skate park and bowling facilities. The park also appears to double as a caravan park (or RV parking point) and is unique as it appears to be council managed.

Snowtown Caravan park, Snowtown, South Australia
Instruction sign - Photo by Allan

You might be asking what the attractions are in this rural area. Snowtown is conveniently situated close to the Augusta Highway if you are travelling north or to Perth. The historic township was established on the traditional land of the Kaurna people around 1867 to 1869 as farming pushed into the mid-north. The historic Snowtown hotel is carrying a tradition of service established when the old pub was built around 1868.

Snowtown Caravan park, Snowtown, South Australia
Centenial Park facilities - Photo by Allan

The city boasts a number of historic buildings, including many which function as stores to this day, although their modern goods and services may be different from the buildings original wares. There is a pleasant rose garden situated next to the town institute and public conveniences are located on the opposite side of the road in a parking and picnic area which runs parallel to the "main" thoroughfare in Snowtown, Railway Terrace East.

Today, Snowtown does its bit for the environment as it is involved in the windfarm project whereby green electricity is generated to supplement South Australia's power supply. It is also home to "the big blade" a huge turbine blade similar to those that can be seen rotating in the wind up on the hill. The big blade is also on display in the picnic area opposite the IGA and hotel.

Snowtown Caravan park, Snowtown, South Australia
Historic buildings in main street, Railway Terrace East - Photo by Allan
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Why? Escape the city
Phone: 08 8865 2252 or 0427 339 183
Where: Centenary Park, North Tce Snowtown, SA 5520
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This town and area,with it's pink lakes,hills on the way to Bute,which leads to Kadina makes a pleasant drive to the Copper Triangle.A few years back there was talk of running the Kadina to Bute tourist train to Snowtown...apparently though,the insurance required was too the plan was would have mad a nice/scenic train trip through the hill, down to the plains.By the way,rather than travelling direct to Kadina viaPt.Wakefield..and going via will take aprox. another 45 minutes.
by noelp (score: 3|1201) 1879 days ago
I love these little towns that still have so many of their historic buildings.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|9628) 1875 days ago
The settlers were quick to open pubs in these towns; much needed in the unaccustomed hot and dry conditions, I'm sure!
by Bowen Bowie-Woodham (score: 2|112) 1881 days ago
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