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Top Things to See and Do in Truro

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by Bev (subscribe)
Australia is a beautiful country with many places to explore in your own backyard.
Published May 3rd 2023
A historic township known as the 'Travellers' Rest'
Main street of Truro

If you are travelling to the Riverland on the Sturt Highway, you will pass a small township called Truro. Most travellers just drove by as the town is about 80 kilometres north east of Adelaide. However, the town has many things for visitors to explore.

Truro Hall

Along the main street, you will see many historic buildings. There is the Town Hall which was built as an Institute in 1875. In 1882 the front rooms were built to provide extra space for a library and reading room. In front of the building is a 14 feet high granite Soldiers Memorial that commemorates the Great War and includes the names†of three local men who were killed in World War I.

Angels' Rest

Bank of Adelaide

There is also the Bank of Adelaide built in 1897. The bank has changed its use over the years. It was the Truro District Council Office from 1983 to 2003. It has been a private residence and is currently an Antiques Shop.

The Post Office

Another interesting building is Angel's Rest which was built in the 1850s and until 1880, housed shoemakers, a cabinetmaker, the Telegraph Office and Post Office. The house was a residence for the next 50 years, known to locals as 'Angels Rest' as the owners would take in wandering travellers.

War Memorial Park

Sculpture in park

Dog Park

Besides historical buildings, you can enjoy the town's two beautiful parks. One is their very impressive War Memorial Park which is also along the main road. The park has five sculptures of artwork on poles. The artworks depict a sheaf of wheat, a pick and shovel for mining, a sheep, a windmill and vines. In the park are picnic tables and chairs and a gazebo for visitors to take a rest. There is also a dog park where your dog can run around and have a break from your journey.

Heroes Park

Lavender Trail

Behind the Memorial Park is the Heroes Park. The park was the original water reserve for the town before the residents dug wells. In 1915 it was dedicated as a World War I Heroes Park with trees being planted by school children. A beautiful park with a creek running through, a bridge and picnic areas, again for the travellers to stop by and rest.


For the walkers, you will be pleased to know that The Lavender Federation Trail passes through the parks. The Lavender Trail is a walking trail from Murray Bridge to Clare.

The next time you pass by Truro, do make a stop and explore this small but historic town. By the way, there are also clean toilet facilities just opposite the town's bakery.

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Your Comment
Every town has a story Bev. It's nice to see towns that haven't allowed themselves to be developed.
by Neil Follett (score: 3|4699) 23 days ago
My Wife and I were there’s couple of years ago examining the remains of the South Australian Railways.
Truro was the last Station of the line which meandered through the Adelaide Hills, and can still be clearly visible on Google Maps.
At the Adelaide end of Truro is a small Railway with bridges that can be seen from the main road.
by wedel (score: 1|18) 19 days ago
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