Australia is a beautiful country with many places to explore in your own backyard.
Published October 9th 2021
A tranquil place to rest and refresh
On our way home from the Flinders Ranges, we stopped by Peterborough, a historical railway town.
We were looking for a place to stop and refresh and came across a beautiful park called Victoria Park located at Queen Street. The park has a tranquil man-made lake with a fountain. It is a very spacious park with lush green lawns, trees and garden benches. There is a big playground for children and bbq areas. There are also toilet facilities and it is an ideal place to stop by, relax and refresh before continuing our journey.
The park was named after Queen Victoria on her 60th Jubilee in 1897. It had been reconstructed as a recreational area and officially opened in the centenary year 1976.
Four different steam engine sculptures at each entry
Peterborough itself is an interesting town, worth a visit. There are four entry roads to the town and there is a different sculpture of a steam engine at each entry.
It's amazing what little gems you can find in Aussie towns. I once skipped by Peterborough on my way from Broken Hill to Adelaide but didn't have time to have a look as the Royal Flying Doctor had taken my husband to Adelaide and I was doing the long drive alone and eager to get to the Royal Adelaide Hospital which was absolutely wonderful. All was well in the end but we did miss out on our planned trip,