Peterborough (South Australia)
Sourced from Wikivoyage. Text is available under the CC-by-SA 3.0 license.Peterborough is a town in South Australia.
Peterborough was settled in the 1870s, and was initially known as 'Petersburg'. The name of the town was anglicised to Peterborough in 1918, as a result of the First World War. It was one of 69 towns in South Australia whose names were changed from German or German-influenced names to anglicised ones.
Steamtown Heritage Rail Centrephone: +61 8 8651-3355address: 1 Telford AvenuePeterborough was once a vast rail operation, a crossroads on former narrow-gauge lines, with a hundred steam locomotives daily heading to all corners of Australia. Many of the lines were re-gauged or closed; a heritage railway line which ran north in the late 1970s was abandoned in 2002 and dismantled in 2008. The sheds and heritage-listed roundhouse were preserved as a static museum with locomotives and carriages. A night-time ‘Sound and Light Show’ is presented (extra cost).
Peterborough Caravan ParkMini-golf.