Birdwood is the next town encounted in the Adelaide Hills, when traveling the short distance west from Gumeracha. The name Birdwood has origins in WW1.

Birdwood was formerly known as Blumberg, the German town named Birdwood was during World War 1, in 1917. The new name honoured by Sir William Birdwood of the AIF general who led the ANZACís at Gallipoli. The Birdwood War Memorial is a striking representation.

The original name's origins are uncertain, but early German settlers originating from a village of that same name is the most likely source. A strong Lutheran legacy remains to this day.

Birdwood grew with homes on land leased from G F Angas and a church some distance away. The town prospered by the 1850s, and the area was producing enough grain to justify the construction of the Blumberg Flour Mill (now the site of the motor museum). In 1865, during the local gold rush, the Blumberg Inn was built.

Birdwood is now the home of SAís foremost Motor Museum and with Birdwood not being that far from Adelaide is a popular visit spot for the weekend tourist.

The Birdwood Hotel is an icon and tourist icon. Just look at that car over the Verandah.

The Catholic Church is a 100 year plus old classic. The Lutheran likewise. The  United is a mid fifties offer.

Birdwood is a nice spot and the very worthwhile $9.00 entrance to the Museum determines a visit should the traveler be in the area.

Heritage diary






Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding   Golf Course