Crystal Brook is the next town encounted if traveling south towards Adelaide. Crystal Brook is also another by-pass town, but has not suffered to badly from an economic perspective. Crystal Brook is also a crossroads town. The township is very attractive and heritage controls and information are well managed. There is plenty to enjoy in Crystal Brook and a stopover should be a consideration.

The Crystal Brook (or creek) supplied water to the town until 1890 when the Beetaloo Reservoir was completed, which at the time was the largest concrete dam in the southern hemisphere.

Crystal Brook is situated on Goyder's Line near the border of two climate systems. While apparently cold semi-arid, the town benefits from a temperate Mediterranean climate zone near to the east, making possible slightly more intense farming in the region. To the west and north-west lies some marginal, semi-arid farmland. The local farming community is still able to support many small businesses in the town.

The Crystal Brook Museum is located near the cbd. This museum gives a great insight into the history of this small town.

The two Crystal Brook Hotels are over 100 years old and the classic corner pub.

The churches in Crystal Brook likewise are over 100 years old but well spread. The Lutheran being modern. The Catholic is unsigned and is near the hospital.

The Crystal Brook War Memorial is in various formats at the western approach to the town.

There is much to enjoy at this great small town.

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