EUDUNDA

Eudunda is another cross roads town on the northern reaches of the Barossa Valley. Eudunda is also an old town and is a diversion town from the main highway routes. And, Eudunda is our first of number ‘dunda’ towns in the Barossa Valley. Eudunda is a nice town that has controlled heritage factors admirably.

The earliest European activity in the district was over landing, centred on Narcoota and the Narcoota Track in the late 1830s. Pastoralism soon followed, with expansive 'runs' being taken up for sheep grazing by men such as Lachlan McBean, , and William Russell. Several decades then passed before closer settlement began. The founder of Eudunda was John Henry Hannan, who owned the land that was surveyed and divided for sale.

Eudunda was the birthplace of world-renowned author Colin Thiele, whose bronzed statue (by Chris Radford) is in the Centenary Gardens. The gardens also contain stone walls and tiled art featuring a Century of Transport.

The Eudunda War Memorial is located in these revamped gardens and is a colorful acknowledgement.

The Church faiths have struggled in recent time. The Lutheran is new. The United quite old and the Anglican is 100 plus old.

Two hotels remain in Eudunda. Both in excess of 100 years.

The Museum is represented by the Heritage Store on the main street.

There is no ‘park’ in Eudunda, so this is a visit town. Allow a min of half a day.

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