KEITH

After Bordertown Keith is the next town the traveler will encounter. It is unlikely Keith will be stumbled upon. Keith is on the main Adelaide/ Melbourne highway. Keith is one of those small towns in Australia, that is not quite big enough to support the full range of basic services and yet clearly a cohesive and proud community. Unfortunately, whilst the town is old heritage factors for the most are not practiced.

Keith is a small farming town and is sometimes referred to as the ‘Lucerne capital of Australia' due to the high number of Lucerne growers in the region.

A large granite outcrop outside the town called Mount Monster was a basis for the area's name until it was surveyed in 1884 and officially proclaimed Keith in 1889. It is believed that the town is named after the home town of the Governor of SA at the time, Lord Kintore.  His home in Aberdeen shire in Scotland was called Keith Hall and he was also known as Lord Keith.

From a War Memorial perspective Keith has excelled with the acknowledgement to the fallen. The avenue of trees is old, and the foresight with garden and avenue is quite something.

The Church buildings in Keith are a mix of the old and new.

The Keith Hotel has strong presence and is a tavern appearance proposition. The pub is quite old.

For the traveler heading west to Adelaide, and you wish to have an easy day trip the next day Keith will not disappoint.

Heritage diary

 

 

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