Maitland is the true ‘capitol’ of the Yorke Peninsula. Maitland is another nice South Australian town. From a heritage perspective Maitland excels. If only all towns would follow their example. There is a lot to do at Maitland so be sure to overnight at this place.
The town was named in 1872 after Lady Jean Maitland, the wife of the First Lord of Kilkerran, a family connection of the governor of South Australia at this time, Sir James Fergusson; the local aborigines calling it "madu waltu", meaning white flint.
Maitland has a grain receiving depot operated by AWB Limited, serviced only by road. Maitland is also the home base of the Narungga Aboriginal Progress Association.
Maitland's urban design is patterned after Adelaide's central business district: a neat grid of streets surrounded on all four sides by parkland.
Maitland is definitely a stopover destination, but be aware there is no Caravan Park.