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.

The Maitland War Memorial is a quite outstanding acknowledgment given the size of the town.

The United, Anglican and Catholic Churches are both in excess of 150 years old. Both quite classic design buildings.

Maitland has two hotels. Both over the century old.

The Maitland Museum is located near the golf club on the southern edge of the town.

Maitland is an attractive town with a great avenue main street.

Maitland is definitely a stopover destination, but be aware there is no Caravan Park.

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