Minlaton is one of the more central towns on the Yorke Peninsula. Minlaton is also a junction town. Minlaton claims to be the Barley Capitol of Australia, and is also home to the red single winged Red Devil. Wide streets and a strong heritage profile are the hallmarks of Minlaton. A stopover at Minlaton will not disappoint.

There is no 'wiki' reason for why Minlaton is named Minlaton.

Minlaton was the home town of Harry Butler, a World War I flying ace. His Bristol M1 has been restored and is preserved in pride of place in a building the centre of the town. When he flew an air mail run from Adelaide across Gulf St Vincent to Minlaton in 1919, it was the first over-water flight in the Southern Hemisphere.

Minlaton is in the District Council of Yorke Peninsula, the federal Division of Greyand the state electoral district of Goyder.

The Minlaton Hotel which is over 110 years old is a great looking pub.

The Minlaton Museum is in the main street of the town.

The churches in Minlaton are a mix of the very old and very new. The Anglican and the Catho;ic are century plus buildings.

The Minlaton War Memorial has strong profile on the wide median strip.

When visiting Minlaton there will be an urge to stay awhile if not for an overnight.

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