Peterborough is a very interesting place to visit, and an overnight stay over as a minimum is recommended. Peterborough was originally named Petersburg after the landowner, Peter Doecke, who sold land to create the town. It was one of 69 places in South Australia understandably renamed in 1917 due to anti-German sentiments during World War I.

Peterborough is a thoroughly nice place to visit. The traveler passes through Peterborough when on transit from Port Augusta to Broken Hill. Or perhaps Adelaide to Brisbane.

Peterborough is also served by the twice-weekly Indian Pacific train run by Great Southern Railways, which heads to Adelaide on Sundays and Thursdays and to Sydney on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Peterborough is an attractive and well presented town that ‘treasures’ its heritage. This evident by the number of classic pubs, that to this day provides that convivial service.

The Peterborough War Memorial invites with those that have an interest to visit.

The traditional churches oversea grand century old buildings.

The motor cycle museum, for those that have an interest in motorcycles is recommended.

Peterborough is a railway town, and to this day is one of those very few small communities that benefit from rail and railway commerce.

Diary notes






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