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
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
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.