PORT BROUGHTON

Port Broughton is the ninth port on the Yorke Peninsula/Spencer Gulf when heading west around the peninsular. Port Broughton is a heritage town that has a number of century plus buildings. Heritage is clearly important in this town. Port Broughton is both a port town and a community that services a rich agricultural industry.

Port Broughton was surveyed in 1871 to service the surrounding wheat and barley growers on the recommendation of Captain Henry Dale. It is on a sheltered inlet called Mundoora Arm Inlet at the extreme northern end of Yorke Peninsula. The town is named after the Broughton River   (named by Edward John Eyre  after  William Broughton the first  Anglican bishop of Australia) which flows into the gulf a few kilometres further north. Ketches carried the grain from the jetty 8 kilometres out into the gulf where the larger windjammers were anchored to carry the grain back to England. The windjammers ceased to call in 1949

The Port Broughton Hotel is a magnificent 120 year old tourist classic. This hotel will envelope that pub era enthusiast. Lead light/ original ceilings plus heritage care makes the pub a delight. A tavern type hotel operates from the northern exit from the town.

The Port Broughton Museum is located on the southern approach to the town and is clearly signed.

All of the church denominations are 100 year plus buildings. The Catholic and Anglican coincidentally on the crest of a hill.

The Port Broughton War Memorial is located at the foreshore opposite the hotel and near the jetty. This cenotaph is the classic WW1 memorial.

There is good reason to have a stopover at the port. Not the least the Port Broughton Hotel.

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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