Port Wakefield is the first town out of Adelaide heading to the Yorke Peninsula. Port Wakefield is also an historic small town with a number of heritage buildings. A pretty place this and friendly.

The Ports main claim to fame was Jack Brabham had his first ever win on the then local race track. Signs and memorial stones highlight his win.

Port Wakefield was first visited by Matthew Flinders in 1802, while he was travelling to the Flinders Ranges and was originally named Port Henry. The name of the town was, around 1849, changed to Port Wakefield.

Port Wakefield was the first government town to be established north of the capital, Adelaide, in South Australia. Port Wakefield is situated on the River Wakefield, at the head of the Gulf St Vincent.

There are a number of old churches and church buildings in Port Wakefield.

The War Memorial is acknowledged in two locations.

There two, both century plus hotels in the port.

The Port Wakefield Museum is by the river at the western end of the township.

Allow a bit of time to enjoy Port Wakefield.

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