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.
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.
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.
Wakefield Museum is by the river at the western end of the township.
Allow a bit of
time to enjoy Port Wakefield.