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Mount Barker


Discover where we live, as many people choose to do, and pay a visit to our historic township which is situated just 20 minutes drive from the heart of Adelaide, via the  Heysen Tunnels, and Southern Eastern Freeway. Mount Barker lies within the home country of the Peramangk Aboriginal people. Mount Barker was named after the explorer, Captain Collett Barker.

The Mount Barker Summit provides a ‘grandstand’ view from where you’ll enjoy panoramic vistas of the surrounding area from Mount Lofty to the north west, Mount Barker Township and the Cream Bowl to the west, lakes and Coorong to the south and the Bremer Valley to the east. There are walking trails, both long and short, to experience at the Summit. Picturesque Mount Barker is a great place to spend the day shopping, playing sport, or experiencing some unique history and beauty by car, or on foot. Enjoy our cafes and restaurants, whilst Heritage Walking Tours combine history and retail at just about every turn. Mount Barker is also the home  of SteamRanger, a popular heritage train.

places of interest

Mount Barker Summit Conservation Park offering spectacular views of the surrounding area, as far as Mount Lofty.

Mount Barker Heritage Walk Gain an insight into the area’s history, as well as an excellent orientation of the town.

Steamranger One of the state’s top heritage railway, with steam-powered train trips bringing the romanticism of steam travel to young and old.

Laratinga Wetlands > more information

Keith Stephenson Park An ideal spot for a picnic lunch, by the lake, and the start of the Linear Walk to the Wetlands. Includes a play ground and the Adelaide Hills largest skate park.

Ngeringa Herb Farm Tours by appointment offer fascinating insight into Jurlique’s holistic approach to skin-care.

Auchendarroch House Built in 1878 by former SA Premier Robert Barr Smith. Recently fully restored and integrated with 7 Wallis cinemas, bistro, ballroom and function rooms.

walking trails

Linear Walk Jog, cycle or stroll along this picturesque walk from Keith Stephenson Park to the Laratinga Wetlands.

> Linear Trail Map

recreation areas

Mount Barker Recreation Centre

2 Howard Lane, Mount Barker
PO Box 760, Mount Barker SA 5251

Telephone: 8391 0222

  • Gymnastics
  • Cricket
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Netball
  • Football
  • Fully equipped gymnasium and fitness centre
  • Kindergym
  • Squash
  • Oval

Dunn & Bickle Park

40-48 Cameron Road, Mount Barker
PO Box 177, Mount Barker SA 5251

  • Oval

Keith Stephenson Park

A great place for families.

1 Adelaide Road, Mount Barker
  • Avenue of Honour
  • BBQ (Electric)
  • Bike / walking path
  • Disabled / Wheelchair access
  • Disabled access playground
  • Disabled access public toilets
  • Rotunda
  • Lawn / grassed area
  • Parking (free)
  • Picnic Tables
  • Play area
  • Playground – junior
  • Public transport accessible
  • Public / community art
  • Seating
  • Shelter
  • Skateboarding
  • Toilets
  • Water features

Laratinga Wetlands

Landscaping design with the use of indigenous plant species has encouraged birds to utilise the wetland. Migrating birds utilise the safe island habitats. A food forest for Cockatoos has encouraged Cockatoos including the Yellow Tail Black Cockatoo back to the area.

Bald Hills Road, Mount Barker
  • BBQ (Electric)
  • Bike / walking path
  • Bike trails
  • Boardwalk
  • Lake / river / creek
  • Native Bushland
  • Open space
  • Picnic Tables
  • Revegetation Restoration Rehabilitation site
  • Sealed cycling
  • Seating
  • Shelter
  • Toilets
  • Walking trails
  • Wetland

Mount Barker Skate Park

1 Adelaide Road, Mount Barker (Keith Stephenson Park – Mount Barker adjoining Wallis Cinemas)

  • Skate park

Mountain Pool

A great summer spot!

Cameron St, Mount Barker
Telephone: 8391 1464

  • Heated Pool and grounds
  • Kiosk

Pioneer Park

A nice grassy area

69A Mount Barker Road, Hahndorf

  • Garden - Sensory
  • Lawn / grassed ares
  • Monument
  • Open space
  • Play area fenced
  • Playground
  • Seating
  • Shelter
  • Toilets
  • Walking trails

Rage Cage

new and exciting innovation

Corner of Alexandrina and Wellington Road, Mount Barker

  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • In-line hockey
  • and anything else that’s possible