Macclesfield is steeped in history, nestled amongst rolling hills. Its historic buildings feature the locally quarried mauve sandstone. The township was established by the Davenport family who possessed a special survey in 1840. Their patron was the Earl of Macclesfield. There are still brilliant examples of wattle and daub houses. The township was a base for a famous botanist Ferdinand von Mueller, who collected specimens in the Bugle Ranges. The township of Macclesfield was used by the South Australian Film Corporation for filming “The Week-end of Shadows”. Davenport Square is the village green of Macclesfield with picnic, BBQ and toilet facilities.


places of interest

Macclesfield Historic Township Walk
Complete with historic buildings, wide streets and gas-style street lamps.

Jupiter Creek Goldfields
Historic mining reserve, with 80 metre tunnel and old shafts open to the public for fossicking.

Battunga Growers Market
Weekly organic and produce market on the picturesque Davenport Square at Macclesfield.

Thimbella & Paris Creek Pottery
Thimbles, bells, bobbins, miniatures for doll houses.


walking trails

Day Paddock Park

The Day Paddock Park is a conservation reserve with a walking trail which contains prolific wildflowers including a variety of native orchids in spring.

(Behind) Macclesfield Primary School, Vernon/Lutterworth Street, Macclesfield
  • Native Bushland
  • Trees (urban forests)
  • Walking trails

Night Paddock Park

Named from historic practice of agisting overnight, a milking cow or horse used for transport. Approx 5.5 ha in size.

Adelaide to Strathalbyn Road (Opposite the Oval Complex), Macclesfield

  • Picnic tables
  • Revegetation Restoration Rehabilitation site
  • Walking trails

Stone Reserve

Natural bushland

7-13 Davis Road, Macclesfield
  • Horse Riding, 
  • Native Bushland, 
  • Walking trails

recreation areas

Davenport Square

A nice open grassy area

15-19 Venables Street, Macclesfield
  • BBQ (Electric) 
  • Lawn / grassed area 
  • Open space
  • Playground 
  • Toilets

Lord Robinson Park

Named after a local person (lived in Hawthorne Cottage next to Marker’s Barn in the main Street) who became an English Lord. He revisited Macclesfield and planted pine trees in this park which was then name in his honour. Crystal Lake was built and named in the 1930’s. Approx 18 ha in size.

Car Park at the corner of Nunnelly Street and Strathalbyn Road, Macclesfield
  • Lake / river / creek
  • Lawn / grassed area 
  • Parking (free)
  • Picnic Tables
  • Revegetation Restoration Rehabilitation site
  • Seating
  • Walking trails
  • Water features

Macclesfield Sporting Complex

Macclesfield Recreation Grounds is heavily forested around the perimeter and is extensively improved with sporting facilities including tennis, basketball, netball and football.

2-8 Davies Street, Macclesfield

PO Box 112 Macclesfield SA 5153

  • Oval
  • Netball courts 
  • Tennis courts
  • Cricket pitch



6 Dutton Road, Mount Barker SA 5251
T 8391 7200