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Small town in the Adelaide Hills dominated by the Big Rocking Horse
Located only 36 km east of Adelaide and 354 metres above sea level in the heart of the Adelaide Hills, Gumeracha is famous for the fact that it is the home to the Big Rocking Horse, a huge toy rocking horse which is part of the promotion of the Toy Factory which is the town's major attraction.
Major service centre north of Adelaide
Located on 44 km north of Adelaide and with a population of nearly 20,000, Gawler is one of South Australia's largest and most significant historic towns.
Quiet village near historic goldmine ruins.
Located 34 km south-east of Adelaide, Echunga is a quiet, sleepy little place servicing the surrounding area. It is only 8 km from Hahndorf and perhaps the only building of significance in the town is the pub, the Hagen Arms, named after the first European settler in the district, John Hagen. The town takes its name, reputedly, from an Aboriginal word 'eechungga' which may mean either 'a short distance' or 'close by'.
Mount Barker (including the Porongurups)
Gateway to the Porongurups
Located 359 km south east of Perth on the Albany Highway, Mount Barker is the gateway to the beautiful Porongurups. It is a small and pleasant town surrounded by gently rolling hills and with a charming, winding main street.
Historic German village in the heart of the Adelaide Hills.
Located 33 km from Adelaide and 410 metres above sea level, Lobethal is a pleasant and substantial village with its roots deeply embedded in the early history of South Australia.