Home to the famous Warrawong Sanctuary
Located only 27 km from the centre of Adelaide (take the Longwood Road through Stirling and keep heading south), Mylor was surveyed in 1885. The plan was to break the area up into 20 acre blocks to be farmed under a bizarre scheme by a South Australian politician, G. W. Cotton. The plan was to provide the land to white collar workers who had settled on the orchards in the area. The idea was that they would work these 'waste lands' on their weekends. It was a kind of early version of the phenomenon of city people working small holdings.
Major service centre in the Adelaide Hills
Located only 35 km from Adelaide on the South Eastern Freeway, Mount Barker is the major service centre at the southern end of the Adelaide Hills. Where most of the other towns in the Hills have a decidedly 'village' feel, Mount Barker is a substantial commercial centre.
Small township on the shores of Lake Alexandrina
Located 76 km south-east of Adelaide, Milang is a small community (permanent population of around 350 people) on the shores of Lake Alexandrina. In fact it is the only town on the shores of the lake. It is characterised by many attractive historic homes but its isolation (it is off the beaten track) has seen it remain relatively underdeveloped where the nearby town of Goolwa has developed rapidly as a day trip/holiday resort town for people from Adelaide.
Bridgewater (including Granton and Austins Ferry)
Once an important causeway, now a commuter suburb of Hobart
Located only 19 km north of Hobart, Bridgewater is located on the main north-south crossing of the Derwent River. As such it has been an important market town and is, today, a developing commuter suburb.
Strathalbyn (including Langhorne Creek)
Delightful and attractive town on the River Angas.
Located only 57 km south of Adelaide, Strathalbyn is one of the most attractive towns in South Australia. It is not surprising that it is a classified Heritage Town. Its appeal lies primarily in the way the centre of the town runs along the Angas River and is characterised by a large area of parkland, known as the Soldiers Memorial Gardens, which is ideal for walking and picnics. A feature of the park is the delightful Childrens Bridge which was completed in 1919.
Charming village on Cox's Creek famous for its Mill.
Located only 22 km from Adelaide via the South East Freeway, Bridgewater is an attractive village which is noted for its exceptionally beautiful old watermill.
Large northern suburban area of Adelaide - now a city
Salisbury, with a population which is expected to reach 116,000 by 2001, is a large city which is now part of the northern suburbs of Adelaide. It is defined by the Pookara railway line, the Para river at the Old Spot Hotel and from the eastern foothills of the Adelaide Hills to the sea. It is located 20 km north of the Adelaide Central Business District.
Port Noarlunga (including Old Noarlunga and Hallett Cove)
Historic port now a pleasant holiday resort destination.
This area, which is steeped in the early history of South Australia, has become part of the southern sweep of Adelaide's suburbs. Located only 35 km from Adelaide it is a pleasant half hour's drive with the major attractions being the beach and the cliffs at Hallett Cove (now surrounded by modern suburban development), the attractive historic churches in Old Noarlunga and Port Noarlunga with its beach and jetty which, now that it has been by-passed, is a peaceful family holiday destination.