Maitland - Places to See


Maitland National Trust Museum
Located on the corner of Gardener and Kilkerran Terrace, this National Trust Museum (it used to be an old schoolhouse) contains a good collection of local memorabilia. Of particular interest are the Aboriginal and German heritage exhibitions. As most of the Aborigines had disappeared from the Yorke Peninsula by the time of European settlement this is a particularly valuable collection. Open Sunday and school and public holidays 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - (08) 8832 2220

St John's Anglican Church (1876)
This is well worth a visit to look at the stained glass windows. They depict biblical stories but the settings are all Australian. It is located on the corner of Alice and Caroline Streets.

Lions Bicycle Adventure Park
Located off Elizabeth Street, the Lions Park is an ideal place to spend a few hour with the children. It is a pleasant retreat.

Other Attractions
There is a self-guided nature and history trail. Information and leaflets from District Council. There are also a wide range of interesting stone buildings exist in the town. In Walter Street there are some particularly fine examples. The District Council of Yorke Peninsula Building which was completed in 1908 at the cost of ?276 and used as Council Chambers from 1 July 1908 and the verandah was added in 1928 at the cost of ?60. It ceased to be used as the Council Chambers on 16 March, 1969

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