"WILMINGTON or BEAUTIFUL VALLEY" Wilmington by balhannah

Wilmington Travel Guide: 9 reviews and 33 photos

Peace and Quiet except for the Birds!

Wilmington is located 292 km north of Adelaide, in the Flinders Ranges.

The town was once known as Beautiful Valley, named by the first European settlers who arrived in the 1850s and thought this was a very pretty area, and so it was named Beautiful Valley.

The town was officially named Wilmington by Governor Musgrave in 1876.

No one is quite sure where he got the name, but it is assumed that it was taken from either Wilmington in Delaware or Wilmington in North Carolina, in the United States.
....Why he chose this name is not certain, although it is known that Musgrave's wife was American.

Today Wilmington is a sleepy little town with a population of only a couple of hundred people.

It's a town that has nearly stood still!

We are going to see more of the FLINDERS RANGES and visit the northern Towns enroute of QUORN and HAWKER.

Back at Wilmington after much walking and seeing wonderful scenery, we will now continue our 11,500 km journey to PORT AUGUSTA.

On our 2014 road trip we also head to PORT AUGUSTA.
This is where we stay at the end of Day 5

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Quiet
  • Cons:What shops they have, shut early
  • In a nutshell:Pretty area in the Flinders Ranges
  • Last visit to Wilmington: Aug 2014
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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