"MOUNT BARKER" Mount Barker by balhannah

Mount Barker Travel Guide: 13 reviews and 40 photos

Mt. Barker is a go ahead town, situated just 30 minutes from Adelaide and
5 minutes from the historic German town of Hahndorf.

Mt. Barker is one of the fastest growing areas in South Australia, probably because it is very easy and quick to drive to Adelaide. People commute daily for work.

Mount Barker lies at the base of a local mountain of the same name.

It is traditionally a farming area, although these days, I could see a lot of vineyards.

The Mount Barker Summit was first discovered by Captain Collet Barker in 1830, but he was killed by Aborigines in 1831, so Captain Charles Sturt founded it in 1834, he named Mount Barker after him.

During the last 10 years, many new subdivisions have been developed, and there has also been an economic boom in Mount Barker and a number of additional malls and shopping centres have been built and now open for business.

We are staying at Mt. Barker for 8nights - 7days.

From Mt.Barker, take a drive to the German town of HAHNDORF, and enjoy a walk along both sides of the main street.

DAY TRIP 1.......Returns to ADELAIDE
from here.

After spending a wonderful week here, we are now going to KANGAROO ISLAND for a few days.
We will go via STRATHALBYN, where we will leave our Caravan, as we have booked a Cottage on the Island.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Nice country town, close to Adelaide
  • Cons:Weather can be cold and miserable
  • In a nutshell:Good base for visiting Adelaide and surrounds
  • Last visit to Mount Barker: May 2012
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Regina1965's Profile Photo
    May 30, 2015 at 6:14 AM

    What lovely views from the Mount Barker summit!

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Aug 5, 2012 at 12:44 AM

    I know Mt. Barker in WA! So thanks for showing me the one in SA. Love trains and love the picture from Mt. Barker summit with the rainbow :-)


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