Maitland was named in 1872 after Lady Jean Maitland, the wife of the First Lord of Kilkerran. The local aboriginal name for the area was 'madu waltu', meaning white flint. The town's layout was designed to be like Adelaide, with plenty of parklands and straight streets, making it a very pretty town. It sits on top of a ridge, overlooking Spencer Gulf and the fertile Yorke Valley.replacenewlinereplacenewlineVisit the 'Heart of Maitland' where there is plenty of room to park the caravan and see the bronze sculpture of a Clydesdale, representing a bygone era when farmers were dependent on their horses. The Maitland Markets, also located here, are open every Thursday and Friday between 10am and 4pm. Wander in and have a look at the range of interesting goods for sale.

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Our Picks on what to Do in Maitland SA

Polgreen Park

Maitland Golf Club SA

Plush Toy Fence - SA

Maitland Museum


Maitland Town Hall

Our Picks on where to Stay in Maitland SA

Redwing Farmstay

Royal House Hotel Motel

Ardrossan Hotel Motel

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Our Picks on what to Eat in Maitland SA

Nanna Jane's Cafe

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Mae's Kitchen

Shopping in Maitland SA

Community Services  

Copper Coast Visitor Information Centre SA
50 Mines Road,
Matta Flat SA 5554

Yorke Peninsula Council Maitland SA
8 Elizabeth Street,

Maitland Police Station SA
26 Elizabeth Street,

Maitland Hospital and Health Services SA
65 Robert Street,

CYP Community Library Maitland SA
Pioneer Road,

Location Information 

  • Elevation: 160 m
  • Population: 1029
  • State electorate(s): Narungga
  • Federal Division(s): Grey
  • Established (yr): 1872
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

Travel To  

Ardrossan SA 5571 (25.5 km, 18 mins)
Moonta SA 5558 (35 km, 23 mins)
Acknowledgement of Country

Maitland SA is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s. acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.