Description

Gawler is the oldest country town on the Australian mainland in the state of South Australia and is named after the second governor (British vice-regal representative) of the colony of South Australia, George Gawler. It is about 40–44 km (25–27 mi) north of the centre of the state capital, adelaide, and is close to the major wine-producing district of the Barossa Valley. Topographically, Gawler lies at the confluence of two tributaries of the Gawler River, the north and south para rivers, where they emerge from a range of low hills. Historically a semi-rural area, Gawler has been swept up in Adelaide's growth in recent years and is now considered an outer northern suburb of adelaide. It is counted as a suburb in the outer metro region of the greater adelaide planning region.

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Around Gawler SA 5118


Our Picks on what to Do in Gawler SA

Gawler National Trust Museum

Pioneer Park

Gawler Skate Park - Willaston SA

Essex Park - Gawler SA

Apex Park - Gawler SA

Gawler Show

Our Picks on where to Stay in Gawler SA

Eagle Foundry Bed & Breakfast

Gawler Caravan Park

The Palms

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Our Picks on what to Eat in Gawler SA

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Community Services  


Gawler Visitor Information Centre SA
2 Lyndoch Road,
GAWLER SA 5118

Town of Gawler SA
43 High Street,
GAWLER SA 5118

Gawler Police Station SA
25 Cowan Street,
GAWLER SA 5118

Gawler Public Library - SA
91 Murray Street,
GAWLER SA 5118

Gawler Aquatic Centre - SA
Victoria Terrace,
GAWLER SA 5118

Location Information 

  • Elevation: 75 m (246 ft)
  • Population: 26,472
  • State electorate(s): Light
  • Federal Division(s): Spence
  • Established (yr): 1836
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.
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Travel To  

Adelaide CBD SA 5000 (55.8 km, 56 mins)
Kapunda SA 5373 (35.1 km, 29 mins)
Lyndoch SA 5351 (15.3 km, 17 mins)
Port Adelaide SA 5015 (47.2 km, 34 mins)

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Acknowledgement of Country

Gawler SA is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s.

poidb.com 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.