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What to See and Do in Gawler

Whether you’re looking for somewhere to dine, to see some live music, a place to catch up for coffee, to catch a movie, shoot some hoops, do some shopping, explore Gawler’s history, let the kids blow off some steam at the park, or cool off with a swim on a hot day, Gawler has the facilities and businesses you need.


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Recreation, sport, culture, history, arts, tourist attractions and more in Gawler

  • Old Telegraph Station Museum

    Built in 1860 of local stone as a telegraph station, designed by the Colonial Architect. The museum portrays the local history of Gawler and district with displays of objects in context, located in a Heritage listed building this is a fine two-story stone structure initially built to house a telegraph office and first used in 1861. Subsequent uses include a school of mines and an electoral office, and most recently for the Gawler Museum. Significant items in the museum’s collection include: a Triola, Aoelian Orchestralle, box piano, Paternosters’ musical instrument, John McKinlay’s travelling chests, Timer fashion dresses and Hoffman’s pottery. Address: 59 Murray Street Gawler 5118 SA Opening Times: Tuesday to Friday, 1pm to 4pm, or by appointment. Phone: 08 8522 4709 Entry Fees: $3 per Adult, $2.50 Concession

  • Gawler Aquatic Centre

    The Gawler Aquatic Centre is located adjacent to the North Para River near the Willaston Bridge surrounded by River Red Gums and spacious lawns. The lower part of the grounds of the Centre is a designated flood plain. The Centre comprises of three swimming pools, a 50 metre seven lane pool and two smaller pools – a Learn to Swim pool and Toddlers pool. All three pools are heated, with the 50 metre pool heated to 27 degrees and the two smaller pools heated to 32 degrees. The Gawler Aquatic Centre provides a range of activities including lap swimming, learn to swim and fitness programs and is the home to the Gawler Amateur Swimming Club. Aquaerobics Birthday Parties Learn to Swim Watch Around Water To stay up to date with all that is happening at Gawler Aquatic Centre visit their Facebook Page

  • Gawler Community Gallery

    The Gawler Community Gallery is located in the centre of Gawler, above the Visitor Information Centre. Gawler Community Gallery is a modern, light filled gallery, having two exhibition spaces. The gallery is located in the centre of the historic country town of Gawler, South Australia’s oldest country town which was founded in 1836. Gawler is a very pretty country town boasting many heritage buildings. It’s conveniently located at the gateway to the Barossa with the first wineries only 10 minutes up the road. The gallery showcases beautiful South Australian art, with exhibitions changing every 6 weeks throughout the year. It also offers regular workshops and exhibition openings. Visitors who’d like to pick up an authentic South Australian souvenir, can browse the gallery for pottery, hand painted cards, and various other small items perfect as a memento of their visit. Visit the Gallery’s Website or Facebook Page

  • Parks & Playgrounds

    The natural environment features heavily in Gawler’s planning and settlement. There are many parks, gardens and reserves that provide a range of activities for visitors. Many of these open spaces are on Gawler’s river corridors making them picturesque locations for picnics. The lush green lawns, ample shaded areas, playgrounds, barbeques, recreational equipment and walking paths within Gawler’s parks, gardens and reserves make for a wonderful day out. Gawler’s Parks and Playgrounds inclulde: Apex Park Reserve Clonlea Park Dead Man’s Pass Reserve Elders Riggs Memorial Park Essex Park Reserve Gawler West Reserve Pioneer Park Princes Park …..and more Click on the image to visit the Town of Gawler website to see all parks and playgrounds and their locations and facilities.

  • Gawler Sport & Community Centre

    Want a fun and friendly place to take the kids to enjoy a variety of sports and activities? Then the Gawler Sport and Community Centre is the place for you. The Centre hosts school holiday activities, martial arts, roller skating, art groups, fitness classes, inline hockey, birthday parties and much more. The Gawler Sport and Community Centre is part of the Gawler Oval Complex on Nixon Terrace, Gawler and is bordered by the South and North Para rivers. The Centre has more to offer than just fitness and court facilities including the historic Exhibition Hall constructed in the 1880s and still being used today for events and meetings. To stay up to date with all that is happening at Gawler Sport & Community Centre visit their Facebook Page Contact Information Phone: 08 8522 9203 Address: 7 Nixon Tce, Gawler

  • Clonlea Reserve

    Clonlea Park is located on the banks of the North Para River at Willaston. The large recreation reserve is the perfect area to bring the family and friends to for a relaxing day out. Facilities include Skate Park, Playground, BBQ and Tennis. Open 7 days during daylight hours. View the Clonlea Park plan by clicking the image below

  • Gawler Visitor Information Centre

    Gawler is a very welcoming and accessible town with a number of self-walking and self-driving tours provided at the Visitor Information Centre. These include Church Hill State Heritage Walking Tour, Gawler Historic Main Street Walking Tour, Gawler Driving Tour, E.H. Coombe Walking Tour and Gawler River Paths – Tapa Pariara. Find information on all these tours at the Visitor Information Centre. Gawler’s parks, gardens and riverine environments lend themselves to self-discovery and the town has a number of bike paths linking them together as well as connecting to tourist precincts. Travelling without a bike? Don’t worry, you can hire a bike from us! For those interested in being shown around our wonderful town, the Centre offers guided walking tours that provide cultural, historical and contemporary interpretation of Gawler’s heritage areas. Guided tours can be arranged for individual clients, bus tours and other organised groups. The Visitor Information Centre is a […]

  • Gawler & Surrounds Cycling Guide

    Cycling is becoming more and more popular. People are seeing the advantages of getting on a bike. In Australia, it was only a generation ago that people used bikes to get around, from students riding to school to people using bikes for general commuting. Over the last few decades there has been a shift away from bikes towards motor vehicles. With more motor vehicles on the road, people feel less safe on their bikes so opt to drive, so it becomes more and more difficult to ride. This guide was born out of the need to provide a guide to cycling in and around Gawler and the wider region. Its aim is to provide the information you need to plan your trips. In particular it has been designed with visitors to the region in mind. Thanks must firstly go to the Gawler Wheelers Cycling group. The majority of the routes […]

  • Tours and Trails

    Gawler’s walking trails are designed for self-discovery but guided tours are also available. Both options provide journeys past significant heritage architecture as well as through the beautiful parks, gardens and reserves that line the river banks. Printed guides for the following trails and tours are available from the Visitor Information Centre at 2 Lyndoch Road, Gawler or online at Tours include: Main Street Walking Tour Church Hill Walking Tour Gawler Driving Tour E.H. Coombe Walking Tour Click on the image to learn more about Gawler’s Tours and Trails.


With more than 500 businesses in the Gawler area, there is every chance that just what you need is right here at home.