Mount Torrens is one of the Adelaide Hills’s most well preserved historic towns.
Declared a State Heritage town by the South Australian government, Mount Torrens’s main street is lined with picture perfect 19th century buildings including an old inn, flour mill and several private homes. Today small acre farming, dairying and grape growing are the main industries and there is also a Clydesdale Stud near the town.
Mount Torrens is halfway between Adelaide and the Murray River, which saw it become a popular staging point for bullock teams travelling from the river. It was settled in 1853 by George Dunn. In the 1860s gold was discovered and this led to a population boom.
And there’s more to discover in the Adelaide Hills.
It’s the home of boutique wineries, country markets, art galleries and charming villages. It’s also the place for romantic weekends away, cosy pub meals, scenic drives and nature walks.
Children love the Adelaide Hills’s giant rocking horse, National Motor Museum and wildlife parks.
Located only 20 minutes from Adelaide’s central business district, the Adelaide Hills provide a wonderfully refreshing change from the pace of the city.