Jamestown is a picturesque rural township on RM Williams Way. You’ll love the beautifully maintained gardens and gracious stone buildings and houses.
Settled in 1871 to service the surrounding farming area, Jamestown was named after the State’s Governor, Sir James Fergusson. Since then, Jamestown has maintained its role as a major district service centre and offers visitors a range of retail outlets and businesses.
Stroll along the wide, manicured main street and look out for the wall murals depicting the pioneering achievements of early settlers adorning many of the heritage buildings. Many of the streets have names of Scottish origin, such as Ayr, Cumnock and Kilmarnock, due to the number of Scottish settlers who made the Jamestown region their home.
Wander down to the meandering Belalie Creek that makes its way through the town and enjoy the serenity of the bird life – this is a must in the evening when the creek glows from the lights that enhance the peaceful scene.
Whilst in Jamestown, visit the R.M. Williams interpretive road display and discover the history of Australia’s famous bush outfitter, or successfully weave your way through the landscape maze in Jamestown Park.
As you drive south east of the town, you will notice the tall wind turbines that dot the landscape. These graceful machines are part of the renewable energy revolution that is taking place in South Australia.
Near to Jamestown is a piece of Australian forestry history. Only a short drive south of the town is Bundaleer Forest, where you can take a nature walk, cycle, and learn about the history of forestry in the first forestry farm in Australia. Cycling is a popular activity in the Jamestown region, and as well as the Bundaleer Forest trails, there are trails from the township to Mannanarie and to the forest. If you would prefer to test your 4WD, ask in at the camper trailer store to find out about the local track.
Jamestown has supermarkets and petrol outlets operating seven days. There is also a hospital, medical centre, post office and banks.