Known as one of South Australia’s most attractive townships, Lameroo is a centre for shopping and education for the surrounding Mallee rural area.
Lameroo welcomes visitors with lawned picnic areas, an 18-hole golf course and comfortable hotel motel. The Mallee District National Parks and Wildlife office is located here and offers information on conservation parks and camping grounds in the area.
One of the larger towns in the Mallee region of the Murraylands, Lameroo is a main service centre for the surrounding farming area.
South Australia’s Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources Mallee District Office is in Lameroo and has information on the various conservation parks and camping grounds in the area.
The nearby Ngarkat Group of Conservation Parks features 270,000 hectares of unspoilt natural habitat and is home to walking trails, 4WD tracks and an abundance of native wildlife.
Although proclaimed in 1884, it wasn’t until 1906 – when the railway opened – that Lameroo began to flourish. During World War II, Lameroo was the site of a prisoner of war internment camp, and the mainly Italian prisoners were sent to work on local farms. The Lameroo Historical Museum is a great place to gain an insight into this and other aspects of the rich history of the town and its surrounding areas. The outback dunny exhibit is a must see!