Situated a top of a ridge, overlooking the Spencer Gulf and Yorke Valley, Maitland is geographically the central town on Yorke Peninsula, only a 15 minute drive from both the east and west coasts.

Due to higher rainfall than other parts of the Yorke Peninsula, Maitland is surrounded by some of the best barley country in Australia. The town’s layout was designed to be like Adelaide, with plenty of parklands and straight streets, making it a very pretty town.

Maitland has a historic walking trail that winds its way past heritage buildings and the National Trust Museum. The Maitland Hotel was one of the first buildings built in 1874. Initially, it was only one storey high and used as the local community hall.

Maitland Markets – open every Thursday and Friday.
Maitland Museum.
Barley Stacks Wines.

Quick Facts

Maitland is an Urban Location area within the local government area of Yorke Peninsula  in South Australia, it is located approximately 105kms from the capital Adelaide and extends over an area of 373.555 square kilometres. Maitland has a recorded population of 1263 residents and is within the Australian Central Daylight Time zone Australia/Adelaide.

If you are planning a visit to Maitland we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Maitland and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.