Orroroo, SA

Orroroo is located in the Limestone Coast region of South Australia. Orroroo is a delightful heritage town. Orroroo’s 1879 early settler’s home is a superb example of the traditional pug-and-pine pioneer cottage, while the 1888 Memorial Hall has a story or two to tell. So, too, does the Yesteryear Costume Gallery, whose parade of fashion dates from the 1830s - a collection, curiously for a town decidedly closer to desert than surf, which includes an engaging array of women's swimming costumes.

The Pekina Creek recreational reserve picnic area opens on to a bush trail which leads visitors past Aboriginal carvings, natural springs, fossilised algae and an 1896 poem carved in rock. At a point just off Wilmington Road, the creek flanks the state’s largest river red gum which has a 10m girth.

Visitors can visit the ruins of the first station homestead in the region, Pekina, after a short drive south of town and stop for an overview of the district from the Tank Lookout


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