Meadows, South Australia

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South Australia
Meadows is located in South Australia
Coordinates 35°11′0″S 138°45′0″E / 35.18333°S 138.75000°E / -35.18333; 138.75000Coordinates: 35°11′0″S 138°45′0″E / 35.18333°S 138.75000°E / -35.18333; 138.75000
Population 752 (2006 census)[1]
Established Circa 1850
Postcode(s) 5201
LGA(s) Mount Barker
State electorate(s) Heysen
Federal Division(s) Mayo
Localities around Meadows:
Dorset Vale Jupiter Creek Echunga
Kangarilla Meadows Macclesfield
Blackfellows Creek Blackfellows Creek Macclesfield

Meadows is a town in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia. It boasts several historic buildings, craft shops, a winery and bakery. Every year, the town hosts the Meadows Country Fair and Meadows Easter Fair. At the 2006 census, Meadows had a population of 752.[1]

The land incorporating Meadows was part of the Seventh Special Survey undertaken by Charles Flaxman on 31 January 1839.

The 5000 hectare Kuitpo Forest, known for bushwalking, cycling, and horse riding, lies to the south, west and north of Meadows. The nearby Prospect Hill Museum tells the story of the regional dairy industry and includes a re-created milk room.


Meadows is fairly close to Mount Barker, Hahndorf and Stirling. It is serviced twice a day by Adelaide metro Route 850 to Aldgate, which connects to a city service.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Meadows (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 October 2011.