Angaston, South Australia

Coordinates: 34°30′S 139°03′E / 34.500°S 139.050°E / -34.500; 139.050
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South Australia
Murray St, the main street of Angaston
Angaston is located in South Australia
Coordinates34°30′S 139°03′E / 34.500°S 139.050°E / -34.500; 139.050
Population2,095 (2016 census)[1]
Elevation347 m (1,138 ft)
Location77 km (48 mi) north-east of Adelaide via
LGA(s)Barossa Council
State electorate(s)Schubert
Federal division(s)Barker
Localities around Angaston:
Light Pass Penrice, Stockwell Moculta, Truro
Nuriootpa Angaston[2] Keyneton
Bethany, Vine Vale, Tanunda Flaxman Valley Mount McKenzie, Eden Valley
Angaston painted by George French Angas in the 1840s

Angaston is a town on the eastern side of the Barossa Valley in South Australia, 77 km northeast of Adelaide. Its elevation is 347 m, one of the highest points in the valley, and has an average rainfall of 561  mm. Angaston was originally known as German Pass, but was later renamed after the politician, banker and pastoralist George Fife Angas, who settled in the area in the 1850s. Angaston is in the Barossa Council local government area, the state electoral district of Schubert and the federal Division of Barker.[2]


Angaston was the terminus of the Barossa Valley railway line which was built in 1911.[3] The railway has now closed and been replaced by part of the Barossa Trail walking and cycling path from Nuriootpa.

Notable former residents[edit]


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Tour Down Under[edit]


The finish of the 135 kilometres (84 mi) first stage of the 2014 Tour Down Under occurred on 21 January 2014 within the town. The race started in Nuriootpa and was won by Simon Gerrans of Orica–GreenEDGE.[13]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Angaston (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 May 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Property Location Browser". Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, Government of South Australia. Archived from the original on 12 October 2016. Retrieved 23 October 2014.
  3. ^ "FOLLOWING THE IRON ROAD". The Register. Adelaide. 9 September 1911. p. 15. Retrieved 1 February 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ R. W. Linn, 'Angas, Sir John Keith (1900–1977)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University published first in hardcopy 1993, accessed online 30 March 2015.
  5. ^ Edgar, Suzanne, "Angwin, Hugh Thomas Moffitt (1888–1949)", Australian Dictionary of Biography, Canberra: National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, retrieved 30 September 2022
  6. ^ P. A. Howell, 'Hague, William (1864–1924)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, published first in hardcopy 1983, accessed online 30 March 2015.
  7. ^ "Brian Hurn". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  8. ^ "Shannon Hurn". AFL Tables. Retrieved 2 August 2023.
  9. ^ "Saltram Wines | Barossa Valley Since 1859". Retrieved 11 September 2023.
  10. ^ "Lambert Estate Wines - Homepage". Retrieved 11 September 2023.
  11. ^ "Old Union Chapel | Barossa Venue Hire". Retrieved 11 September 2023.
  12. ^ "Collin Grove Homestead: Serene Getaway in South Australia". collingrove. Retrieved 11 September 2023.
  13. ^ "2014 Santos Tour Down Under results, stage 1". VeloNews. 21 January 2014. Archived from the original on 9 April 2014. Retrieved 21 January 2014.

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