Lyndoch, South Australia

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South Australia
Lyndoch main street.JPG
Main street of Lyndoch
Lyndoch is located in South Australia
Coordinates34°36′04″S 138°53′28″E / 34.601°S 138.891°E / -34.601; 138.891Coordinates: 34°36′04″S 138°53′28″E / 34.601°S 138.891°E / -34.601; 138.891
Population2,000 (2016 census)[1]
Elevation175 m (574 ft)
Location58 km (36 mi) North East of Adelaide via Australian National Route A20.svg Australian Alphanumeric State Route B19.svg
LGA(s)Barossa Council
RegionBarossa Valley
State electorate(s)Schubert
Federal Division(s)Wakefield
Localities around Lyndoch:
Rosedale Gomersal Rowland Flat
Sandy Creek Lyndoch Altona
Cockatoo Valley Williamstown Williamstown

Lyndoch (34°36′S 138°53′E / 34.600°S 138.883°E / -34.600; 138.883) is a town in Barossa Valley, located on the Barossa Valley Highway between Gawler and Tanunda, 58 km northeast of Adelaide. The town has an elevation of 175m and an average rainfall of 560.5mm. It is one of the oldest towns in South Australia.

The town is now primarily a service centre for the surrounding grape and wine industry and a dormitory town with a significant number of local residents commuting to the city of Adelaide each day for employment.

Lyndoch is in the Barossa Council. It is in the state electoral district of Schubert and the federal Division of Barker.


Lyndoch was named by Colonel William Light in December 1837 after his esteemed friend Lord Lynedoch who was his captain in the Battle of Barrosa in 1811. It may have been an unfortunate misspelling that gave the town its name, but reflects the proper pronunciation of "Lynedoch".[2] The town was settled in 1839 and the village laid out later.

Lyndoch was declared a sister town to Georgetown, Texas as both Texas and South Australia celebrated their sesqui-centenaries in 1986.


Lyndoch was served by a station on the Barossa Valley railway line from its opening in 1911 to the cessation of passenger services in 1968. The station was also used for transport of good and timber.[3] Before the railway was built, there was considerable discussion about the route of the line near Lyndoch, and the location of the Lyndoch railway station.[4]


Lyndoch is a stop on the Jack Bobridge Track, a shared cycling and walking path that goes from the outskirts of Gawler through Lyndoch and Rowland Flat to Tanunda (and continues as the Barossa Trail to Nuriootpa and Angaston). The Tour Down Under frequently finishes here.



  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Lyndoch (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 May 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Barrosa and Lynedoch". The Register (Adelaide). XCI, (26, 530). South Australia. 7 January 1926. p. 11. Retrieved 21 June 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ "LYNDOCH". The Bunyip. Gawler, SA. 7 November 1924. p. 4. Retrieved 4 February 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ "LYNDOCH RAILWAY STATION". The Observer. Adelaide. 4 April 1908. p. 41. Retrieved 4 February 2015 – via National Library of Australia.