There’s plenty to see and do in Langhorne Creek, which sits on the flood plains of the Bremer River with vineyards sprawling in all directions.
The picturesque farming district is well-known for its grape-growing and lucerne production, and the town is named after Alfred Langhorne, who first overlanded cattle to a cattle station that was once located where Langhorne Creek is now.
In addition to The Bridge Hotel, Langhorne Creek offers historic buildings that date back to 1850s; including the Methodist church, general store and Bleasdale Winery. While the early days of goldrush fever may be long gone, the township remains a popular destination for many wanting a short stay or enjoying a day drive to the region.
Located on the aptly-named Kangaroo Road, the 843ha Ferries-McDonald Conservation Park has a wide variety of flora. Popular amongst nature lovers and bush walkers alike, this section of Mallee is home to the protected Mallee fowl, and offers a number of walking tracks across the slightly undulating countryside.
The Tolderol Game Reserve is another popular destination for visitors and can be accessed by turning off the Wellington-Langhorne Creek Road at Dog Lake Road, about 27km from Wellington.
The 230ha reserve is a drought refuge that attracts waterbirds, waterfowl and waders, including Pacific black duck, musk duck, grey teal, Australian shoveller, sharp-tailed and curlew sandpiper and red-necked stint. Keen birdwatchers may also spot sacred kingfishers, marsh harriers and terns.
Enjoy a slower pace of life in this picturesque part of South Australia and feel yourself unwind from the stresses of daily life.
And don’t forget – The Bridge Hotel is the perfect spot to stop with family and friends, watch the world go by, and unwind in true country atmosphere.