Tour Description

Prospect Hill Historical Museum

Celebrate History Month!

Thursday 16th or Friday 17th May 2024

McLaren Vale pick-up Thursday 16th May only

Cost: $125

Are you a history lover? Do you want to learn more about the rich heritage of South Australia? If so, join us for a day tour to the Prospect Hill Historical Museum, where you can explore the past and present of this charming town.

Opening especially for our visit, this is a unique opportunity to take a glimpse into the past! Situated along the main street, the historic buildings of the Prospect Hill Museum include the general store and post office, built in 1872 and signifying the beginnings of the town. There is a dairy, cellar, blacksmith
shop, school and Flag Tree Shed. The exhibits showcase the history of the local community, the life of our early pioneers and the story of the devastating Ash Wednesday bushfires of 1983. Many of the historic buildings in Prospect Hill were lost in the fires and a number of those we visit on our tour have
been lovingly restored by the local community.

Lunch is enjoyed in nearby Meadows before a scenic Autumn drive admiring the changing colours of the season

Pick-up locations and times for May:

  • 8.15am – McLaren Vale Lodge, McLaren Vale (Thursday 16 May only)
  • 9.00am – Bus stop 4, Rosetta Village, Maude Street Encounter Bay
  • 9.05am – Bus stop 1, Stuart Street, Victor Harbor
  • 9.10am – Bus stop 7, Hayborough
  • 9.15am – Elliot Gardens, Montpelier Terrace Port Elliot
  • 9.25am – Bus stop 12, Middleton
  • 9.35am – Seachange Village, Gardiner Street Goolwa
  • 9.37am – Goolwa Ampol, Cadell Street Goolwa
  • 9.40am – Goolwa Stratco, Hutchinson Street Goolwa
  • 9.45am– Thornbury Park, Willmett Road Goolwa Beach

We expect to start set-downs in Goolwa at approximately 4.15pm, finishing in Encounter Bay around 5:00pm. (McLaren Vale set down will be approximately 5.45pm.)