Towns in Australia

Exploring Australia, town by town

Blyth SA


Postcode: 5462

Blyth is a small town in the mid-north of South Australia. It is considered the “gateway” to the Clare Valley. It has a population of approximately 270. Altitude is 189 metres, and rainfall is approximately 440 mm per annum.

Located approximately 132 km north of Adelaide, the town’s main produce is wheat, barley, legumes, sheep, cattle and pigs.

The township was proclaimed in 1860, named in honor of Sir Arthur Blyth, who arrived in South Australia as a teenager with his parents in 1839 and went on to become a businessman and parliamentarian. The township of Blyth was founded in 1875.

Now Blyth is a quaint country town. Its hills offer stunning views of the western plains, with a scenic patchwork of colours created by different crops, especially in spring and autumn. Join the short interpretative botanical walking trail.

In Blyth it is the original German St Petrie Kirche Lutheran Church that will delight the visitor. Whilst the 1886 building with its tall steeple is a timely reminder of the many nationalities that first settled in this area, today the building is the Medika Gallery.