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Hoyleton SA


Postcode: 5453

Hoyleton is a former railway town in South Australia, west of the Clare Valley, halfway between Leasingham and Halbury. The railway ran from Balaklava to Blyth and further on into the Mid North of the state. Due to various reasons, this particular line had become obsolete and the tracks were dismantled in the late 1980s. The original historic stone railway shed remains standing along side the grain silos which are still in use, but now serviced by road.

Sir Walter Watson Hughes, one of the founders of the University of Adelaide, originally owned a pastoral lease at Hoyleton in the 1850s. He later went on to own vast copper mining interests at Wallaroo, on the Yorke Peninsula.

Hoyleton is a settlement situated in South Australia, Australia. Hoyleton is 972 km from the Australian capital Canberra. Nearby places include Auburn, Balaklava, Blyth, Boowillia, Bowillia, Dalkey, Halbury, Mintaro, Rhynie, Salters Springs, Stow, Undalya. Nearby landmarks include Bumbunga Lake, Camels Hump, Diamond Lake, Gilbert, Kellys Hill, Light, Mount Horrocks, Mount Oakden, Mount Templeton, Mount Tinline, Peters Hill.