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Meadows SA


Postcode: 5201

Meadows sits within the Adelaide Hills and boasts several historic buildings, craft shops, a winery and excellent bakery. It is a thriving community with a wonderful lifestyle. Every year, the town hosts the famous Meadows Country Fair and Meadows Easter Fair.

Nearby, Prospect Hill Museum tells the story of the regional dairy industry and includes a re-created milk room. Or head to the 5000 hectare Kuitpo Forest for bushwalking, cycling and horse riding. The land incorporating Meadows was part of the Seventh Special Survey undertaken by Charles Flaxman on 31 January 1839.

Set in the northern Fleurieu region south of Adelaide, Meadows is the centre for a rich dairy industry and hosts a monthly produce market. Dairy cows and their produce are also the central theme of the annual Country Fair which is held every October and is famous for its UdderTug hand-milking competition. The Prospect Hill Museum keeps tabs on a past which embraces renowned Antarctic explorer Sir Douglas Mawson who settled in the district in the 1920s.Meadows also shares its corner in the Adelaide Hills with the 5000ha Kuitpo Forest which is a popular haunt of bird-watchers, picnickers and recreational bush-walkers. Meadows is within easy reach of such tourist traps as the Germanic Adelaide Hills town of Handorf – settled in 1838 by Silesian and Prussian refugees who fled to Australia to escape religious persecution and who’ve bequeathed a singular heritage to the region. The wine-heartlands of McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek are just a pleasant, 20-minute drive from Meadows.