Towns in Australia

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Old Noarlunga SA

Old Noarlunga

Postcode: 5168

Old Noarlunga is a small town approximately 40 minutes drive south of Adelaide, South Australia. Originally settled around 1840, the town retains its village atmosphere in spite of encroaching suburbia.

In the early years of settlement, the surrounding area was cleared for wheat farming, and a flour mill was built in the town in 1843 along with wharves used to transport produce down the Onkaparinga River to Port Noarlunga via barge. The town also had a stone bridge across the Onkaparinga, making the town a focal point for travel further down the Fleurieu Peninsula.