|PORT BROUGHTON - SOUTH AUSTRALIA - 5522|
Height above sea level: 10m
Location: 170km north of Adelaide
Highway: Off Highway 1 near Port Wakefield
Nearest Major Town: Wallaroo
Nearest Airport: Adelaide
Touring Area: Yorke Peninsula
The foreshore at Port Broughton
Port Broughton is 175km. north from Adelaide by road via Port Wakefield.
It has a population of around 700.
A popular coastal resort offering fishing and other water sports, it is on the eastern shore of Spencer Gulf between Port Wakefield and Port Pirie. A prawning fleet operates from the harbour and a boat ramp provides access to the waters for the general public. A long timber jetty provides excellent opportunities for the recreational fisherman and the local hotel will arrange fishing trips if required.
It was surveyed in 1871 and auctioned to the public in 1872. and is the centre of a large grain growing area with wheat and barley being the staples.
Places to visit include the Heritage Centre in Edmund Street, the Council Office Museum in Harvey Street and the several art and craft galleries.
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