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Places nearby Orroroo


Whether you want to kick back and relax while enjoying the varied local landscapes, or take part in more active past times - Orroroo has something for you. Situated in the Flinders Ranges, there are many options available to fill in your days. Try bushwalking, four-wheel driving, utilising the public sporting facilities or marvelling at the phenomenon of Magnetic Hill.

The history of this area is remarkable and the townships feature beautiful old stone buildings. Also available to visit are historic rail bridges, a pug and pine hut built in the early 1880s, Yesteryear Gallery featuring fashion dating back to the 1830s, the local historical society and ghost towns to mention a few.

The local Pekina Creek Walking Trail is a must, featuring Aboriginal Carvings, the giant gum tree, a rock poem carved in 1896 and a picturesque barbecue area.

The district attracts visitors every year to Black Rock Dirt Circuit Racing, Carrieton Rodeo, Carrieton Campdraft, the local Agricultural and Horticultural Show and the Quilting and Arid Gardens weekend.

Accommodation is available to all tastes and budgets including motel, hotel, caravan park (including ensuite cabins), bed and breakfasts and bush camping.


Orroroo: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Orroroo Markets

The Orroroo Market, held on the fourth Sunday of every second month (March, May, July, September and November) is a great outing for everyone.

Stalls are presented out of an old 1880 Blacksmith's Shop which has been renovated as a function centre named Blacksmith's Chatter, giving the market a great feel.

Come and browse over 23 stalls with offerings including wine, honey, art and craft, dips and oils, native plants, children's clothing, quilts, jewellery, wood and craft paper products and collectables.

While there enjoy the many baked goods, kangaroo pies and hot food available to purchase, or sip a cappuccino.

On Saturday 11 October 2014, a mini field day will see the market open in conjunction with the Orroroo Quilters Exhibition. There will be men's stalls, ladies stalls and a jumping castle for the kids.

7 First Street
Orroroo, SA, 5431

Located 0.2K from Orroroo

Orroroo Kangaroo

Dew's Meats Pty Ltd, trading as Orroroo Kangaroo, began processing kangaroo meat in 1977. We are a small family owned business specialising in kangaroo meat products.

The award winning Orroroo Kangaroo products include Mettwurst, Pepperoni, Sausages, Steak, Burgers, Stir Fry, Roasts, Mince, Pastrami and Smoked Roo, just to name a few.

Come and visit the retail outlet in the main street of Orroroo which stocks kangaroo leather products and dried treats for pet in addition to our wonderful fresh meat products.

Orroroo Kangaroo is open from 10am to 2pm daily or by appointment.

19 Thirteenth Street
Orroroo, SA, 5431

Located 1.1K from Orroroo

Magnetic Hill

Taking your vehicle to Magnetic Hill is one of those things that you must do if you want to experience something that is just a little bit different from anything else. Park your car on the side of the hill and watch it role uphill.

Magnetic Hill was formerly known as Bruff's Hill, a name that originated from 35-year-old James Bruff, of Willunga, settling on Section 206, Head of Black Rock Plain, in 1897.

Murray Catford, a former farmer of Tarcowie/Bully Acre, tells the tale of an acquaintance that, in the 1930's, had acquired his first motorcar. He was driving in the vicinity of Bruffs Hill and happened to get a puncture right on the section of the road now known as Magnetic Hill. He did the right thing - put a stone in front of one of the wheels before jacking up the vehicle - only to have it roll uphill.

Black Rock Road
Pekina, SA, 5487

Located 14.6K from Orroroo

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