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Wasleys might be a one main street, one shop, post office, one hotel town, but the village 17 km north of Gawler, does have a unique claim to fame: the quality of its chaff.

Arguably Australia's greatest racehorse, Phar Lap, in fact, would browse on nothing else than Wasleys chaff and bags of Big Red's favourite snack accompanied the champion on his ill-fated trip to the United States.

Sadly, chaff production, which once kept three mills churning out the product for customers as far afield as India and South Africa, is not what it used to be. Nor is the traffic or wealth generated by Wasleys golden days in the first half of the 20th century as a major rail junction.

But it retains its charm and, of course, is only a 30-minute drive from the renowned vineyards of the Barossa. It is a fair bet that several of the Barossa winemakers learnt their stuff at Roseworthy College, the historic agricultural school just a few kilometres south of Wasleys. Apart from agricultural experts and winemaker, Roseworthy produces grain, fruit, vegetables, beef and dairy cattle and wine on its model farm and vineyards.

Wasleys: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Roseworthy Railway Club

Roseworthy Railway is a volunteer, non-profit group dedicated to miniature rail and model engineering.

The Roseworthy Railway has 1.2 kilometres of 7-1/4 inch gauge track located in the grounds of the Roseworthy Campus of the University of Adelaide.

Come and enjoy a train ride with the Roseworthy Railway Club on the third Sunday of the month from 12.30pm to 4.30pm (April to October), and on the third Saturday of the month from 6pm to 10pm (November to March). Entry into the grounds is free, and the train ride is a mere AUD2.50 per person.

We can also cater for birthday parties and functions. Limited cooking facilities are available. Undercover areas available. On-site unisex toilet. Please call or email for details.

Roseworthy Campus,
Murra Widla Road
Roseworthy, SA, 5371

Located 9.5K from Wasleys

Gawler Historic Main Street Walking Tour

Take a self-guided walking tour along Gawler's historic Main Street and learn the fascinating history of the area.

Gawler's Historic Main Street reflects colonel William Lights vision; to create a settlement that could prosper on the banks of the north and south Para Rivers, bounded by rolling hills and within close proximity to Adelaide. Today you can witness the remarkable eras from the historical buildings that line Gawler's Main Street.

The attractive setting, coupled with major roles in the mining and agricultural booms of the 1860s, 70s and 80s saw Gawler blossom into a town of broad streets, peaceful parklands and distinctive architecture. As the walk unfolds you will gain an appreciation of the achievements that our ancestors accomplished in times of challenging environmental and social harshness.

Maps and information for the self-guided tour can be collected from the Gawler Visitor Information Centre between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday, or 10am to 4pm weekends.

2 Lyndoch Road
Gawler East, SA, 5118

Located 15.2K from Wasleys

Two Wells Golf Club

Two Wells Golf Club is an 18 hole, par 70, 4,987 metre long course with sand scrapes and an Australian course rating of 63.9.

The course is set on a flora and fauna reserve with native trees and shrubs and can be shared with goannas and snakes at the appropriate seasons.

There is a Saturday competition with tee off times between 11am and 1pm. A Wednesday competition is arranged with tee off times between 9am and 9.30am. Bar facilities are available with snacks on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Because there is no irrigation the course is closed from the October long weekend until after Easter.

McPharlin Road
Two Wells, SA, 5501

Located 16.1K from Wasleys

Greenock Aviation Museum, The

The Greenock Aviation Museum is a private collection of preserved aircraft, replica aircraft, restoration projects, scale model aircraft, and general aviation memorabilia.

Included in the museum is the largest public display of 1/72 scale model aircraft in the Southern Hemisphere, with over 1400 models displayed in glass cabinets surrounding the walls of the museum.

Cockpit sections in the museum include a partially restored Boomerang, several CAC Wirraway sections in varying degrees of restoration, Fairy Battle two-seat bomber/trainer with engine, Avro Anson Mk 1, Airspeed Oxford Mk 1 and De Havilland Mosquito. The collection also includes two gun turrets, a Fraser-Nash turret from the Wellington Mk 1 Bomber, and a mid-upper turret from the Avro Lincoln.

Inside the craft and gift shop, located alongside the aviation museum, is a range of local arts, crafts, Barossa produce and aviation books for sale.

Kapunda Road
Greenock, SA, 5360

Located 16.7K from Wasleys

Gawler Golf Club

Established in 1904, Gawler Golf Club was a founding member of Golf SA (formerly South Australian Golf Union).

The course has undergone continual improvement and development over the past 100 years. It is now an 18-hole, par 72 (ACR 73), 6095 metre course located at Sandy Creek, at the entrance to the Barossa, just 50 minutes from the Adelaide central business district.

Thanks to our dedicated and professional team of grounds staff, the course is revered as having some of the best greens in the State, certainly outside of the metropolitan area. Our fairways are maintained year round to provide a lush and consistent playing surface. We also provide significant practice areas for members and visitors to hone their skills or to warm up prior to a round.

A fully licensed bar provides the opportunity to relax and enjoy our facilities pre, during and post round.

Our PGA Professional Golf Shop also caters for all your equipment and coaching needs.

Green fees vary - please refer to website for costs.

129 Williamstown Road
Sandy Creek, SA, 5350

Located 20.2K from Wasleys

Seppeltsfield Road Barossa Valley

Seppeltsfield Road is a must see destination in South Australia's famous Barossa Valley and is home to iconic cellar doors, restaurants and accommodation.

Seppeltsfield Winery, founded by the Seppelt family in the early 1850s, has undergone an inspiring transformation in the last 10 years and is now home to not only the 100 year old Para Tawny, but also Fino restaurant and the Jam Factory with artisans in residence.

The 10 kilometres of Seppeltsfield Road boasts some of the Barossa's most famous wineries and gourmet destinations such as Appellation and Hentley Farm restaurants and Maggie Beer's Farmshop.

Often identified by its distinctive palm trees, Seppeltsfield Road is located in the western Barossa, only 60 minutes from the Adelaide central business district via a two lane highway.

No trip to the Barossa Valley is complete without visiting, staying or dining in our historic and hospitable precinct. The warmth and welcoming smiles of the people who live and work in this region makes the visitor experience exceptional - there is a sense of being privileged and proud to be able to promote and share the food, wine, culture, heritage and hospitality of the Barossa.

Gerald Roberts Road
Seppeltsfield, SA, 5355

Located 20.3K from Wasleys

Peter Franz Fine Art Gallery

The Peter Franz Fine Art Gallery was purpose built by Peter himself to showcase both his passion for photography and to provide a venue to showcase fine art within the Barossa Valley region.

The gallery has been constructed to complement the German heritage and era in which it is set. The gallery brings together the old and the new beautifully. While retaining its traditional charm on the outside the interior is modern and fresh.

The gallery has frequently updated group exhibitions promoting high quality artworks created by South Australian artists. We specialise in featuring fine art from a wide range of mediums including paintings, ceramics, sculpture, drawings, photography, glass works, jewellery and textiles.

The Peter Franz Fine Art Gallery is surrounded by high quality restaurants, beautiful lawns and famous wineries. Come for a browse, grab a coffee or lunch, visit a winery or two and make a day of it!

19 Barossa Valley Highway
Lyndoch, SA, 5351

Located 21.4K from Wasleys

Wasleys: Events

Gawler Carols 2017

Come along to Pioneer Park and enjoy the festivities. Food available from 5.00pm. A special visit by Santa at 6.00pm. Carols commence at 7.30pm with entertainment for the whole family for all to enjoy including The Gawler Town Band and many more local entertainers. Bring your rugs and chairs for a wonderful Christmas celebration.

Food available for purchase. Alcohol and smoke free event. St Brigids - SAMMAT Building, Para Road is the alternate venue if required due to extreme weather conditions. Pioneer Park, Cnr Murray and Union Streets, Gawler.
For further information phone (08) 85229 260

Event Dates
      16th Dec

Cnr Murray Street and Union Street
Gawler, SA, 5118

Located 15.1K from Wasleys


It has been 130 years since the first vineyard and winery was opened in 1887 by the Fromm family.
To celebrate, on Saturday, July 1st from 6 pm until late, we are holding a back vintage tasting presented by Barry White, with food pairing by the Barossa's own Owen Andrews at Gomersal Wines, followed by an extravagant cocktail evening; $99 per ticket

Event Dates
      1st Jul

203 Lyndoch Road
Gomersal, SA, 5352

Located 20.6K from Wasleys

Wasleys: Travel Tips

Gawler Visitor Information Centre

The Gawler Visitor Information Centre is your first stop for information on things to see and do to ensure you enjoy your time in Gawler and the region to the fullest.

Our friendly staff and volunteers have expert knowledge to make your stay a memorable one, providing quality information and bookings for accommodation, attractions and activities in the region and South Australia.

Stunning walking and driving tours include:
Church Hill State Heritage Walking Tour.
Gawler Historic Main Street Walking Tour.
Gawler Driving Tour.
Gawler River Paths - Tapa Pairara.

To assist further travels, coach bookings can be made with Premier Stateliner, Yorke Peninsula Coaches and Greyhound Australia. A freight service is also available to all areas of South Australia.

If you are chasing a souvenir or gift, the Centre stocks a wide range to please all tastes, so be sure to stop in and see us.

2 Lyndoch Road
Gawler East, SA, 5118

Located 15.3K from Wasleys

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