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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

Church Hill State Heritage Walking Tour

The Church Hill area contains the core of Colonel Light's 1839 Gawler town plan. Due to its historical significance and the overall state of preservation, this area was declared a State Heritage Area on 7 June 1985, the third such heritage area in South Australia.
As you experience the true heritage of Gawler, the attractions will be highlighted unfolding you why the area is called Church Hill. A wide array of dwellings and outbuildings reflect grand to humble circumstances of people who created the area during the 19th century. Original slate and bluestone kerbs, historic fire hydrants and many other treasurer of yesteryear will be revealed.
Collect a brochure from the Gawler Visitor Information Centre. Approximately 2.4kms and 90 minutes.

2 Lyndoch Road
Gawler East, SA, 5118

Located 15.3K from Wasleys

Gawler Self Driving Tour

Gawler is unique in character, a destination moulded from being the first country town in South Australia into its present form, gifted with a natural river corridor and significant built environments. The Gawler Self Drive Tour will take you on a journey where you will appreciate the degree that Gawler contributed towards the development of our state, marvel at its merging of old with new and be envious of our town lifestyle offerings.

Follow route "10 signs departing from the Gawler Visitor Information Centre Car Park, 2 Lyndoch Road, Gawler . Pick up a brochure from the Centre to enhance the drive.

2 Lyndoch Road
Gawler East, SA, 5118

Located 15.3K 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

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

Wasleys: Events

Gawler Carols 2017

Come along to Pioneer Park and enjoy the festivities. Pre Carols Entertainment and Food available from 5.30pm. Santa arrives at 6pm with Carols commencing 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.

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

Gawler Cup

The Schweppes Gawler Cup is favoured as a great day of quality racing, fashion and entertainment.

Gawler is known as the gateway to the Barossa and is famous for its hospitality and fine food and wine. Combine this with the stars of the track and you've got the perfect opportunity to entertain friends and family with a fun day at The Races.

Event Dates
      29th Oct
      29th Oct

Barnet Road
Evanston, SA, 5116

Located 16.2K from Wasleys

Celebrating 60 Years of Brooks Family Farming at Pindarie

Come and help us celebrate 60 years of Brooks Family Farming here at Pindarie. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon with the usual stunning views and award winning wines whilst enjoying a gourmet BBQ all to the sounds of local gal Sue Baker. Bring the kiddies along so they get their face painted and climb the famous haystack

Event Dates
      26th Nov

946 Rosedale Road
Gomersal, SA, 5352

Located 18.2K 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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