Welcome to Bordertown
Bordertown is the gateway to the State's eastern border. Situated on the Dukes Highway, Bordertown is 280km from Adelaide and 450km from Melbourne. The Bordertown Visitor Information Centre is an addition to the old police station which can be clearly seen from inside the building.
The town was established in 1852 adjacent to the Tatiara Creek and was the site of a base camp created by Police Inspector Alexander Tolmer who was in charge of the gold escorts from the Victorian Goldfields to Adelaide. These historic escorts saved the infant state of South Australia from bankruptcy. Their importance is recognised by the granite stone markers and plaques along the gold route.
The Bordertown Visitor Information Centre is open 7 days excluding Christmas Day and is situated in Tolmer Park, 81 North Terrace.
Weekdays - 10am to 4pm
Weekends & Public Holidays 10.30am to 2pm (Closed Christmas Day)
Telephone: 1800 520 700
Facsimile: 08 8752 0644