About 13km west of the wine mecca of Clare, the small town of Blyth takes its name from Sir Arthur Blyth, who arrived in South Australia as a teenager in 1839 and went on to become a successful businessman and parliamentarian.
Although the town can be accessed from both Highway 1 and the Main North Road, the approach from Clare opens up impressive views across the Blyth Plains to the horizon.
The plains are at their best in spring and autumn when they present a patchwork of colour, often softened by early morning mists and a sunset haze.
The outstanding landmark in Blyth is the St Petrie Kirche Lutheran church. Built in 1886, the steepled church is no longer a place of worship. Today it is the Medika Gallery where, amid a display of classic Australian arts and craft, you can watch acclaimed wildlife artist Ian Roberts work his magic.
The Padnaindi Reserve on South Terrace offers the traveller a tranquil resting spot for a picnic lunch or a refreshing cuppa.