Avenues of native trees flanking both road and rail entrances welcome visitors to Brinkworth, a small mid-north farming community, 152km from Adelaide.
The key to Brinkworth’s past can be borrowed from Beth’s Pantry. The key unlocks the door of the museum in the Brinkworth Historical Reserve.
The town’s motto is ‘take a break’, and you can do just that in any of Brinkworth’s parks or at the delightful, scenic picnic spot in Whitecliffs Reserve on the Broughton River, just 7km north of town.
Brinkworth was established as a rail junction in 1892 and today serves as the commercial centre for outlying graziers, fat lamb producers and wheat farmers.
Named after the original land owner in the region, George Brinkworth, the town's main street is liberally sprinkled with well-preserved buildings dating back to the twilight of the 19th century, while a turntable and water tower remain as beacons to its past importance as a rail junction.
Brinkworth, which lies 30km north of the major regional town of Clare, has a population of 400.