Originally chosen in 1871 by Captain Henry Dale as a service port for regional agricultural goods produced in the Mundoora hinterland, Port Broughton has become the tail that wags the dog.
While Mundoora’s population hovers round the 30-mark, the port supports a population of 1500 and is becoming an increasingly popular resort for Yorke Peninsula holiday-makers and fishing enthusiasts.
It has a safe swimming beach backed by a children’s playground and boat ramp access to the protected harbour which not only lures recreational anglers, but supports a professional prawn fleet.
Just to the north, the small township of Fisherman's Bay presides over a sheltered swimming beach, boat ramp and playground. To the south lie the copper coast towns of Kadina, Moonta and Wallaroo and the salt lakes of the Snowtown-Lochiel area. Port Broughton is also within comfortable driving distance of the Clare Valley vineyards.