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Oakbank, SA

The site of the biggest picnic race meeting in the southern hemisphere, Oakbank is an attractive Adelaide Hills town housing two historical breweries – one now selling cordials and soft drinks to the public and the other home to the Oakbank Weaver, where hand woven textiles and tapestries are produced on eight large looms.


Each Easter, the racecourse brings thousands to the town to see the Great Eastern Steeplechase.

The Oakbank Heritage Walk takes in all the historic sights, including a 130-year-old oak tree that is listed on the National Trust’s Register of Significant Trees. There’s also a nine-hole golf course, said to be one of the best of its kind in the country.

Nearest Airport: Adelaide

Where to stay?


  • 18-35's
  • Food and Wine
  • Indulgence/Luxury
  • Self-Drive

Popular Activities

  • Bush Walking
  • Driving
  • Golfing
  • Sightseeing

About Oakbank

  • Locality: Urban locality
  • Oakbank Postcode: 5243
  • State: South Australia
  • Region: Adelaide Hills
  • Latitude: -34.98326
  • Longitude: 138.84492
  • Elevation: 344m
  • Population: 832
  • Median Income: $38948
  • Area (Sq/km): 26.981
  • Timezone: Australia/Adelaide

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