Bordertown is part of the Tatiara District of South Australia. Tatiara is an aboriginal word meaning "the good country".
The town was established in 1852 and was the site of a base camp created by Police Inspector Alexander Tolmer.
Bordertown is famous for the white kangaroos found in the Wildlife Park; Historic Clayton Farm; the birthplace of Bob Hawke; and Tolmer Park, once the site of the police camp where officers on the Gold Escort Route would change their horses.
There is much to see and do in Bordertown! When in town be sure to visit the Bordertown Visitor Information Centre where you can pick up more information about the surrounding areas or check out the link to the Tatiara Tourism Website further down the page and discover more to see and do around Bordertown
TATIARA TOURISM WEBSITE
The Bob Hawke Gallery has a collection of photographs and memorabilia acknowledging Bordertown as the birth place of our former Prime Minister. A portrait of Bob Hawke, which was an Archibald Prize finalist, is also on display.
BOB HAWKE GALLERY
The Bordertown Recreation Lake was created in 1988.
Walking trails around the lake, a jetty and three public artworks - the Crooked Tank, the Horse Fence and the Sluice Gates - have been created.
Fishing for yabbies, redfin, perch and other breeds of fish is a pleasurable activity, along with canoeing - swimming is not permitted.
Enjoy a picnic, with a shelter and electric BBQ and toilet nearby.
The Walkway Gallery is located in the Tatiara Civic Centre. Exhibitions regularly showcase local and regional South Australian artists.
For more infomation on activities to do around the Tatiara, check out the Tatiara Tourism Website. Here you will discover the amazing places to visit, whether you have only an hour, a day or week to explore