Where wheat meets grapes!
If you are travelling along the Sturt Highway to make your way from the Barossa to Blanchetown, you will travel through one of the peripheral Mid Murray Council townships, Truro about 80 km north east of Adelaide.
Set on the ridge of the Mount Lofty Ranges, the town was founded in approximately 1848 by John Howard Angas, the son of George Fife Angas who purchased the land in 1942.
A past primary industry was copper mining with the Whealbarton mine operating from 1842 to the 1970’s.
Crop farming is more popular than viticulture however Truro is home to Craneford Wines who offer a popular cellar door stop.
Set in the rustic charm of the Old Country Fire Station building, Craneford Wines’ cellar door is situated on the main street of Truro.
The Truro Hotel is a popular watering hole with the locals and visitors and the Truro Bakery should not be missed.
Historic walks and drives featuring important local sites have been developed by the town folk. Brochures detailing The Truro Walk, and Truro and Barton drives, Dutton and St Kitts drives are available in Truro at the Post Office and other town locations.
The Lavender Federation Walking Trail continues through Truro and Pioneer Park in the main street has been established to profile the farming culture and pioneers of the township in the future. The Park provides a specific walking trail link from the towns main street, Moorundie Street to Heroes Park and provides Lavender Trail information.
If you love bike riding, Pioneer Park is a great stopover or meeting area and journey to Blanchetown or continue on the Lavender Trail!
Truro is a superb spot for breaking your trip now offering a beautiful gazebo in Pioneer Park for picnics or just to take a break.