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Birdwood

Initially named Blumberg by the German settlers who farmed the area in the late 1840s, Birdwood is the major town in the eastern Adelaide Hills. Its most popular attraction is the National Motor Museum, which tells the history of motoring in Australia and has an excellent collection of vintage cars. The town also has a traditional Australian pub and gallery that displays work by local artists, and there are some good bushwalking and cycling trails in the area, including the Mawson Trail.

Activites and Experiences at Birdwood

  • Barbecue
  • Bushwalking
  • Sightseeing
  • Walking
  • Wine Tasting
  • Ambulance Mount Pleasant Station
  • Banking Facilities Local Supermarket BankSA Agency
  • Bottled Gas Mannings Refrigeration and Electrical
  • Licensed Club
  • Dentist Birdwood Dental Clinic40 Shannon Street, Birdwood08 8568 5013
  • Fuel Liberty, Mobil (Birdwood Traders)
  • Hospital Gumeracha Districts Soldiers Memorial Hospital
  • Public Bar Blumberg Tavern
  • Medical Facilities Birdwood Medical Centre
  • Newsagent Birdwood Newsagency
  • Police Gumeracha Police
  • Post Office 14 Shannon Street
  • Supermarket Birdwood Foodland
  • Takeaway Food Birdwood Pizza Parlour, Starkeys Takeaway Deli
  • Places of Worship Catholic, Lutheran, Uniting, United, Seven Day Adventist
  • Food and Wine
  • Historic/Heritage

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