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History, adventure and the essence of country life can all be found within the peaceful township of Booleroo Centre. The town, which grew to service the needs of local farming families, earned its name as the centre of the survey Hundred of Booleroo, derived from an Aboriginal word that roughly translates to ‘place of mud’. It is this agricultural history that has shaped the township, and today it remains a service centre for the grain and livestock producers of the surrounding area.
Cycling is a popular pastime in the Southern Flinders Ranges and Booleroo Centre is no exception. A network of mountain biking cross country trails traverse the countryside, taking in such local highlights as Harris Hill Lookout and the Arwakurra School and Memorial, as well as the spectacular view of Mount Remarkable. If you’re game, step up to the local BMX track to test your skills.
The Booleroo Steam & Traction Preservation Society Museum is a world class display that attracts visitors from all over the world and is a must for anyone visiting the region. The museum features South Australia’s largest collection of steam and traction engines, with more than 150 machines on permanent display. The Booleroo Steam & Traction Preservation Society also hold an annual rally where the machines are cranked into action, a truly remarkable event. This is one of the major events on the region’s calendar, running for more than 40 years and displaying one of the most impressive collections of working vintage farm machinery, tractors, stationary engines and steam exhibits you are likely to see
The local swimming pool is open for a refreshing dip in the summer months or for something more sedate, tackle the nine hole bush golf course.
Booleroo Centre caters for the surrounding farming districts through its services including banks, an ATM, bakery with takeaway food, a supermarket, hospital, pharmacy, post office, farm supply shop, public toilets, service station and vehicle repairer. There is also a butcher which makes their own traditional small goods. Comfortable rooms at the local hotel offer country hospitality or you can camp at the town oval, where power outlets, showers and toilets are available. There are also bed and breakfasts where you can rest your head and enjoy great hospitality
Council have been working towards the Booleroo Centre Main Street Upgrade, as outlined in the ‘Master Plan’, in liaison with the Booleroo Centre Community Development and Tourism Association.
This multi-stage project is outlined in the Booleroo Centre Master Plan which was adopted following a community public consultation process.
One of the key points outlined in the Master Plan is to develop a community orientated open space adjacent to the Booleroo Centre IGA as well as increasing the landscape amenity through the provision of seating areas, tree planting and landscaping, to create an accessible environment that stimulates the community, visitors and the commercial centre of Booleroo Centre.
The current stage of the project involves clearing the existing site, kerbing, building paths around the exterior of the area and through the middle including spaces for seating, open space and landscaping.