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					  Crystal Brook

                Relax            explorers that opened
         and enjoy the           up the Australian landscape      If you want to try an
     tranquillity of Crystal     to settlers. Keep an eye out     extended hike, the Heysen
  Brook.                         for the antique shop – a         Trail can be accessed via the
                                 browse may not be enough!        gorgeous natural setting of
  A southern entrance to the     Another stroll of interest       Bowman’s Park. Only a few
  Flinders Ranges, Crystal       is the Bowman Street             minutes’ drive from the heart
  Brook is a fine place to       Historic Walk, on which          of Crystal Brook, this park
  start your journey or base     you can learn more about         features a large grassed picnic
  yourself when visiting the     the beautiful architecture       area and ruins of the original
  wonders of the Southern        of some of the southern          pastoral run homestead.
  Flinders Ranges. Only a        Flinders Ranges’ oldest
  few hours from Adelaide, to    buildings. There is also         During the summer months,
  get here why not take the      the Historic Homes Walk,         the Mais Terrace public
  relaxing route through the     featuring stunning unique        swimming pool is open. The
  scenic Clare Valley?           homes.                           playgrounds in Adelaide
                                                                  Square and Flinders
  River Red Gum and pepper       Continue your trip through       Street are good for kids to
  trees line the main street.    time with a visit to the         stretch and have fun, and
  There is plenty to see and     Crystal Brook Heritage           sporty travelers can use the
  do in Crystal Brook, as well   Centre. It has the sole          basketball and tennis courts.
  as being in close proximity    underground bakehouse
  to the Clare Wine Region,      believed to be remaining         SERVICES
  the mining history of Burra,   in South Australia. While        Crystal Brook provides
  the waterfront activities      you are in the main street       visitors with a range of
  of Port Broughton or the       vicinity, follow the scent of    services, including a fuel
  arid beauty of the northern    delicious breads and pastries    station, pubs, hospital,
  Flinders Ranges.               and you will arrive at Crystal   supermarket, banks,
                                 Brook’s famous bakery. An        butcher, hardware store and
  ATTRACTIONS                    icon in its own right, this      delicatessens open 7 days a
  Discover the proud history     bakery is famous for its         week. If you don’t have a car,
  of Crystal Brook during a      Crystal Brook pasties – one      get to Crystal Brook using
  historical walk. Meander       bite and you’ll be hooked!       the and regional bus service
  down Bowman Street and                                          from Adelaide.
  learn more about the white
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  Accommodation                         Visitor
  Two hotels (in Bowman
  Street) and a caravan park            Information
  (in a peaceful setting by             For more information
  the creek from which                  about Crystal Brook, drop
  the town gets its name)               into the information centre
  offer comfortable, relaxed            located at the antique
  accommodation.                        shop, or call the Port Pirie
                                        Regional Council’s Crystal
                                        Brook office on 8636 2150.
  EVENTS
  Crystal Brook hosts many
  annual events to keep those
  of all ages entertained! The
  year starts with the Australia
  Day Breakfast, a community
  event filled with warmth
  and pride held at Adelaide
  Square. Another annual
  highlight is the North
  Western Agricultural Show
  held on the first Saturday
  in August. You will find
  everything from livestock to
  rides, pets to face painting
  and everything in between!
  Christmas is also a special
  time in Crystal Brook, with
  Community Carols held in
  Adelaide Square on the first
  Sunday in December and
  a Christmas Pageant and
  Street Party held in alternate
  years.

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