HALLETT

Hallett is a very small town on the main road to Adelaide if traveling south or to NSW and Broken Hill if traveling north. Hallett is quite close to a number of wind farms. There are some quite nice a d cute things about Hallett, not the least the very old shop, and the tribute to the merino sheep that was a year 2000 endeavour.

Hallett has significant history.  Being situated on the Barrier Highway 32 kilometres (20 mi) north of Burra and 38 kilometres (24 mi) south-east of Jamestown, Hallett lies close to Goyder's Line, plotted in the nineteenth century by George Goyder, separating the land suitable for cropping from the land suitable for grazing.

Once a railhead for the local farming community, the town today features a store, gallery and the friendly Wildongoleechee Pub.

Hallett is the closest town to Mount Bryan East, birthplace of Sir Hubert Wilkins (1883 - 1958), perhaps the last modern explorer. Sir Hubert Wilkins birthplace and childhood home, Netfield, now restored as a historic site, is easily accessible from the renowned Mount Dare Driving Circuit between Hallett and Terowie.

The Hallett Catholic Church is very much a non-church building.

The Wildongoleechee (dont you just love that) Hotel is located on the western entry to the township. This is an old pub.

The War Memorial is situated within the council admin buildings.

If the timing is right that old pub deserves a visit.

Heritage diary

  Fireplace   Dump Station
  General Store Bottled Gas
  Internet   Caravan
  Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities   Disabled access
  Laundry Toilets
  Campervans Accommodation
  Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
  Scenic   Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
  Rotary Club   Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
  Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
  Kayaking   Jet Boating
  Information   Hospital
Hang Gliding   Golf Course