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Currency Creek, South Australia

Currency Creek (postcode 5214) is a small town located on South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula about 6 km north of Goolwa.

In the South Australian Government Gazette of 20 January 1838, Messrs Y.B. Hutchinson and T.B. Strangways reported that they had named the creek after a whale-boat the Currency Lass, in which they entered it.

Currency Creek was laid out into blocks of two roods when the 'Currency Creek Special Survey' was undertaken in 1840 and was once planned to be the location for the capital of South Australia.

Currency Creek lends its name to a wine region that stretches from Port Elliot in the west, to Lake Alexandrina to the east, and includes Hindmarsh Island. The main grape varieties grown are Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. Vineyards were first established in the area in 1969, with the region producing its first vintage in 1972.

Lions Park

This is a perfect spot for a picnic, with the Currency Creek running past, tall gums and wonderful beautiful country terrain you will feel at one with nature. After your picnic lunch why not follow the path up stream to the head of the waterfall detouring to visit the Historic Currency Creek cemetery which houses many of the late river boat captains of a time past.


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