Riverton, heart of the Gilbert Valley, is located on the Barrier Highway. This charming town thrives as the commercial centre of a fertile farming district.
Riverton has preserved many significant buildings and a heritage walk brochure is available from the Riverton History and Information Centre, listing buildings of interest.
The Riverton railway station, built in the 1870s, was the first of the buildings along the railway line to be constructed of stone and is a magnificent example of early Australian architecture. Scholz Park, with its cottage, blacksmith and wheelwright's shop is also historically significant. Holy Trinity Church, built in 1857, was the first church in the valley and today overlooks a nine-hole golf course.
Riverton is in South Australia's Clare Valley. The Clare Valley itself represents an authentic slice of country life. Whether you're walking through its intimate villages, cycling the Riesling Trail, or exploring the country roads and bushland, you can't help but fall for the region's natural charms.
When you sample the local produce at a farmhouse tasting room, you may find yourself talking to the person whose name is on the label. And when you try a Riesling at one of the region's award-winning wineries, you might just find yourself chatting to the winemaker, and hearing first hand about the meticulous craft that went into making it.
Corner Main North Road and Spring Gully Road
South Australia 5453
Toll Free Number
+61 1800 242 131