Situated a top of a ridge, overlooking the Spencer Gulf and Yorke Valley, Maitland is geographically the central town on Yorke Peninsula, only a 15 minute drive from both the east and west coasts.
Due to higher rainfall than other parts of the Yorke Peninsula, Maitland is surrounded by some of the best barley country in Australia. The town's layout was designed to be like Adelaide, with plenty of parklands and straight streets, making it a very pretty town.
Maitland has a historic walking trail that winds its way past heritage buildings and the National Trust Museum. The Maitland Hotel was one of the first buildings built in 1874. Initially, it was only one storey high and used as the local community hall.
Things to do:
- Maitland Markets - open every Thursday and Friday.
- Maitland Museum.
- Barley Stacks Wines.