In spite of its name‚ this historic South Australian town is twenty kilometres from the State border‚ at the junction of the highway linking Adelaide and Melbourne and a north-south road from the Riverland to Mount Gambier. The name Bordertown refers to colonial times when the border between Victoria and South Australia was in dispute and located much closer to the town.
There is much to see and do in Bordertown. The Wildlife Park on North Terrace exhibits wallabies‚ emus and ducks as well as rare white kangaroos. Close by‚ Tolmer Park is a beautiful and relaxing place to stop and take a break. An interperative walk explains the history of the Bordertown area. Visitors can stop at the “Old Gaol” toilet block and the Visitor Information Centre located at the back of the Morning Loaf bakery.