Sunset in the West

 

Brooks Lookout is acclaimed for the stunning views over the Blyth plains and is a must for the photographer.  Situated in the hills between the townships of Clare and Blyth. Please note the car park adjacent Brooks Lookout is closed during the fire season. Please take care if walking to the lookout during that time.

 

Blyth District Schools Interpretive signs were erected in 2015 and provides photos and an insight of school life from the late 1800’s to mid 1900’s. A map depicting sites can be found on each sign.

 

Visit Medika Gallery, housed in the original German St Petrie Kirche Lutheran Church, with resident artist Ian Roberts. Spend time to view Ian’s paintings and high quality gifts.  www.medikagallery.com.au

Padnaindi Reserve has a free gas BBQ to cook the Aussie lamb chop or snag, and seating under a large shelter shed for family gatherings. Surrounding the lawn area is an interesting laser cut sheet metal fence (16 panels)  depicting times gone by. The children can play on the playground equipment, have a shot at the basketball backboard, and have a hit of cricket or a kick of footy on the spacious lawn.

 

Self Contained RV Park and Dump point is available for travellers at the Blyth Recreation Grounds. The area is pet friendly.  Power/Toilets/Showers are only available to club/large group bookings.

Playgrounds are situated at the Recreation Grounds as well as adjacent to the Blyth Cinema and Blyth Community Hall.

Public Toilets are adjoined to the Community Hall in the Main Street of Blyth and are open between 8.00am – 8.00pm

The Visitors Information Board adjacent to Padnaindi Reserve is the first spot to stop when visiting Blyth for a comprehensive overview of the district.

“Lomandra Walking Trail” commences on the western side of the Blyth Golf Course and travels through hundreds of local plants.  “Lomandra” is the botanical family name of the iron grass that grows on the golf course & the course is one of the few places in the Mid-North that has good examples of this native plant. The views from the eastern end of the walk are quite spectacular, especially in winter & spring. The trail is 2.2kms return & is mainly flat with a gentle uphill gradient to the turnaround point.

Blyth Cinema shows pictures each Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights at 8.00pm, Sunday pm and daily during school holidays.  Before entering the theatre ensure you have purchased your munchies from the candy bar.  By getting there early you will have the opportunity of catching some of Blyth’s history on the big screen.

The Blyth Grasslands has been fenced to protect the local grasses of the district from being lost to pests or grazing and is located in the middle of the Blyth Golf Course .

The Blyth Hotel believed to be built in 1876 with the second story added in 1911, stands grandly in the Blyth Main Street.  The Hotel caters for all travellers and the community’s needs including icy cold drinks, delectable meals, and a good ole yarn. The Hotel offers free function hire in the lovely beer garden with a large undercover/all weather facility or in the heritage dining room.

BDH Bites is situated in Burney Street and opened their doors in 2017. Opening hours are 7 days a week Wednesday – Sunday 8am – 8pm; Mon & Tues 8am – 2pm. Serves coffee, take aways, breakfast, lunch & dinner. BDH Bites operates from the retired Blyth Hospital and provides patrons plenty of space to park while ordering or dining in.

A small Bike Track is situated in the Recreation Grounds area giving the children an opportunity to enjoy the fresh air.

The Blyth lawn tennis courts are the best in the district and are available to hire during the summer months.

The Blyth 18 hole picturesque golf course with its wide fairways and meandering creeks is a must for any enthusiastic golfer.  Best during winter and spring.

 

Contact Information

Blyth Progress Association
Janet Zweck
Blyth, South Australia
ijzweck@activ8.net.au
08 8844 5027

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