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The Heart of the Gilbert Valley
Riverton, established in 1856, is the largest town in the Gilbert Valley, with a history based around the development of the Railway line to Burra in 1869. A town of gentle charm and history, Riverton, only a 90 minute drive from Adelaide, is set among rolling hills and valleys, in an area growing and developing with a rich culture of hospitality.
The town, steeped in agricultural history, with many of the original buildings and cottages a feature of early architecture evident along tree-lined streets that dominate the township, owes it's establishment to James Masters, who stepped ashore on Kangaroo Island before the proclamation of South Australia as a colony.
This delightful town continues to thrive as the commercial centre of a rich farming district with the local community active in preserving many of its significant heritage buildings.