Australia-wide, community volunteers piece together our pioneering past in historic villages. So why not celebrate their efforts and point your Ezytrail camper or van this way!
At Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village & Museum, you’re truly immersed within a living history–with a functioning lighthouse forming part of the display.
On your way there, stroll down the cobblestone road and inspect 40+ original 19th Century buildings and learn a thing or two about settler life in a port town. You may even pick up a long-lost trade!
Volunteers add to the experience and displays here are engaging; in fact, some of the memorabilia you’re allowed to handle and there are quite a few interactive displays.
Ticket prices also include access to the dynamic on-site maritime museum that sheds light on the infamous shipwreck coast and include many salvaged treasures.
The centrepiece of the gorgeous Miles Historical Village Museum is a classic Queensland C17 steamie, no 944, resting at the now-retired Dalwogan Railway Station. And it still operates on special occasions.
The 19th Century display village surrounding it comprises 30+ beautifully restored buildings complete with knick-knacks charting everyday life.
The collection is vast, ranging from chilling medical implements, curious pharmacy cures, eloquent mechanical accounting instruments plus a coach house with stables.
State-of-the-art museum exhibits bring a new dimension to this iconic display, including one celebrating the Artesian Basin and the acclaimed permanent ‘What War meant to Miles’ exhibit that reveals the haunting impact war has on a small rural community.
If the waft of fresh damper appeals, hitch up and head out to Highfields Pioneer Village for some tea!
On the last Sunday of each month, locals fire up the oven as they ready Myrtle May to hit the mini rail. If that doesn’t appeal, you can always board the Model T Ford bus instead.
Year-round, explore the stunning fire and ambulance museums then stop in for a classic milkshake or more at the on-site Bushranger Cafe.
Hundred-year-old gums line the streets of the Loxton Historical Village adjacent to the Mighty Murray. Uncover the realities of early settler life in the 45+ fully furnished buildings with memorabilia and photographic displays.
Say hi to the resident furry friends, pack a picnic or stop in for some ice-cream, lollies and treats at the Village shop.