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Victor Harbor
11km 14 mins

Cape Jervis
72km 1 hour

7km 10 minutes

88km 1:20 hours

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Adelaide 88km

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Activities: golf, wine tasting, swimming, sailing, scuba diving, fishing, surfing, wind surfing, whale watching, bush walking, bird watching, cycling , tennis




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 About Middleton

Middleton is located between historic Port Elliot and the old river port town of Goolwa. It is just a short drive from the world ecological heritage area of the Coorong. Middleton provides kilometres of easily accessible, scenic coastline, year round surfing beaches and historical buildings.

The low coastal cliffs around Middleton offer a wonderful location for watching the majestic Southern Right whale from June to September.

Middleton also offers fishing, swimming, boating, golf, wine tasting at local vineyards, fine dining at the local restaurants and shopping.

For the cycling enthusiasts the Encounter Pathway offers a shared bike path running along the foreshore and continuing through to Victor Harbor. The stretch between Middleton and Port Elliot is spectacular.

Thomas Higgins purchased land in Middleton in 1849 and named it after his family connections in Ireland. It soon became an important siding for the first public railway as well as being an important agricultural area. Batson's Cottage was built in the 1850's to mark Middleton's famous brickyard. Bricks were sent up the Murray River on Paddlesteamers for government building tenders. An example of the bricks can still be found in "Brooklands" cottage which is located next to the old level crossing and was built 130 years ago. The old clay pughole was reclaimed as a park.

Remains of the original Middleton village, including the Old Schoolhouse and the government-built school that has been expanded to become the Pioneer Hall can be found on the hill side of the Goolwa road.

To really step back in time to the Middleton of old, take a trip on The Cockle Train which still passes through.

Middleton is full of historic buildings including, the century-old Institute on the main road which is now home to an art and craft gallery, an old butcher's shop, a post office which is a striking Georgian building, and an old flour mill which closed in 1915 following a long drought.


The area has a Mediterranean style climate with an annual rainfall of approximately 500mm or 20 inches. The majority of rain is received from May to September.

Average winter temperatures 10-18 degrees celsius
Average summer temperatures 24-35 degrees celsius

Getting there

Middleton is easily accessed by:

  • Car
    Middleton is an easy drive about 88 kms taking approximately 1 hour 20 minutes from Adelaide CBD


Middleton offers a wide range of accommodation to suit all budgets and tastes including self contained beach cottages and bed and breakfasts.

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