History, adventure and the essence of country life can all be found within the peaceful township of Booleroo Centre. The town, which grew to service the needs of local farming families, earned its name as the centre of the survey Hundred of Booleroo, derived from an Aboriginal word that roughly translates to ‘place of mud’. It is this agricultural history that has shaped the township, and today it remains a service centre for the grain and livestock producers of the surrounding area.
Well known for our collection of tractors, steam exhibits, stationary engines and equipment associated with rural and agricultural requirements, Booleoro Centre is home to the Booleroo Steam and Traction Preservation Society Museum.
The museum features South Australia's largest collection of steam and traction engines, with more than 150 machines on permanent display. Formed in 1968 by a group of local farmers the BSTPS Museum is a world class display that attract visitors from all over the world and is amust for anyone visiting the region.
The Booleroo Steam & Traction Preservation Society also hold an annual rally where the machines are cranked into action to showcase how they were used all tohse years ago. This is one of the major events on the region’s calendar, running for more than 50 years and displaying one of the most impressive collections of working vintage farm machinery, tractors, stationary engines and steam exhibits you are likely to see.
As well as the Steam and Traction Museum this 'Family Friendly' town offers a range of activities for all ages.The local swimming pool is open for a refreshing dip in the summer months, open to lap swimmers early in the morning to recreational pleasure in the afternoon. Right next door kids can enjoy some time on the newly installed playground or take a ride on the BMW track to keep them busy!
For something more sedate, tackle the nine hole bush golf course, have a roll at the bowling green or if you are a keen sportsperson head up to the town oval and revel in the activities the sporting complex can offer from tennis/netball courts, a footy oval or cricket pitch (depending on the season). The community gym is also accessible 24/7 for anyone keen to burn some calories.
Come and enjoy the essence of country life can all be found within the peaceful township of Booleroo Centre.
Booleroo Steam & Traction
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