Round Journey: approximately 3.5 hours driving time.
After a short 15 minute drive south to Auburn, turn left to Saddleworth then another left to Marrabel. Marrabel is the home of arguably South Australia’s most famous rodeo. Check out the imposing status of “Curio”, the buckjumper that no-one ever rode out! Only 3 kilometres south of Marrabel, turn left to Eudunda. You will take less than 1 hour from Mintaro to have arrived at this early German settlement, now a service centre for the mixed farming enterprises of the area.
Take the road to Morgan through Eudunda, and a 40 minute drive via the Historic Mount Mary hotel will find you in the historic river port of Morgan. The town offers much to see so allow some time to explore. From Morgan, you can be on your way home to the east through the Riverland, Riverina and Sunraysia. Or make your way back to Mintaro, less than 2 hours away if you retrace your steps.
You may however, for a change of scenery, take the road to Burra from Morgan and travel through the saltbush country that lies to the East of Goyder’s Line. The journey will take less than an hour and Burra (see Burra’s entry) is only 35 minutes from Mintaro!