Cudlee Creek facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsCudlee Creek
|Population||473 (2011 census)|
|Location||30 km (19 mi) from Adelaide|
|LGA(s)||Adelaide Hills Council|
|State electorate(s)||Newland (until 2014),
Morialta (from 2014)
The first European inhabitants of Cudlee Creek settled in 1838, when William Kelly, from the Isle of Man, came to the area and established the Sulby Glen estate. A district history states that Sulby Glen was "...well-known for cheese-making. Quite a lot of wheat was grown; fruit trees were planted and a lot of potatoes marketed." It became a significant exporter of apples and pears, and a cold store built in 1922 for a fruitgrowers' cooperative is the most prominent building in the town.
Cudlee Creek has a Soldiers Memorial Hall, Caravan Park, Pub, Tennis Courts, Golf Course and a Country Fire Station.
Points of interest:
- Gorge Wildlife Park, one of the largest privately owned animal parks in Australia (opened 1965)
- An old icecreamery now converted to a restaurant (opened 1890) known as the Cudlee Cafe
- The popular walking trail, the Heysen Trail passes through the town
The local Primary School, Millbrook Primary School, closed in 2010 after 131 years. The population of the school when it closed was 15 students.
Cudlee Creek Conservation Park on the River Torrens, located near the Gorge Road-Lobethal Road intersection, is home to a variety of birds and marsupials who live in the stringybark, red gum, blue gum and manna gum woodlands on quite steep terrain. It was proclaimed in 1971 and contains no visitor facilities or amenities.
The Fox Creek mountain bike trails in the Mount Crawford forest south of the town. There are 2 km-3 km downhill tracks plus an 8 km cross-country track.
Gorge Road and Cudlee Creek-Lobethal Road run through the suburb.
The area is not serviced by Adelaide public transport. A coach is operated from Tea Tree Plaza Interchange to Mount Torrens and Mount Pleasant by Link SA. The Bus services the Gorge Wildlife Park, the Cudlee Cafe and Langley Road.
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