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Langhorne Creek
South Australia
Langhorne Creek is located in South Australia
Langhorne Creek
Langhorne Creek
Location in South Australia
Population 427 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 5255
Time zone ACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST) ACDT (UTC+10:30)
LGA(s) Alexandrina Council
Region Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island
County Hindmarsh
Sturt
State electorate(s) Hammond
Federal Division(s) Mayo
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
21.7 °C
71 °F
13.0 °C
55 °F
421.2 mm
16.6 in
Localities around Langhorne Creek:
Bletchley Bletchley
Hartley
Monarto South
Brinkley
Belvidere Langhorne Creek Brinkley
Mulgundawa
Lake Alexandrina
Angas Plains
Lake Plains
Tolderol
Lake Alexandrina
Footnotes Adjoining localities

Langhorne Creek (formerly Langhorne's Creek) is a town in South Australia. At the 2016 census, Langhorne Creek had a population of 427.

Features

One of the primary features, excluding vinyards and wineries, is the football club. The Langhorne Creek Hawks play in the GSFL (Great Southern Football League), and have some of, if not the best, facilities in the league. The club last won premierships in 2011/2012 back to back.

The township has numerous places to eat: the Langhorne Creek General Store and The Bridge Hotel can be found on the main street of the town while the Angas Plains Estate, Bremerton and Lake Breeze cellar doors all offer lunch menus that go perfectly with a glass of wine. Additionally, The Winehouse is available to hire for functions and features a full kitchen. Langhorne Creek has seven cellar doors, all open seven days a week: Angas Plains Estate, Bremerton, Bleasdale, Cleggett Wines, Lake Breeze, Rusticana, The Winehouse and Vineyard Road Cellar Door.

Frank Potts Reserve (named for the founder of the nearby Bleasdale winery) and Alfred Langhorne Park (for one of the cattle-droving brothers Alfred and Charles) are popular places to picnic and excellent areas to observe native flora and fauna.


Sport

Despite its relatively small population, Langhorne Creek boasts a strong culture of success across a number of sports. Langhorne Creek fields teams in the following sports: Australian rules football, netball, cricket, tennis, lawn bowls and table tennis. The main venue for football, cricket, netball, tennis and lawn bowls is Langhorne Creek Memorial Park which is located at Murray Road, Langhorne Creek. The Langhorne Creek Table Tennis Club plays its matches at the Langhorne's Creek Memorial Hall.

The Langhorne Creek Football Club was established in 1906 and currently competes in the Great Southern Football League. Known as the Hawks, Langhorne Creek Football Club has enjoyed a sustained period of success since 2000 having won the GSFL A Grade premiership six times (2001, 2002, 2011, 2012, 2018, 2019) and has consistently been among the strongest clubs in the region during that time while being the smallest club.

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