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Wellington Hotel

Wellington Hotel

5 Mason Street
Wellington, South Australia, 5259

Phone: (08) 8572 7206



Located 105km east of Adelaide at the junction of the River Murray and lake Alexandrina, Wellington is the gateway to one of Australia's largest fresh water lakes and the Fleurieu Peninsula. Wellington is only 1hr 15 mins from Adelaide with scenic drives through Langhorne Creek, one of Australia's finest wine regions or via JeFront Barrvois which is home to the dairy industry with cattle crossings a common sight.

The Wellington Hotel was licensed in 1848 and is one of the oldest working hotels in South Australia. The hotel is located directly on the banks of the River Murray with a licensed lawn area, front bar, dining room and new decking area. All with panoramic views overlooking the river. Directly in front of the hotel is also South Australia's oldest and widest river Outsidecrossings with a ferry which operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Accommodation is also available at the hotel with three self contained riverfront cabins which can sleep up to 6 people. Private moorings are also located directly in front with a private lawn area leading to the water. Budget accommodation is also available. Other accommodation available is the Wellington Caravan Park just opposite the hotel and the Wellington Courthouse which has been transformed into a Bed and Breakfast and National Trust Museum