Peterborough is a town in the state of South Australia, it is around 250 kilometres from Adelaide and around 130 kilometres from Port Augusta.
Peterborough, was settled to service the agricultural and pastoral endeavours of the 1870s.
There are two theories as to how the town got its name. One is that it was named after Mr Peter Doecke, the original owner of the land on which the town was built. The other, that it was named after 'Peters Store', the first General Store in town.
Peterborough is an agricultural and historic town, which took the business from nearby Terowie when the broad-gauge line from Adelaide was extended to Peterborough.
There is an interesting railway museum called Steamtown as well as a Gold Battery which are both worth visiting.
There are also a couple of places to stay in town, and makes a change from the hustle and bustle staying in this quiet region.