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Bute | South Australia

Proclaimed in 1884, this quiet little town at the northern end of the Yorke Peninsula caters for the needs of the surrounding agricultural and pastoral districts. Local industries include the manufacture of farm machinery and a working tannery.

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The public is welcome at the Bute Tannery, which is located off Port Broughton Rd. A range of skins, hides and a variety of personal goods including ugg boots, belts, bags and sheepskin jackets are available. A picnic area with a fauna park housing native and other animals is located at Railway Tce. Gunner Bill's Gallery on Railway Tce has displays of arts and crafts and an historical gallery. An old well just off Kulpara Rd, used for watering stock in times past, is now of historic interest.

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Bute was finally put on the map by the famous Yorke Peninsula Machinery Field Days, which were first held near the township in 1895, making them the oldest event of their kind in Australia. Now a multimillion dollar biennial event, the field days are held in Paskeville to the south-west.

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Whats close? (direct line)


19.0 km   Lochiel Hotel
23.0 km   Port Broughton Caravan Park
23.3 km   Port Broughton Sunnyside Hotel Motel
31.0 km   Port Wakefield Motel
31.7 km   Kadina Gateway Motor Inn
33.5 km   Kadina Luxury Villas
35.0 km   Kadina Village Motel


0.0 km   Bute Hobbies
0.3 km   Gunner Bills Gallery and Craft
23.0 km   Port Broughton Heritage Centre
23.3 km   Port Broughton Historic Walking Trail
23.3 km   Palate 2 Palette
23.4 km   Port Broughton Visitor Outlet
30.9 km   Clements Gap Conservation Park
32.9 km   The Ascot
33.4 km   Kadina Skatepark
33.4 km   Victoria Square, Kadina
33.5 km   The Rotary Markets, Kadina
33.5 km   Discovering Historic Kadina Town Walk
33.5 km   Yorke Peninsula's Home Grown Trail
33.6 km   Kernewek Lowender Art Prize Collection
33.6 km   Copper Country Keepsakes
33.7 km   Kadina Golf Club
33.7 km   Discovering Historic Kadina Town Drive
34.1 km   Local History Room
34.6 km   The Farm Shed Museum
34.6 km   Kadina Miniature Train
34.6 km   Copper Coast Op Shops, Second-hand and Antiques Trail
34.6 km   Copper Coast Visitor Information Centre
34.6 km   Copper Coast Indoor Play Centre
34.9 km   Geocaching GPS Units
34.9 km   OPAL Bike Hire


18.3 km   Yorke Peninsula Field Days
23.4 km   Port Broughton Annual Rubber Duck Race
33.5 km   Kernewek Lowender - Copper Coast Cornish Festival


23.4 km   Port Broughton Visitor Information Outlet
34.6 km   Copper Coast Visitor Information Centre

Region: Yorke Peninsula

Yorke Peninsula, South Australia with more than 600 kilometres of coastline and a host of sunny seaside towns, "Yorkes" is much loved by local South Australians. Popular towns in the stunning Yorke Peninsula include Maitland, Kadina and Moonta. more

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Bay St, Port Broughton, Ph: (08) 8635 2261

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