7.0 out of 10

Company Street, Port Wakefield

-34.18948 138.15136
Great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Cost of Living
  • Neighbourly Spirit
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
  • Childcare
  • Medical Facilities
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 2/5

"A township tucked away."

Although most people think Port Wakefield consists of service stations and takeaway shops, tucked away behind the highway is a quiet little township of 600 people.
Jobs are limited with most occupants working at the local abettor.
Out of hours there is not a lot to do in Port Wakefield. There are two pubs, the ‘workers’ pub is the Port Wakefield Hotel and the ‘family’ pub is the Rising Sun Hotel (best meals in town!)
During the winter there is plenty of aussie rules footy to watch and this is our main entertainment.
Port Wakefield would best suit retirees or families of school aged children. There are no childcare facilities available (the closest being Balaklava). The primary school is a wonderful small school boasting on average 50 students (three classrooms – lower, middle and upper primary.) All the children get along very well and I have never heard of any bullying at this school. The closest high school is Balaklava and a free bus comes to Port Wakefield to collect and drop off the students.
During the summer there is the local swimming hole where the children meet daily after school. There is also a boat ramp which both professional and recreational fisherman launch their boats.
Summer time brings dry summers but we do have lovely sea breeze from time to time which gives us some relief. The mosquitoes are terrible and never have I seen so many at dusk and dawn. (Due to the mangroves)
There are many different groups to join in Port Wakefield to make friends. Chooks and Chicks offer craft classes each Wednesday. There is a men’ shed, night and day time lawn bowls, a golf course, netball, football, cricket, darts night, little athletics. All run by the locals.
There is a beautiful craft and homemade shop opposite the Rising Sun Hotel that sells the best local art work and produce around. Apart from that the only ‘shops’ are the service stations, takeaway shops, the local newsagency and post office. (Kipling’s bakery, next to the Shell service station is well worth a try!)
A private bus runs through Port Wakefield from Adelaide to many destinations but there is no public transport.
There is a chemist and doctor’s rooms open a few days per week and there are usually times available.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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"A township tucked away."
-34.18948 138.15136