Eagle on the Hill - SA

Point of Interest 

Position

DEG: -34.975571 138.680099
DMS: 34º 58' 32.05" S 138º 40' 48.36" E
UTM: 54 H 6127208mN 288222mE
Altitude: 447m

Description

Address & Contact

Mount Barker Road
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Information

Eagle On The Hill is an unbounded locality of Adelaide in the Adelaide Foothills. It borders Mount Osmond and Waterfall Gully.

The village is located on Mount Barker Road, which was formerly the connection from Adelaide to the South Eastern Freeway. Once the freeway was extended through the Heysen Tunnels in 2000, through the ridge underneath Eagle On The Hill, the locality went into a precipitous decline.

It is now a relic of its former self; its restaurant, hotel, bottle shop and service stations have all closed, leaving behind a quiet suburb with a small resident population. Eagle On The Hill is now a very popular spot for downhill speedboarders who travel down the road at speeds close to 65 kilometres per hour.

The now-closed Eagle on the Hill Hotel

The Eagle on the Hill Hotel was first opened in 1853 by William Anderson, who named it Anderson Hotel. The hotel went through further name changes in 1855 to The Eagle on the Hill, then to Eagle's Nest in 1859 and back to Eagle on the Hill in 1860.

The hotel has twice been ravaged by bushfires. First in 1899; a fire destroyed all of the old hotel with the exception of two rooms. Again on Ash Wednesday (16 February 1983) the hotel suffered, with it being completely destroyed. It was rebuilt and operated with much success until its closure after the construction of the new freeway route
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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Mount Lofty at 21/08:00am CST
Distance from Eagle on the Hill 2.63km E
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
6.2°C1.4°C67%0.5°ChPa0.2mmNNW15km/hr
8knots
28km/hr
15knots

Closest Climatic Station

Mount Lofty
Distance from Eagle on the Hill 2.63km E
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C21.722.219.015.612.19.18.610.012.114.617.519.4
Mean Min. °C12.113.011.09.77.85.64.95.36.17.39.110.5
Mean Rain mm

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