Middleton Point - SA

  Cape,Headland,Point

Position

DEG: -35.514 138.708
DMS: 35º 30' 50.4" S 138º 42' 28.77" E
UTM: 54 H 6067538mN 292149mE
Altitude: 9.61m
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Description

Place Type

Geography - Cape,Headland,Point

Location

65.7kms South of Adelaide - Driving 81.5 km (1 hour 12 mins)
614.55kms NorthWest of Melbourne - Driving 735 km (8 hours 2 mins)

Address & Contact

14 Ocean Parade
Middleton SA 5213
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Information

The history goes back to when Lt. Col. Thomas Higgins purchased the land in 1849 to be used as a cattle run and then subsequently a river transport system to carry South Australian flour up the Murray River to the Victorian goldfields. An iron railway line was also created to link Goolwa with Port Elliot, so wool bales could be shipped from this port to England’s mills.
Middleton was named by Col. Higgins after a place in Ireland. Officially, it dates from 1856, but there were several cottages already here by then. Today, it’s an coastal holiday retreat, sprawling along the relentless surf of the Southern Ocean. But its industrial origins hug the railway line as it crosses a little creek which runs into the sea at Middleton Point, of surfing fame. Middleton is enjoying a second heyday 150 years after the first, as it's become synonymous with south coast surfing and more recently with winter whale watching.
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TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Victor Harbor (Encounter Bay)
Distance from Middleton Point 10.77km SW
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C24.824.023.321.518.416.115.416.418.420.122.623.8
Mean Min. °C14.614.612.710.18.77.46.56.77.68.811.612.6
Mean Rain mm19.323.022.229.959.487.174.475.156.641.032.826.7

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