Named after Archibald Henry Peake, a former South Australian Premier, the small town of Peake lies between Tailem Bend and Lameroo. Rich in history, Peake retains many of its original buildings. The location of Peake between Tailem Bend and Pinnaroo meant that it was a popular stop for early farming settlers in the 1900’s.
Historical Peake - A relatively short walk or drive allows visitors to see the historic landmarks of Peake. Beginning at Polly's Well, you can pick up a trail brochure located next to the rest stop, opposite the town oval. Sunk in 1877, Polly’s Well supplied the town's water, and travellers passing through. You will also find the old Station Master’s house (built 1912), where the final station master died, the Peake store (built 1937) which is now the Tavern, the Post Office (1912), where the visiting dentist used to see his patients on the front porch, and the Bakehouse/Church (1908) where baptisms were performed with the use of a garden hose from the adjoining building. The Peake School (1929), Butcher Shop (1900s), Saddlery (1912) and the town Garage, which was used from 1956 to 1974 both as a repair shop and the local watering hole, are all displayed along the trail.