Mt Barker in South Australia, has a Mediterranean type climate  and  is one of the larger towns situated in the very picturesque rolling hills of the Mt Lofty Ranges that surround Adelaide, our capital city and CBD, while smaller beautiful and interesting townships contribute to add beauty to this very scenic district. Most localities began as farming enterprises in the early 1900's but in the latter part of century, farms have been included in the 'urban sprawl'.
Majestic Red Gum eucalypts, complimented with smaller varieties and other native and exotic species of flora, grace the hills.
South Australia is known as the ‘Wine State’  and Mt Barker & Districts FF is situated within easy reach of several notable wine regions  e.g.   Barossa, Southern Vales, Langhorne Creek, as well as lower climate area wineries which are scattered through the Adelaide Hills areas.  Murray River, galleries, white sandy beaches, kangaroos, koalas, bird life are all part of many other attractions in the surrounding districts

Normal plans for exchanges are variable but often fits into  one bi-annual international out-bound exchange, while during the alternate years, a domestic exchange is enjoyed.  Usually we receive 2 international inbound exchanges annually and then often enjoy a domestic exchange as well.  Mt Barker is able to host up to 20 ambassadors per exchange.  The airport, train and bus stations are within easy access in nearby capital city, Adelaide, and arrangements are  made to transport ambassadors from their arrival point to Mt Barker.

Where ever your club is in the world, If you want to enjoy a very friendly hospitable exchange in Australia,
then you can't go past Mt Barker FF ...
seek to visit ... as soon as possible.
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hosted by Mt Barker & Districts FF

August 3-4th 2013

at Achendarroch, Mt Barker

The meeting was attended by sixty four members of Friendship Force from the 10 clubs in our Southern Region which extends from Albany & Perth in the West to Melbourne and Hobart in the East and of course includes the South Australian clubs of Salisbury, Adelaide, Mt. Barker, Murray Bridge, Mt. Gambier and Casterton Vic.
The meeting was held in the beautiful Ball Room of Auchendarroch House and the magnificent old room looked just great filled to capacity with members of Friendship Force.
A Heritage Tour of the town of Mt Barker, between the showers was very interesting, even to the locals, the delicious meal in the Bistro  of Achendarroch was excellent. Sunday morning Brunch in the hospitality  members Spencer & Helen Binns' home and property.  Delicious to say the least!

Members watching and listening to the  Meeting of Southern Districts delegate