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The local economy:
The major economic activity in the area is farming, and there's plenty of work for willing farm hands.
More recently, the town has attracted a number of professionals who work from home, and periodically travel to Adelaide and other areas for meetings.
Internet and mobile phone coverage are good, and it's a delight to take a break from the home office or studio and go for a walk and see the wonderful North Mt Lofty Ranges, as well as ringneck parrots, kookaburras, hawks, flocks of galahs and the inevitable mob of kangaroos.
With assistance from the Regional Council of Goyder, Hallett is redeveloping the swimming pool precinct in the heart of town as a tourist picnic, playground and swimming spot. We anticipate this will give business a boost and create new economic activity.
We have some terrific business opportunities:
Hallett is the ideal 2 Hour Stop en route to the Flinders Ranges and Broken Hill, and we have shops on the main intersection ready to go:
We are ideally placed for tourism on the junction of the Goyder and Barrier Highways and exactly two hours from Adelaide - an easy stop on the way to the Flinders Ranges, Broken Hill and the mining activity in the Braemar Formation.
The SA Government is promoting the Barrier and Horrocks Highways as preferred routes to the Flinders Ranges - which attracts 400,000 visitors per year, many of them from overseas. The route from Hallett to the Flinders Ranges is one of the most spectacular entrances to the Flinders, passing through the old railway town of Peterborough, Orroroo with the largest gum tree in the state, and the magnificent terrain east of Quorn. For more information, have a look on the Tourism Development page.
There are a lot of things to attract Outback visitors to Hallett, including art galleries, an impressive historical collection (which opens 'on demand'), the Dares Hill Tourist Drive, and Heysen and Mawson Trails.