Kersbrook is the southern most town on the outskirts of the Barossa Valley. Now included in the Adelaide Hills also, Kersbrook is only 36km from the Adelaide CBD. The European settlers established farms in the Kersbrook region in early 1830 due to the relatively gentle slopes compared to the steep hillsides of the present suburbs.
The actual settlement was founded by William Carman, a blacksmith from nearby Williamstown, who took advantage of the town’s location on the well-used road to the Barossa Valley.
In 1917 the town became an outstanding agricultural area, particularly for fruits.
Kersbrook is presently a rather quiet rural town; most of the old buildings still stand.