Yongala is a small settlement 10km west of Peterborough. It has a population of approximately 50 people. The town was proclaimed in 1876 and within 5 years had a population of 353 as developers anticipated the connection of a railway. The railway hub instead went 10km to the East where the town of Petersburg was founded and Yongala became a railway stop. Yongala is situated on a high plateau and winter snowfalls are common. The town holds several records for the lowest minimum temperature in South Australia. The Globe Hotel is open for meals and drinks Wednesday through to Sunday. Yongala also has an RV park for overnight stays.