Kimba is the next town encounted when
heading west from Port Augusta to Ceduna. Kimba is also the name of
the Walt Disney cartoon lion. Kimba is a relatively new town that
services a rich grain producing area. Although newish clearly heritage
factors are important to Kimba.
Kimba has also holds the claim of
being the halfway mark when traveling by road from a coast to coast in
The word “Kimba” is derived from the local Aboriginal
word for “bushfire”, and the District Council of Kimba's emblem
reflects this in the form of a burning bush.
The first European in the area was explorer John Eyre
who passed through the area on in late 1839.
The area was first settled
in the 1870s by lease holding pastoralists who moved north up the Eyre
Peninsula during the 1870s and 1880s.
There is 7 metre tall statue of a Big Galah beside the
highway marking halfway between the east and west coasts.
The Kimba Hotel is an old pub that was
relocated, brick by brick in 1924. Nice pub this.
The Churches in Kimba are a mix of
old/traditional and new.
The War Memorial in Kimba is a ‘new’
format acknowledgement. There was no Kimba prior to 1920’s
The Kimba Museum is located near the
Kimba is a nice spot and if an
overnight has to be considered, Kimba will not disappoint.