KIMBA

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 Australia.

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 big Galah.

Kimba is a nice spot and if an overnight has to be considered, Kimba will not disappoint.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
  Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
  Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
  Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
  Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
  Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course