Kingston is the next town encountered when driving the Southern Ports road. A nice coastal spot this, and a minimum of one day is warranted. The ‘small’ town has two business main streets, which is quite unusual and goes back to when there were two football teams; you guessed it, yes there is a pub in each precinct and social and sporting activities divided the town. Both the hotels are over 100 years old.
The town was named after George Kingston, an Australian politician and architect. Kingston Post Office opened on 9 February 1860. The extension on its name is to distinguish Kingston in the South East (of South Australia) from another 'Kingston' in the state which is now officially named "Kingston on Murray”.Clearly heritage is important.
Many great pubs, hotels, and shops can be found, and Kingston also hosts one of the best fish and chip shops in Australia. "Macs Takeaway" has twice won awards for their outstanding fish and chips.