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.

The main industries are fishing and cattle farming and recreation, the district having a large influx of tourists during holiday periods throughout the year.

The northern entrance to the town is dominated by the Big Lobster fondly named "Larry" by people in Kingston.

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.

The Kingston War Memorial is at the mid-point of the two commercial strips and is a worthy acknowledgement.

The three main denominations are represented from a church perspective. The United being over 100 years old. The Anglican undated and the Catholic modern.

The Kingston Museum is on the northern fringe of the cbd.

Kingston is a nice port and beach town, and one of those places where the sunsets over the ocean. Be sure to allow a day or two.

Heritage diary





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