Eyre Peninsula Visitor Guide : 2016-2017 Eyre Peninsula Visitor Guide
exploreeyrepeninsula.com.au | kimba 48 For further Kimba & Districts information, please: Phone:  8627 2026 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit: www.kimba.sa.gov.au KIMBA Edward John Eyre Sculptures & Whites Knob Lookout The Big Galah Mural Gawler Ranges Information Bay Roora Reserve Walking Trail library, and a variety of accommodation and businesses service the community. Enjoy the freedom and serenity of the multiple free camping areas available at Recreation Reserve, Lions Apex Central Park or The Gums, which all contain toilets, free barbecue facilities, shade and seating. The Recreation Reserve camping area features a coin-operated shower and The Corey Enright Oval and is available for up to seven nights free camping with longer stays negotiable with council. Explore the untouched natural bushland and local wildlife of the Roora Reserve Nature Trail. The trail features life-sized sculptures of native wildlife, signs identifying local flora and fauna as well as information signs highlighting historical points of interest. The trail leads to the popular Whites Knob Lookout – an iron stone conglomerate with magnificent 360 degree views over the town and district. The lookout features stunning sculptures of Edward John Eyre and his Aboriginal tracker Wylie, made from recycled steel. Make sure you stop at the ‘Halfway Across Australia’ sign. An ideal spot to take a break and a memorable photo opportunity. The sign is halfway between Sydney on the east and Perth on the west coast. Another popular spot is the eight metre tall Big Galah. One of Australia’s ‘big things’ can be found outside of the Halfway Across Australia Gem Shop on the Eyre Highway. Nearby is Kimba’s hidden treasure – the ‘living’ Historical Museum which is well worth exploring. The museum features a pug and pine cottage, One Teacher School, general store, farming machinery and Blacksmith’s Shed. It is located opposite the grain silos on the Eyre Highway. Follow the footsteps of explorer Edward John Eyre by visiting Secret Rocks, also known as Refuge Rocks, an impressive granite hill discovered by Edward John Eyre in 1841. Find peace and serenity at Lake Gilles Conservation Park, home to a semi-arid Mallee landscape of salt pans, low sandy rises, gypsum dunes and isolated stony hills. This is a great picnic spot where you can experience abundant wildlife, including kangaroos, emus, Malleefowl and native birds. Other protected areas include Cortlinye, Pinkawillinie, Caralue Bluff, Carappee, Pile Pudla and Secret Rocks conservation parks.