Minnipa

 The main employer for Minnipa is PIRSA's Agricultural Centre (farming research facility) while our most popular tourist attraction is the wave rock formation, Pildappa Rock. You can pass all these icons on your way to the near-by beautiful Gawler Ranges.

Map: To see all points of interest: Minnipa Map.

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Attractions

PILDAPPA ROCK
Minnipa is home to the wind sculptured Pildappa rock (pictured right) only a 20 minutes drive from the township. Pildappa Rock would be the most popular of Minnipa's attractions with the highest and longest wave formations on the Eyre Peninsula.
 
Pildappa Rock, Eyre Peninsula's largest Wave Rock:
 
Able to be climbed, the rock offers unobstructed 360 degree views of local farmland, the Gawler Ranges and Blue Sturts.
 
Pioneers constructed guttering systems around the base of the Granite outcrop to water their properties and livestock. The gutters still manage to capture rainfall to this day.
 
Camping is allowed and there are BBQ and toilet facilities available. Pildappa Rock is accessible via well posted unsealed roads, only 20 minutes out of Minnipa.

 
 


MINNIPA AGRICULTURAL CENTRE

On the way to Pildappa Rock you will pass The Minnipa Agricultural Centre,  previously known as the Minnipa Research Centre, Minnipa Seed Wheat Farm or Minnipa Experimental Farm, which was established in 1915.

The centre, which is operated by Primary Industries and Regions South Australia, occupies 1200 ha. The Centre serves the cereal growing areas (which receives less then 350mm per year) of Eyre Peninsula, an area which produces on average 40-45% of South Australia's wheat.

Information taken from: http://www.sardi.sa.gov.au/livestock/livestock_facilities/minnipa_agricultural_centre

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TCHARKULDA HILL
Tcharkulda Hill is climbable and adults and children alike enjoy exploring the many large boulders and formations. The site also provides woodlands and BBQ facilities with ample photo opportunities. Tcharkulda Hill is accessed from the township of Minnipa and is only 4 kilometres out.
 
 
 
GAWLER RANGES
A perfect destination for a camping holiday or one-day excursion, the Gawler Ranges National Park provides a safe and natural habitat for an abundance of native wildlife and vegetation.
Water pools at the Organ Pipes, Gawler Ranges:
Organ Pipes plant & water

Township of Minnipa

You'll find free camping and BBQ facilities at Minnipa's own Apex Park located on the highway oposite the silos. A playground and rest area for the family lies within Minnipa across the road from the Minnipa Community Store on the main street.

Minnipa's comical Concrete Crappa:

Minnipa Progress Association is an informal council of community mi  nded locals who volunteer together to maintain facilities within Minnipa, from the swimming pool to the Post Office.

The Minnipa Progress Association along with local share holders purchased and operate the Minnipa Community Store  which supplies locals and tourists with hot food, coffee, bread, groceries, mail and fuel.

Minnipa is a certified RV Friendly Town with pump out facilities located at the public toilets behind the oval.

All these achievements are a testament to the loyalty and commitment of the Minnipa community.

 

 

 

Minnipa Community Store:

Services

Accommodation
Accommodation is available at the Minnipa Hotel Motel, who also offer caravan and camping facilities. Pokies are available as well as a dining room.

Dining
Meals are available from the Minnipa Hotel Motel. Takeaway food and minimal groceries are also available from the Minnipa Community Store.

Minnipa

Banking
There are currently no Banking Agencies in Minnipa, however the Post Office located at the Minnipa Community Store have full Banking Facilities. The Hotel Motel and Community Store also take Eftpos cards.

Post Office
The Minnipa Community Store is an Australia Post agent.

Toilets
Public toilets are available at the Apex Park on Highway One (via the infamous "Concrete Crappa!") and also another public toilet on Clive Street (behind the Minnipa Community Store pictured above).
A pump out facility is located behind the town oval for motorhomes and caravans.

Internet/Email
Free internet access is available at the Karcultaby School/Community Library, located approx 20kms north of Minnipa on Highway One.

Fuel
There is currently no fuel available in Minnipa. The closest towns with fuel are both Wudinna and Poochera.

Repairs and Tyres
The local mechanic Eyre Engines is located on James Street.

Industrial Services
Welding, engineering and metal fabrication services are offered at Cooky's Welding on McNamara Road (behind Apex Park).

Emergency Services
Minnipa has a local CFS group, run completely by volunteers. Police, Volunteer SES and Ambulance services are based in nearby Wudinna. Wudinna has a resident doctor, hospital and aged-care facility.

Other services:

  • Churches
  • Airstrip
  • Swimming Pool (open in summer months)
  • Bowling club
  • Netball courts
  • Football oval
  • Historical buildings
  • Dog grooming
Organ Pipes Farm Storm farm

More Information

For history of Minnipa see: http://www.minnipasiding.com.au/district.html

For more information on Minnipa, please visit www.minnipa-sa.com, contact the Gawler Ranges Visitor Information Centre, or fill in our on-line form to Request an Information Pack.

Wudinna District Council
PO Box 6, Wudinna SA 5652
Ph: (08) 8680 2002| Fax: (08) 8680 2296

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