Towns in Australia

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Kalangadoo SA


Postcode: 5278

Kalangadoo is a small district in South Australia, Australia. It is about 50 km north of Mount Gambier in the heart of redgum country. The area was originally proclaimed as Kalangadoo East in 1891, and the name changed to Kalangadoo in 1940. The town consists of a general store, a general merchant a pub and a disused railway station.

About 50 km north of Mount Gambier in the heart of red gum country, the Kalangadoo district has been at the centre of a strong pastoral industry for more than 150 years. When the first farmers moved their stock into the region in the 1840s they adopted the local Aboriginal name which refers to a communal waterhole.

The town services sawmillers, graziers, orchardists and potato and rose growers. Scenic Lake Leake is a favourite boating and fishing retreat.

The original township of East Kalangadoo was established on the Mount Gambier-Penola rail line in 1891 and is distinguished by the old Kalangadoo railway station.

Both Mount Gambier and its famous Blue Lake which lies in a volcanic basin, and Penola, gateway to the fabulous Coonawarra wine-growing region, are within comfortable driving distance. Although only 12 km long and 2 km wide, the Coonawarra strip of terra rossa soil consistently produces quality, distinctive wines that are admired and respected throughout the world.