Towns in Australia

Exploring Australia, town by town

Kingoonya SA


Postcode: 5710

Kingoonya is a small settlement in the far north of the Australian state of South Australia. It was established in the early 1900s as a railway support town on the line extending west, and played a significant role in the construction of the Trans-Australian Railway.

When railway services were rationalised in the early 1990s, Kingoonya was almost abandoned. The houses in the township are only intermittently occupied by people involved in mining exploration and kangaroo shooting.

The township is reputed to have the widest main street in Australia and cricket matches have been played on it.The town’s hotel is still running.

The Indian Pacific (running between Sydney and Perth) and Ghan (running between Adelaide, Alice Springs and Darwin, trains still call at Kingoonya on request, and to do the twice-weekly mail run; both trains service the town twice a week in each direction.

Kingoonya is a settlement situated in South Australia, Australia. Kingoonya is 1369 km from the Australian capital Canberra. Nearby places include Tarcoola. Nearby landmarks include Lake Harris, Lake Labyrinth.