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.
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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.
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
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.
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.
See Gawler Ranges.
Water pools at the Organ Pipes, Gawler Ranges:
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:
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