Historically, Kimba’s grain heritage can be traced back to 1908 when the Haskett family first grew wheat in the area and then bagged and carried it by bullock drays 76kms south to Cowell to be shipped to Adelaide. By 1915, several wheat farmers had moved into the area, the township of Kimba was officially proclaimed, there was access to a growing rail network, and service industries began to move into the district.
Today, Kimba and the surrounding district is home to more than 1,300 people and lays claim to (among many other significant things) being the town that’s ‘Halfway across Australia.’
Apart from being a service hub to the district’s grain and livestock farmers, Kimba itself is fast becoming known as a tourism destination — more so since the main silos in the town are lauded as Australia’s largest, awe-inspiring mural. It is also a key entry point to the stunning Gawler Ranges National Park.