• Kyancutta is home of some of the best Christmas lights in the district – a ‘must-see’ if travelling through the town at Christmas. Koongawa Located on the Eyre Highway between Kyancutta and Kimba, Koongawa is noted as the location of a memorial to one of the district’s first European explorers, John Darke. His monument is located at the base of Waddikee Rock, an exposed granite dome that provides an excellent view of the surrounding district. It is also a convenient place to camp overnight. Look out for the signpost to Mt Googly and the ‘Googly weathervane’ that is located on the top of the rock. Koongawa Facts Koongawa Honour Board lists Koongawa servicemen who served in WW2 and is now housed at the Wudinna Memorial Hall. A historical booklet of their story is being written and will be available through Wudinna Visitor Information Centre. Kyancutta Located at the junction of the Eyre and Tod highways, Kyancutta is derived from the Indigenous term ‘Kutta Kutta’, meaning ‘Little Night Hawk’. Check out Polkdinney Park, where several implements representative of the farming equipment used in the early days of settlement can be found along with ‘bush picnic’ facilities. If you have a 4WD, Corrobinnie Hill is a large granite outcrop in the Pinkawillinie and Corrobinnie Hill Conservation Parks, approximately 25 km northeast of Kyancutta. The hill provides spectacular views of the park and the Gawler Ranges in the distance and is a popular picnic destination by locals and visitors alike, where lots of adventurous fun is waiting to be had climbing and exploring the granite boulders. Kyancutta Fun Facts • Kyancutta is home of the reigning undefeated Australian Backyard Cricket team. For more information and video on this undisputed fact, search ‘Ford backyard cricket – Kyancutta’. • Visit Kyancutta Cemetery – and check out the headstone that is an old safe. • Kyancutta used to have its own museum. Many of its artifacts, especially the rock and meteorite collection, are now part of the SA Museum State Collection. More to Explore Within the Wudinna, Minnipa and Gawler Ranges region, there’s also a host of smaller towns worth checking out. Waddikee Rock Gawler Ranges 8 #GawlerRanges #Wudinna #Minnipa