Tintinara is a small town approximately 188 kms southeast of Adelaide. Located along the Dukes Highway, it is known as the heart of the parks as 28 km west of the town is Mount Boothby Conservation Park and 28 km east of the town is the Ngarkat Conservation Park.
As you enter the town you will see a striking colourful building, the Visitor Information Centre. Originally the main Railway Station, the building has been painted with a mural that depicts the beef, sheep and wool industries of the region. On the grass area in front of the building are silhouettes of sheep, a shepherd with a sheepdog and a mallee fowl. There is also a big Comet windmill with a 40 foot tower.
The Visitor Centre not only serves as an information centre but it sells local produce like homemade cakes, biscuits, cookies, jams and crafts. We bought some cookies and they were fresh and yummy. The Centre is open 7 days a week from 10am to 4pm.
Hi Bev, I have never been to Tintinara but after reading your article I definitely intend to go and have a look around! It's interesting that's it's located between two parks, so it would be a good base for a weekend of exploring! Cheers. Bowen.