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Top Things to See and Do in Kingston SE

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by Audrey (subscribe)
I am a writer living in Adelaide. I love food and travel.
Published January 4th 2021
Once a bustling shipping port, now a small seaside town
Not to be mistaken for Kingston on Murray in the Riverland, Kingston SE is a small seaside town approximately 300 kilometres southeast of Adelaide. It has a population of less than 2,000 people but offers many reasons for visitors to stop over and stay the night. If you're interested in foreshore accommodation, then the caravan park on Marine Parade might just be the place for you.

sunset
The sunset


Kingston SE was once a bustling shipping port, and a self-guided walk throughout the township will bring you back in time to the 19th century. The walk is easy to follow with a comprehensive map detailing places of interest available from the visitor information outlet. With significant old buildings, this town is very much steeped in history.

lighthouse
Cape Jaffa Lighthouse


Cape Jaffa Lighthouse, next to the caravan park, is the first lighthouse in Australia to be dismantled offshore and reconstructed onshore. It is now a museum showcasing life in this iconic tower structure. Public tours are available during school holidays.

sundial
Sundial of Human Involvement


Located on an island in Maria Creek, the sundial of human involvement allows you to tell the time using your own body. It consists of fifteen carved granite hour points located around the analemma in a semicircle formation. Be sure to visit when the sun is shining.

larry the lobster
Big Lobster


Affectionately known as Larry, the Big Lobster is one of Australia's "big things" standing proud at 17 metres tall, 15 metres long and 14 metres wide on the Princes Highway. You are most welcome to stop and take a photo of this giant red crustacean as you enter the township. A car park is available onsite. And, while you're there, why not grab a bite to eat as well.

The beach
The beach


Last but not least are the beaches. They are great for swimming, fishing, windsurfing and sailing. 4WD vehicle access is also permitted if you like driving on sandy shores. At the end of the day, put aside some time to just sit, relax and admire the sunset. That's how I like to finish off the evening at Kingston SE.
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Why? Once a bustling shipping port, now a small seaside town
Where: The Limestone Coast region, SA
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