Kingoonya -  A way of LIfe



News & Updates
Have you travelled Googs track yet
no but will be in the near future
Kingoonya Progress AGM
It's that time of the year again for us to review the past 12 months and plan for the next 12 months.

Back To Kingoonya Easter 2014
Catch up with old mates and make some new ones this Easter in Kingoonya.

Goog's Track - Book Launch in Ceduna this month
Jenny Denton widow of Goog has written a book titled My Memories of Pushing Goog's Track.

Next Progress Meeting
Our next progress meeting will be held in Kingoonya on Saturday 16th February.

Yes it is true the Kingoonya Hotel is now once again officially open. The Hotel resumed trade on November 22nd.

KPA bore has water.
KPA bore is not fit for town use, but could be an asset for mining in the area!

Kingoonya Progress Association AGM
We will be holding our AGM in Kingoonya on 21st July 2012. The venue is yet to be advised.

75th Celebrations now cancelled
Due to ongoing legal issues the Kingoonya Hotel will not be celebrating it's 75th birthday at Easter.

Native Title claim successful
The Gawler Ranges people have been successful in their claim for native title.

Cricket Day 2011 CANCELED
It is with regret that we must announce that the annual cricket day has had to be cancelled. We appologize for any inconvenience this has caused all our loyal supporters.

Kingoonya Hotel - It's not over

The rumours that the Kingoonya Hotel is closing for good are not true.

Floods in Kingoonya
The after effects of cyclone Yasi have caused massive downpours of rain in the Kingoonya area

Rain in the Outback
Recent rains in the areas surrounding Kingoonya have bought some relief to Pastoralists

Kingoonya blog
Share your stories of Kingoonya and surrounding areas with us.

New Photogallery
We now have a photogallery where you can share your pics of Kingoonya and surrounding areas

The Kingoonya and Areas Progress Association welcomes you to


Kingoonya - A way of life!


Kingoonya is a town that has had a varied history. A town that once was, was not and now is! Kingoonya began life as a Railway support town in 1915 and with the advent of finding abundant, high quality underground water it soon became an important place for the steam trains to re-fill.
Kingoonya also benefited from being on the Stuart Highway, the road that links North and South. However when the Highway was shifted about 40 kilometres east in the 1990s,  the town suffered badly, especially when the Liquor licence was also removed to Glendambo.
All that changed around 2005 when Maria and Frosty moved in. The Kingoonya Waterhole Hotel was once again open for business, with meals, accomodation and fuel outlet that supplies diesel and unleaded 24/7. Sadly Frosty - Colin passed away and the Kingoonya Hotel had to shut it doors.  

Deirdre  and John Taylor the owners of the Hotel building then had to set about finding the right person to once again re-open the Hotel. They have accomplished this task and the new licence holders are John Brett and Alistair Murray. John and Alistair would love to have you visit for a cold one so don't forget to stop by when you are heading North. The Hotel also has great meals and accommodation. Fuel is available in town and is cheaper than what you will find on the highway!

Kingoonya also has a group of committed people who are dedicating their time to put Kingoonya back on the map with a record number of Progress Association committee members now numbering over 26 which is more than the actual town population which fluctuates between 5 and 15 depending on the season. There are big plans afoot for some great events and celebrations in Kingoonya in 2013 so please keep an eye on the website for details as they come available.  We also have a great friend in Robert J Munro the author of "Kingoonya - A Way of Life " who explains for us the meaning of our town's name  HERE 

The Kingoonya and Areas Progress Association would like to thank the following sponsors who have recently helped to support fundraising efforts in our town.

Courtsies Auto,   DG Tyres,   Fuller Views Cabin Park,   Ian's Western Hotel,   Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari,   Home Hardware Port Augusta.

Kingoonya Hotel Open


Been to Kingoonya yet? Well if ya have sign our Guest Book and let us know!