Where the Eyre Peninsula comes together
The town of Kyancutta marks the junction of the Eyre and Tod highways. The town derives its name from an Aboriginal term "Kutta Kutta" meaning "Little Night Hawk".
The official weather station, established at Kyancutta in 1928 became Australia's first fully automated station with a three hourly programme of weather observation still being undertaken. In 1986, a memorial park was established to honour the pioneers of agricultural settlement in the area.
Things To Do
The names of pioneers in the Kyancutta district are carved in fence posts around Polkdinney Park. The park contains several implements that are indicative of the equipment used in the early days of settlement. A picnic table is provided and the park is close to the Kyancutta Store.
The Hill, located approximately 20km west of Wudinna, is only accessible by 4WD and is a popular picnic destination with locals and visitors. Corrobinnie Hill is a large granite outcrop on the outskirts of the Pinkawillinie Conservation Park, providing views of the park and Gawler Ranges in the distance. Children and adults alike will have lots of fun climbing and exploring the granite boulders that characterise the Hill. There are no facilities and access is free.
Located directly adjacent Eyre Highway at Koongawa, 20km east of Kyancutta, Waddikee Rock is a small exposed granite dome that provides an excellent view of the surrounding landscape. A monument to John Charles Darke, an early pioneer who was fatally speared while travelling through the area, is at the base of the rock.