Home to some of the most spectacular granite outcrops in the Eyre Peninsula.
Don’t let the size fool you – the warm hospitality and stunning local landscape make Minnipa a great place to base yourself and explore the surrounds.
The area is blessed by the natural environment, with fantastical granite outcrops and abundant wildlife around the town.
It’s also easy to head out of town and explore the Gawler Ranges!
Stay in the local motel, park your caravan and drop by the Minnipa Community Store for basic supplies (including petro), yummy treats and most importantly, coffee!
Things To Do
Day-trip to the Gawler Ranges
Or pack your camping gear and stay a while longer – Minnipa provides access to the Yardea Station intersection, and are a picturesque way to reach the Gawler Ranges. They’re also accessible most of the time for 2WD, and year-round for 4WD. Be aware the roads are unsealed.
Some say it’s even better than Wave Rock in Western Australia… Pildappa’s wave-like formation makes it an incredibly unique place to explore. Get a panoramic view from the top, have a picnic amongst the trees, camp under the stars and wonder at this fascinating rock form.
Tcharkulda has some of the most spectacular ‘tafoni’ in the whole district – and if you’re not up with the geology lingo, that means small cave-like features in rocks like granite. It’s been conserved as a picnic space, and you can also see an excellent example of a restored shepherd’s hut within the reserve. That’s a little bit of history for you!