Places & Journeys



Lakes & Coorong
Farming Settlements


Pinnaroo is as bustling town 243 kilometres east of Adelaide and five kilometres from the Victorian border. Farming is the main industry throughout the region's rolling landscapes.

Pinnaroo is the gateway to the unique landscape of the Mallee and nearby Karte Conservation Park is a good spot to see the Mallee at its best. The Scorpion Springs Conservation Park is located on the edge of Pinnaroo.

Pinnaroo has a show and field days every year at the start of October. The Pinnaroo Show features dog trials, agricultural tents, competitions, horse events, keg tosses, animal judging and fireworks. The show attracts over 10,000 people every year. Another event Pinnaroo hosts is the Pinnaroo SpudFest. The SpudFest features a black tie dinner, stalls and games, entertainment, and Spud Wrestling.

The Pinnaroo township has good shopping and service facilities, swimming pool and other recreation amenities such as golf, law tennis, bowls and croquet plus various sports held at the school gymnasium.

The Mallee Tourist and Heritage Centre provides information on local attractions and the centre has excellent displays relating to the history of the district. The displays include Farm Machinery, Cereal Grain Collection, Farm and Household Memorabilia, Letterpress Printing Machinery including working displays.