About Pinnaroo

Pinnaroo is major centre for the surround Murray Mallee wheat, barley, sheep and farming area.

First settled in 1869, it has become a traditional rural township with quaint buildings, wide streets, friendly locals and has a natural underground water supply which helps with market gardening of potatoes and onions in the region.

It's a great place to take a break, refresh yourself and grab a coffee or lunch at the Pinnaroo Bakery, 12 Railway Terrace South.

  • Settled in 1869 Pinnaroo is within the Southern Mallee District Council Zone.
  • First settler William Butcher arrived 1869.
  • Harsh conditions, distances to supplies, feral dingoes, shortage of water saw Pinnaroo abandoned in 1889.
  • Resettled in 1906 when the railway arrived and locally grown wheat could be taken to the markets quickly.
  • Pinnaroo is believed to mean 'big men, great men' in a number of Aboriginal languages.
  • Population 900s (Census 2011).
  • Weekly Newspaper Border Times
  • Major centre for growing potatoes (since 1990)
  • Letterpress Printing Museum - well worth a visit with working displays.
  • Gum Family Collection has restored machinery and farm equipment.
  • The DA Wurfel Grain Collection has over 1000 cereal varieties on show.

Photo by AYArktos - Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=309860

Things to do

  • Pinnaroo Letterpress Printing Museum.
  • Golden Grain Hotel - oldest hotel in town.
  • Farm Machinery Museum.
  • History Museum.
  • DA Wurfel Cereal Collection.
  • Conservation Parks nearby.

What's in town

ANZ, State and CBA ATM and agency banking facilities.

Library

Supermarket

Post Office

Newsagent

RAA

Butcher

Hotels

Golf Course

Petrol Station

Hospital

Chemist

Doctor's Surgery

Tourist Info

Pinnaroo Tourist Information Centre, Day Street Pinnaroo.

Ph: 08 8577 8002

PHONE (08) 8577 8899

12 RAILWAY TCE, PINNAROO

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12 Railway Terrace South Pinnaroo, SA 5304
P: (08) 8577 8899
E: pinnaroobakery@bigpond.com
Fax (08) 8577 8793
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