Tintinara in the upper south east of South Australia is a delightful rural centre. As the sign on the information centre (photo above) indicates, this is the heart of national parks in the region. On my recent visit I spent some time exploring the town. This was deliberate as I had the time to do it. Normally we just drive straight through on our way elsewhere.
If you look carefully at the building shown above (click on the photo to enlarge the image) you can see that the locals have an interesting sense of humour. An artist has painted a couple sitting there waiting for the train. The building now used as the information centre and craft gallery used to serve as the town’s railway station. The trains to Melbourne and Adelaide still pass through here but the passenger service is very limited.
In the park a few metres away are some public toilets. The same artist has been at work here too.
I wonder if you can guess which way to go to the men’s toilets, and where the ladies’ toilets are located. I took some close up photos to help you. If you’re still not sure, click on the photos to enlarge the image and look for the standardised toilet symbol sticker on the wall above the figures.
When I visited Pinnaroo in eastern South Australia recently I realised I had never actually driven into the the town, nor had a good look around. Normally we have just driven past without stopping; the main road by-passes most of the town. I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised.
Pinnaroo appears to be a vibrant rural town with many fine facilities and a good feel about it. I did stop for a morning tea treat from the local bakery. Outlets like this in country towns in Australia are always worth checking out. I was not disappointed; my chocolate coated donut was delicious.
Just like so many country towns in Australia, Pinnaroo boasts several beautiful buildings, including the two pubs shown on this post. I didn’t have the time nor the inclination to test out what they were like inside. Knowing the kind of hospitality such towns exude in abundance, I’m sure I would have been made most welcome.
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