Pingrup

History

The town of Pingrup was officiallygazetted on 9 May 1924 and wasnamed Pingrup after Lake Pingrupwhich is close to the town site.

Sightseeing

Pingrup Races

Pingrup Races are a must see! They started as the good oldfashionedPicnic Races in 1919, but by 1950 the day was called TheSports & Foot Races. As the feetwere getting sore, attentionwas then turned to horseracing. If you enjoy a flutter ora bit of Two-Up then March isthe time to head to the famousPingrup Races.

Community Federation Shed

This special shed is openat all times.

Pink Lakes

These colourfullakes are a part of the ChinocupLake System, which runs in anorth-south direction betweenLake Grace and Pingrup. Thetraveller may not be awarethat the reason they are pink isue to a microscopic salt-loving bacteria called Halo bacteris thatproduces red pigment. The lakes are part of an old river system.

Don't Miss

Shearers Hand Piece

This giant-sized replica stands out in allits glory on top of what locals call the ‘Shearers Shed’, encouragingvisitors to investigate what it represents.

At the height of the 1990sshearers from around the Stateand the nation would come toPingrup to pit their shearingskills against each other inregular competitions.

The shed is a perfect example of rural ingenuity andresourcefulness. A demonstration of the old adage, ‘He who wastesnot, wants not’. Originally used as the CBH (Cooperative BulkHandling) grain shed and once decommissioned, the Kent Shire,local Lions Club and Pingrup community saw an opportunity toconvert the shed into a Shearing Complex. Competitions were heldhere every year up until 2001.

Gnamma Holes

Early Aboriginals are believed to have used thisarea for watering and resting on their wanderings. Some of theholes stored water andothers were used as fireholes.

The area was firstexplored by John SeptimusRoe in September 1848 andJohn Holland used the wateron his trek to the goldfieldsin 1893.

The Hollands RockTank was built in 1928/29using Hollands Rock as acatchment which was toprovide water for settlers atLake Bryde. The GnammaHoles are located 35kmnortheast of town.

Lake Bryde

Lake Bryde is situated approximately 35km north-east ofPingrup. It’s a seasonal wetland that is part of a chain of lakesrunning from Pingrup to Lake Grace. This is a great spot for birdlovers, with 23 recorded species of waterfowl in these wetlands.

Historically Lake Bryde was used as a water source during times ofdrought and is now a venue for picnic and water-based recreation.

AccommodationTelephone
Pingrup Caravan Park9820 1101
FoodTelephone
Sailors Arms Hotel9820 1041
Tourist InformationTelephone
Pingrup CRC
Shire DetailsTelephone
Shire of Kent, Richmond St Nyabing9829 1051