Kingston Travel Guide

  • Kingston PO.
    Kingston PO.
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  • The Big Lobster @ Kingston SE
    The Big Lobster @ Kingston SE
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  • Historic building @ Kingston SE
    Historic building @ Kingston SE
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Kingston Things to Do

  • THE BIG LOBSTER

    Another "BIG," this time the Big Lobster located on the main highway through Kingston SE.Kingston is one of Australias best lobster/crayfish fishing areas. The idea of building a big Lobster was thought of by a locat fisherman during the 1970's. The Big Lobster is 17 metres high, 15.2 metres long and 13.7 metres wide, with an approx weight of 4...

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  • CHURCHES IN KINGSTON SE

    In Kingston SE, there are quite a few different styles of Church to be found on the walking tour.The old Stone Anglican Church is one of them, built in 1873, it does look old! As usual, the doors were closed, so if you wish to see the leadlight windows, you will have to come for the Sunday service!Walking further, I found another old Church, the...

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  • HISTORIC BUILDINGS IN KINGSTON SE

    Some historic buildings I came across.......One was the Courthouse Museum, located in the old Courthouse. Now you may think this looks like a church, which is does, but never was!! It was built between 1869 -1870 as a Courthouse.Located @ 2 Hanson Street.My next stop [photo 2] was at the Old Gaol and Courthouse, which is now Justin's Antiques,...

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  • POWER GENERATING ENGINE.

    The Lions Park in Kingston SE has a small brick building located roadside Hanson street.Behind the glass in this building, is the old power generating engine that was privately owned and was used for many years. It still is in working order and from time to time it is given a run.There are also several displays inside that can be read to gain...

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  • KINGSTON SE POST OFFICE

    Kingston has a few nice historic buildings, like the lovely Post Office located at 1 Hanson street. It was built in 1867, and was one of the original buildings in town. Australia Post has taken great care in restoring it to its former glory! It was selected for a special Commonwealth Stamp in 1982.

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  • ORIGINAL SETTLER'S COTTAGES

    The historic walk I am following, is taking me past many of the earlier settler's Cottages. Quite a few of the "new" people are restoring these old Cottages, so good to see them being preserved. Many date back to the early 1800's.Then, I came across, larger and a little newer homes built in bungalow style. Lots were built with local stone found in...

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  • CAPE JAFFA LIGHTHOUSE

    The CAPE JAFFA LIGHTHOUSE was located a very short walk from the Kingston Caravan Park.This Lighthouse is very different in design to old and modern ones of today.It was built in 1872, in the sea on Margaret Brock reef off Cape Jaffa, after several ships ran aground.Year's ago, the Lighthouse keeper lived here for weeks at a time in isolation....

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  • APEX PARK RESERVE

    This park we came across as we entered town. We stopped to have a look a the information board in the undercover area. This had plenty of information for visitors like us. After a look here, we then went to a short walk on the large lawned area, and across the bridge which took us over Maria creek. We found electric BBQ'S, Public Toilets, seating,...

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  • HISTORIC WALK FROM INFORMATION CENTRE

    As usual, it was to the Tourist information centre we went to first. Easy to locate, just look for the big white "i" on the blue sign.It was here I picked up my free booklet named "Interesting walks around Kingston SE,' which included routes and details for 5 self guided walks - FREEThese walking tour maps are available from local shops & service...

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Kingston Restaurants

  • GOOD MEAL

    You can bet on getting a good meal if it is where Truckies stop for food.Here, at Kingston Shell Roadhouse, is where Truckies stop for food. We ordered, and it wasn't long before our meals came out. They looked excellent, and they were huge! Struggling to eat the lot, I eventually did! Cooked to perfection, I thoroughly enjoyed my Fish & Chips and...

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  • Don't miss the fresh seafood!

    More of a cafe style restaurant and tourist stop, the Big Lobster features Larry the Lobster's special menu. Anyone, from young child to ageing adult will feel welcome at the Big Lobster. There's a playground inside for kids, bench type seating for take away foods and a dining area with bar for more formal lunches and dinners.The main fare? Lobster...

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