Kalangadoo (which the aboriginal word means "Big trees in water") today the area includes a general store, a farm supply store and a pub.
Kalangadoo is located approximately 30kms from Penola turn off the Riddoch Highway at Nangwarry onto Kalangadoo Road. Kalangadoo is in the south of the Wattle Range Council area. It is 40kms east of Millicent via Mt Burr. It is 70kms southeast of Beachport via Millicent and Mt Burr.
The local industries are timber, apple farms, rose farm, sheep and cattle and seasonal potato growing.
The Kalangadoo railway siding was opened in 1888, the station building opened in 1907 and the Broad Gauge Kalangadoo to Mt Gambier Railway opened in 1953. It closed in September 1985, opening as an Auspine outlet in October 1999. It was one of the busiest and most productive stations in South Australia. Kalangadoo averaged over 50,000 tons of outward freight as well as large livestock movements and served as a passenger/mail service for Millicent and Mt Burr.
Kalangadoo launched a Walk with History Brochure in 2019, depicting the importance of the town in years gone by.
The Kalangadoo sculptures represent the agricultural history of Kalangadoo and district. The imaginative and artistic sculptures were funded by Country Arts SA and the Wattle Range Council. Take a visit to see them for yourself and enjoy the rest of what Kalangadoo has to offer.
* Aitken Cherries can be found off the Kalangadoo House Road. Opening from December to January annually Ph 08 8739 3060
* Kalangadoo Organic sells fresh apples from February to May Annually and throughout the year sells their infamous Apple Juice. Grafted apple trees, modern and heritage varieties Located on Old Kalangadoo Penola Road. Ph 08 8737 2028 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
*Lowe Potatoes - 20 kg and 40kg of unwashed red potatoes Ph 08 8739 3189
BBQ facilities, shelter, disabled facilities, picnic area, toilets, walking and hiking trails.
THIS SECTION IS UNDER DEVELOPMENT
This Council facility is managed by the Kalangadoo Riddoch Memorial Institute Hall Management Committee and available for hire. Bookings need to be made through the Committee (not Wattle Range Council).
Please contact Debbie Guenthner on (08) 8739 3259 or 0438 393 133 to hire this facility.
Currently there is a large assortment of railway collectables located in what was the ladies waiting room.
All enquiries (08) 8739 3148 / (08) 8739 2525. BBQ and playground areas adjacent to the railway station
Community Town Plan
The Kalangadoo Community Town Plan was adopted on the 11th June 2019