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Welcome to Kaniva

Halfway between Melbourne and Adelaide, Kaniva is the ideal place to break your trip when traveling the Western Highway.


Whether you enjoy 4WDing or bush walking, Kaniva makes for an ideal base to explore the Big and Little Desert National Park. These parks consist of several free camping spots including Red Bluff, Yanipy Nature Reserve and Broughton's Waterhole.

There are many bush walks to explore in the area including Billy Ho Bush walk and Mooree Historic Reserve. The Visitor Centre is situated beneath the windmill and is a good starting point for exploring the area with an extensive range of information and maps available.

As weather conditions and seasons can affect the tracks and trails, please contact Park Victoria on 13 91 63 or visit their website for up to date information on track conditions, closures and fire danger.


Kaniva is the home of Sheep Art and its main attractions include Serviceton Historic Railway Station, Rotary and Lions Fauna and Wetlands Park, Kaniva Car Museum and the Big Windmill. The Visitor Information Centre houses local artworks as well as the Kaniva Footwear Collection which highlights many shoes worn by famous Australians including Slim Dusty, Ex Prime Minister Malcolm Frazer and local talent including footballers Glen Hawker and Roger Merrett, and artists Bob Marchant and Marcus Wills. For more information visit or


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  • Colonial Motor Inn

  • Commercial Hotel

    At the roundabout, Pub accommodation from $25 p/p. Package deals from $45 p/p. Clean & comfy rooms.

  • Kaniva Caravan Park

    The park is situated just off the Western Highway and includes Pergola and BBQ area, Coin operated laundry, Pets allowed, RV dump point, Children's Playground, Kids under 6 stay free. The park overlooks a beautiful farming landscape and is a short walk to the canoe tree. It is next to the Kaniva Swimming Pool and across the road from the tennis courts and is a 5 minute walk to the main street.

  • Kaniva Poolside Caravan Park

    Kaniva Poolside Caravan Park is a peaceful oasis. We welcome you to share these surroundings with fellow travelers. Your pets are also welcomed. There is a camp kitchen, laundry and a “dump site”.

  • Midway Motel

    Kaniva Midway Motel is centrally located in Kaniva. We offer a variety of rooms including budget, standard and fully refurbished premium ones.

  • Serviceton Camping Ground

    A quiet and safe location for families, children and pets with no traffic. Eight powered sites. Clean, modern facilities. Indoor games area.



Shopping Centre: Wide range of goods and services. Two supermarkets open seven days, pharmacy, post office, EFTPOS facilities, plus arts and crafts.
Community Roadhouse: Food, petrol and Diesel
Hospital and Medical Services: Public hospital, doctor, maternal and child health centre, auxiliary health services
Internet and Email Access: Available at Kaniva Library, Visitor Information Centre and LINK Neighbourhood House
Sporting Facilities: Gymnasium, sporting complex, SunSmart seasonal swimming pool, squash, badminton, basketball, golf course, rec reserve, football, netball, hockey & skate park
Public Toilets: Situated at the Windmill Corner. Baby change room and wheelchair access. Public toilets also available at Band Park


Kaniva Golf Club: 18 hole grass green course with watered greens and fully licensed clubhouse. Main season - March to October. Telephone 03 5392 2337 for event details.
Serviceton Golf Club: Situated at Lochiel, site of the old race course at the Victoria-South Australia border. 18 hole sand scrape course set amongst century old gums. Telephone 03 5393 1213 for event details.


Annual Bowls Tournament - January
Lions Car & Bike Show - February
Town Garage Sale - March
Easter Thursday Market Day - March / April
Golf Club Annual Tournament - June
Xmas in July Market Day - July
Agricultural and Pastoral Society Show - October
Windmill Stitches Quilt Show - November
Rotary Club Auction - October / November
Christmas Street Party - December
For more information on events in Kaniva, visit the Kaniva website


For more information about Kaniva, please visit the Kaniva Website or West Wimmera Shire Website