Calingiri is the administrative centre of the Shire of Victoria Plains. It is home to the shire office, public library, sportsground,
cemetery and a tourist information bay on the main street.
The Victoria Plains Tourism Association has held annual Wildflower Walks just south of Calingiri. These were held in August/September
but at present the walks have been suspended until further notice. Contact the shire for more information.
The Calingiri caravan park is very inexpensive and bookings can be made through the Shire Office.
A number of the endangered Carnaby's black cockatoos inhabit the area and an area around the town has been classified as an
'Important Bird Area.'
The town gets its name from Calingiri Waterhole. The spelling of the name has varied somewhat in the past with Calingtry,
Kalingiri, The Washpool, Kalingary, Calingarra, Calingtry, Calingiry, Kalingiry being some of the noted different spellings.
The name originates with the Aboriginal word for the diamond dove, 'Calingal'.
In March 1970 the area experienced an earthquake of 5.9 magnitude.
TALL TALES AND TRUE
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BUILDINGS OF NOTE
State : Moore
Federal : Durack
Postcode : 6569
Local Government : Shire of Victoria Plains
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