Blinman is located 61.31kms South East of Leigh Creek, 91.56kms North of Hawker, 161.56kms South East of Andamooka and 281.52kms West of Broken Hill, in the state of South Australia.
Blinman was founded in 1859 with the discovery of copper. Three years later the commencement of copper mining began. At Blinman’s peak, the population was over 1500, however these day, this peaceful settlement has a permanent population of only 22, plus residents of the surrounding pastoral properties. Despite its small size, Blinman services include a General Store, Post Office Agency, Wild Lime Café and Gallery, a Rural Transaction Centre, and the North Blinman Hotel, which provides accommodation and dining. Also, the Blinman Mine is a popular visitor attraction with tours available below ground.
An event not to miss. The anual cook out back camp oven cook off is held every october longweek end. A must for camp oven cooking enthusiests. Its a great family weekend with fun events and competition. Cook Out Back is our major fundraiser for the Royal Flying Doctor Service every year with auctions, cooking, games and lots of fun.