Minnipa is one of several gateways to the beautiful Gawler Ranges National Park, famed for its Southern Hairy-nosed Wombats, Pygmy Possums, hopping mice and 140 species of wild flowers. Minnipa is an important cereal growing area. The town boasts the Centre for Excellence in Low Rainfall Farming in southern Australia and the Minnipa Agricultural Centre. This facility operates as a commercial farming enterprise and certified seed grower and demonstrates the latest dry land agricultural research. At the Heirloom Leather Collection, you can watch craftsmen working as you browse through the collection of hand plaited kangaroo leather whips, belts and more.