Iron Knob, South Australia, is a pleasant surprise for tourists and adventurers who want a slice of the unexpected.
Iron Knob is a former iron ore town that feed the ore hungry town of Whyalla.
When driving into the little town you will notice the colour red is everywhere, at one time Iron Knob was going to be called Red Knob, but a Christian lobby group protested and said it sounded like an infected penis.
So the name of town was named after the local European worker Ivabig Knob and naturally as the town exported iron ore, it was called Iron Knob.
There are many sights to see in the town, when you look out the driver's side window you will see red dirt and when you look out the passenger side window you will see red dirt.
If your looking for a place for your weary head, try the camping grounds - with a bush kitchen, shower, BBQ and sink.
For all your shopping needs the Iron Knob Post Office has frozen pasties and pies and including a small range of video movie hires such as the blockbuster film Jurassic Park which is one of their new releases.
The town's major attraction is the statue of Ivabig Knob which is proudly displayed near the children's playground.
If your looking for a true outback adventure, holidaymakers give Iron Knob a go for a truly throbbing holiday.