Activities & Attractions

Art, Culture & History

Delamere Art Wall

The picnic area by the general store at Delamere has been colourfully decorated by students from Yankalilla Area School. Students worked on developing artistic panels that are now permanently on display as part of the Leafy Sea Dragon Festival in 2013 (now Festival Fleurieu).


Yankalilla has a thriving Arts community, creating works of fine art and craft.

Enjoy Galleries and browsing for that special gift.

Why not visit our local Galleries featuring local Artists - paintings, jewellery, hand painted silk & cards.

For more art exhibitions check out Leonards Mill Hotel, Links Lady Bay Hotel, Wirrina Resort & the Yankalilla Bay Visitor Information Centre. Yankalilla Bay is home to many private art studios that open by appointment, if you are interested in viewing them please contact us.

Looking for something different, follow our 'The Fleurieu Peninsula Art Trail', brochure and map available from the Yankalilla Bay Visitor Information Centre.The Fleurieu Peninsula Art Trail includes 61 galleries, 6 of which are in the Yankalilla District. If you are into all things beautiful such as paintings, sculptures or a piece of breath taking jewellery pop in to the Yankalilla Bay Visitor Information Centre to collect a copy of the brochure to set you on your way.

Andrew Munn - Seagull Droppings

Category Arts & Culture
Subcategories Galleries, Gifts
Address 109, Main Road
Normanville, SA, 5204, Australia
Home 08 8558 2429
Mobile 0413670097
Trading Hours By Appointment
  • Gallery , Decor, Gifts & Coffee

Eagle Gate Studio

Category Arts & Culture
Subcategories Galleries
Address Sec 94 Stockyard Hill Road
Delamere, SA, 5204, Australia
Other 08 85983088 (Business)
Mobile 0429 645 142
Trading Hours Daily 11am - 3pm, Ring first to avoid disappointment

The Farmhouse Studio

Category Arts & Culture
Subcategories Artist
Address 2773 Inman Valley Road, Inman Valley
Mobile 0402639837
Trading Hours By Appointment
Website http://www.sharoncampbellsart.com

Artist paints exclusively in oils and specialises in animals and farm scenes.

Gallery 88

Category Arts & Culture
Subcategories Galleries
Address 88, Main Street
Yankalilla, SA, 5203, Australia
Other 08 85583456 (Business)
Other 08 85582826 (Facsimilie)
Email ijelfs@bigpond.net.au
Trading Hours Wednesday to Sunday 11am-4pm,
Open School and Public Holidays

Displaying work by local artists, girfts for all occasions, including sterling silver and glass jewellry, hand painted silk scarves, glassware, pottery and cards. All welcome.

Yankalilla Yarns and Fine Art

Category Arts & Culture
Subcategories Galleries
Address Glebe Avenue
Yankalilla, SA, 5203, Australia
Other 08 85582728
Trading Hours First Sunday of the month, 10am - 4pm or by appointment



Nan Hai Pu Tuo Temple

The Nan Hai Pu Tuo Temple of Australia was incorporated in 1996 as a religious organisation and it is not affiliated or linked to any other Buddhist organisation in Australia.

The majority who visit and pray at the temples are ethnic Chinese from various South East Asian countries such as mainland China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore Vietnam and many more. Size of the weekly congregation varies depending on the occasion, for example on days of significance like Chinese New Year, the birthday of Buddha Sakyamuni , the annual Yu Lan ceremonies etc

The Nan Hai Pu Tuo Temple of Australia Inc. is a not for profit Buddhist organisation. Their vision is to propagate, study and practice the Dharma (Buddha’s teachings). Their mission is to promote and cultivate the Chinese culture and traditions in our multicultural society especially amongst our younger generation and to provide spiritual guidance to the Australian community and those in need.

The Nan Hai Pu Tuo Temple Of Australia Inc. is located about 50km from the city of Adelaide. The property is about 137 acres and extends for about 3km along the coast. The temple sits on idyllic, rolling hills which sweep down to the glittering sea of turquoise blue with the brilliant blue sky forming a magnificent backdrop. Visitors to the temple return to revisit every year, making it a tourist attraction and a Buddhist place of worship.

Lot 201 Main South Road, Myponga 5202
Ph: 8558 3168

Shrine of Our Lady of Yankalilla

On August 24, 1994, a parishioner saw what appeared to be an image of the Virgin Mary high on the back wall of the church. Eventually, after two years, the "apparition" was acknowledged, and a wrought iron fame was placed around it. An article in The Advertiser in 1996 attracted attention from around the world, bringing many pilgrims to the small town of Yankalilla.

The Shrine of Our Lady of Yankalilla was dedicated by Bishop Walden on December 15, 1996. To this day, many people come to light candles and pray in the church, writing their requests for healing and help, or expressions of thanksgiving, on small leaflets pinned to a board, and in the book kept at the front.

Sometime later, the image on the wall appeared to show Mary tending the prostrate Jesus after the crucifixion, known as a "pieta", and this is the form which is represented in the icon painting on the right front wall of the church.

The Shrine is open daily from 10am to 5pm.

Saint Mary McKillop Old School House

This is the first Josephite Country School and Convent outside of Adelaide. The historic site in Yankalilla marks a house used as the Josephite School between 1867 and 1874. (Can only be viewed from the street - private residence)

Yankalilla District Heritage Trail

The trail is an exciting way to explore historical Yankalilla and Normanville. Ten stops along the trail include, Bungala House, the Council Chambers, the Yankalilla Hotel, Wissanger School and John Fowler’s Cottage to name a few. Other notable buildings in the district include Fergusson’s Mill, The Court House, Mary McKillop School House and many more.

More information and maps are available from the Yankalilla Visitor Information Centre.

Yankalilla Historical Museum

The Yankalilla Historical Museum has an extensive collection reflecting rural and social life of the district. Yankalilla district has a unique history and has one of the most diverse and extensive collections of memorabilia relating to early country life in the state. Themes include agriculture, mining, maritime, domestic life and trades. There is also an extensive photographic collection.

The Museum is open 7 days a week, Monday to Firday 9am to 5pm, Weekends and Public Holidays 10am to 4pm. Located on site with the Yankalilla Bay Visitor Information Centre.

For group bookings contact the Visitor Information Centre and we can arrange a tour guide for your group.


Entry Fees 2017/2018 

Adult $7.00
Concession $5.00
Child $2.00
Family $15.00


Yankalilla Library

The new Yankalilla Library is located at The Centre.
181 Main South Road, Yankalilla.
Ph: 8558 2043

Opening Hours

Sunday - Monday Closed
Tuesday - Friday  
10:00AM - 05:00PM
Saturday 10:00AM - 01:00PM

Outdoor, Nature & Adventure


Carrickalinga Lookout

The view from the Forktree Road Lookout is stunning with a great view of the coast!


Geocaching is the free high-tech treasure hunt where you use your GPS receiver to find caches hidden by other players. It is a great way to be outdoors, enjoy the environment and revel in the thrill of the hunt. All you need is a GPS and log on to www.geocaching.com.au to download the GPS points in Yankalilla Bay 

Kangaroo Spotting

Want to see kangaroos in their natural habitat? On Main South Road, just south of the township of Myponga you are almost guaranteed to see plenty any day of the year. Best time is just before dusk... just look out into the paddock towards the reservoir.

Walking, Hikes, and Cycling

There are many walking and cycling trails in the area from the Historic Walk of Normanville, Bush walking in Deep Creek, hikes through conservation parks, or cycling from Normanville to North Bay, Carrickalinga. A guide for longer walks and hikes is available from the Visitor Information Centre. Walks and hikes can range in distance and time and take anywhere from 60 minutes to 4.5 hours.

Fleurieu Coast Free Bikes

Fleurieu Coast Free Bikes Hire Yankalilla, Normanville, Carrickalinga, cycle cycling Free Bike Hire

Fleurieu Coast Free Bikes is a FREE bike hire scheme available to visitors and locals every day. Cycling on one of the three styles of bikes available, retro bikes, adult mountain bikes and 24” kids mountain bikes is a great way to discover the Fleurieu Coast with Yankalilla, Normanville and Carrickalinga all being relatively flat and within close distance . Bikes can be hired from two locations:

  • The Yankalilla Bay Visitor Information Centre, 163 Main South Road, Yankalilla (13 bikes)
  • Jetty Caravan Park Normanville (8 Bikes)
  • Smiling Samoyed Brewery Myponga (4 Bikes)


Hire is free, you just need to complete a hire form and leave current valid photo ID as security. To find out more contact the Yankalilla Bay Visitor Information Centre 08 8558 0240 or click here



The Links Lady Bay Golf Course 

Situated on the cusp of the magnificent Lady Bay adjacent to the seaside town of Normanville you will find Links Lady Bay Resort. Complete with championship golf course and stunning ocean views the facilities are full of charm and quality, reflecting the unique character of the Southern Fleurieu.

A stunning location, catering from 10 - 200 people, superb dining and conference facilities, nationally recognised golf course, cellar door and diverse local activities - The Links is the perfect conference and incentive solution.

The Golf Course was designed by golfing legends Jack Newton, Graeme Grant and John Spencer. The Links Lady Bay has subtly curved greens and is a true St Andrews style sand based course.

Strong enough from the back tees to test gifted golfers, yet fair enough to be enjoyed by the average player, the championship golf course is regarded as one of South Australia’s finest.

Some of the short holes would grace any of the most famous links courses in the world. In particular the signature 17th hole, which features in Australia’s best holes, provides a challenging test into the wind for the player striving to gain his par 3.

Golf Course & driving range open to the public during the holidays. 9 or 18 holes.

Motorised carts, and clubs for hire.

For more information visit The Links Lady Bay.

Wirrina Golf Course

Experience one of South Australia’s finest 18 magnificent holes at the Wirrina Resort.

The moment you arrive at Wirrina Resort’s first tee you know you are somewhere special. Experience the feeling of getting away from it all in the beautiful South Australian countryside amongst wild birds and kangaroos in their natural habitat.

As one of the finest golf courses in South Australia, Wirrina boasts 18 magnificent holes – perfect for social, competition or corporate golf.

In addition to the quality of the course, and clubhouse facilities for a relaxing drink or meal, you will get to enjoy sharing your round with the local kangaroo’s.

For more information visit Wirrina.

Yankalilla Golf Club

A very friendly well-maintained community golf course with affordable green fees. The course is centrally located behind the Yankalilla Sporting Club in the Yankalilla Memorial Park. (turn off Main South Road next to the Yankalilla Bakery).

It is a full size 18 hole scrape course open during winter months only. Green fees if you are not a member are $5.00 for 9 holes or $10.00 for 18 holes and you just need to put your money in the honesty box on the side of club house and take your own golf clubs. But if you want to join the club Membership is currently $180.00 per year. (from July 2014)

As you will see in these photos below the course is beautifully studded with mature gums and offers 360 degree views from the top holes over the sea, farmland and Yankalilla township.

During the summer months, there is a 9 hole twilight competition held on Friday nights followed by BBQ with all welcome and during winter months the ladies competition day is Tuesday and the men on Saturday.

For further informaiton contact 8558 2710.

Horse Riding

High Country Trails
At High Country Trails experience the delight and freedom of trotting through the shallows of beautiful Normanville Beach.

The hour long horseback ride takes you through the sand hills to Normanville beach.

The Beach Ride: 
The beach ride is a quite ride along the sand dunes with its native flora and fauna. It then continues onto the Normanville beach where you can enjoy a trot along the waters edge and a paddle in the sea.

Riding Time: Approx. one hour, Price per Person: $ 80.00* Subject to change
Children from 9 years welcome

Information needed for booking:

  • Height
  • Weight
  • Riding Ability

Pony Rides: For Children under the age of 9 years we offer Pony Rides where parents can lead them around the property on a quiet pony.

Price per Child: $ 20.00* per 20 Mins. * subject to change

Location: Williss Drive, Normanville (opposite the Links Lady Bay turn off)
Telephone: 0408 795 373. Facebook: www.facebook.com/horseridingnormanville

Glacier Rock

The Glacier Rock is also known as Selwyn's Rock, and is a 500 million year old boulder transported by a glacier from the vicinity of Victor Harbor. A huge glacial ice sheet covered the whole of the south coast 250 million years ago. During this period Glacier Rock was dragged across the Fleurieu Peninsula by the ice helping to groove and scratch rock surfaces between Victor Harbor and Inman Valley. The grooves, scratches and crescent shaped marks on the rock surface of the Inman Valley River bed are significant evidence of the direction of the ice movement. .

Glacier Rock was discovered in 1859 by ARC Selwyn a geologist for the South Australian Government. It was the first recorded discovery of glaciations in Australia. It was then rediscovered in 1897 by famous geologist Sir David Edgeworth and Dr Walter Howchin, from Sydney and Adelaide Universities. Dr Albert Terrones Mexico pronounced Glacier (Selwyn's) Rock as one of the largest glacial exposures in the world.

Glacier Rock attracts geologists from all over the world.

Heysen Trail

Considered by many to be South Australia's most famous trail, the Heysen Trail runs for 1,200 kilometres from Cape Jervis on the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula to Parachilna Gorge in the Flinders Ranges. The trail passes through some of South Australia's most scenic areas, including national parks, state forests and popular tourism destinations including the Adelaide Hills, Barossa and Wilpena Pound.

The trail is ideal for all levels of walkers, with sections of the trail suitable for shorter walks. One of the most popular sections is the walk from Cape Jervis to Victor Harbor. This section follows the southern Fleurieu coastline and winds through Deep Creek Conservation Park and Newland Head Conservation Park. You will see rugged coastlines, heavily wooded valleys and waterfalls. Along the way you will encounter wildlife including Short-beaked Echidnas, Western Grey Kangaroos, and seabirds such as White-bellied Sea-eagles. 

The Trail is marked with the distinct red and white colours of the Heysen Trail Logo ensuring that the trail route is easy to identify in the bush and other natural environments.

For further information on the Heysen Trail visit Friends of the Heysen Trail or purchase a Heysen Trail Southern Guidebook from the Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre.

 Heysen Trail

Ingalalla Waterfalls

Ingalalla Waterfalls are located in the Second Valley Forest 10 kilometres south of Normanville on the Hay Flat Road. The Waterfalls are located within 500 metres of the car park.

They are the perfect place for a picnic with many shaded areas.

At certain times of the year you will see flowering lilies in the creek and in autumn the leaves of the deciduous trees provide a colourful backdrop to the trees in the pine forest.

Myponga Reservoir

The lookout provides sweeping views of the reservoir and surrounding pine forest. Construction of the reservoir began in 1957 and it was completed in 1962. The concrete arch dam wall is 49 metres high and 226 long. The reservoir is 35 metres deep and holds 26,800 megalitres. When full the water spread covers 280 hectares. The reservoir supplies water to the southern metropolitan area and the south coast. Unlike other reservoirs Myponga does not receive any water from the River Murray but instead operates from water collected in the natural catchment. Below the reservoir the Myponga River makes it way through the valleys flowing into Gulf St Vincent at Myponga Beach. The Myponga Reservoir Treatment Plant was built in 1993 and currently serves approximately 50,000 people across an area that extends from McLaren Vale to Victor Harbor.


The newly opened Myponga Reservoir Trail is 3.3km (approx.) loop track on the south east side of the reservoir taking you through open plains, forested areas and native vegetation. It is ideal for walking, running or cycling with room for families to enjoy a picnic. Located via Hansen Street in Myponga.

National and Conservation Parks

Deep Creek Conservation Park

Located 11 kilometres east of Cape Jervis, Deep Creek Conservation Park is 4,500 hectares of steep coastal cliffs, hills, valleys, dense heath and forests, native birds and animals. Walking trails explore the region and camping is allowed by permit.

The Park provides spectacular views across Backstairs Passage to Kangaroo Island and The Pages islands. Small coves occasionally break the long cliff lines of the park. The coast is only accessible by four-wheel drive to Boat Harbor or Blowhole Beaches.

The scenery is spectacular with Stringybark forests, rugged cliffs, creeks, waterfalls and breathtaking views of the ocean. Walking trails including the Heysen Trail cross much of the area.

Visitors can drive to Tapanappa at dusk and watch the Western Grey Kangaroos feeding. Fishing at Blowhole and Boat Harbor beaches is popular. Expect other wildlife encounters such as Short-beaked Echidnas, Ring-tailed Possums and Yellow-footed Antechinus. Other mammals which are rarely seen but are of greater conservation significance include the Southern Brown Bandicoot and several bat species.

Over 100 species of birds have been recorded in the area and many are easily spotted when walking in the Park. Species of high conservation importance recorded include Southern Emu Wren, Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo, Glossy Black-Cockatoo, Peregrine Falcon, White-bellied Sea Eagle, Painted Button-quail, Chestnut-rumped Hylocola, White's Thrush, Elegant Parrot, Lewin's Rail, Latham's Snipe and the Beautiful Firetail.

For further information on Deep Creek Conservation park visit National Parks SA.

**Please note that all Deep Creek Conservation Park entry permits and camping site must be prebooked online or by contacting the Yankalilla Bay Visitor Information Centre 8558 0240 as of the 1st July 2015.**

Eric Bonython Conservation Park: Eric Bonython Conservation Park covers 6 hectares. It is a fine, but small, example of the pre-European settlement vegetation that once covered this area.

Myponga Conservation Park:  Myponga Conservation Park covers 168 hectares and is home to part of the Heysen Trail, which meaders through heath and forest to reach rocky outcrops and attractive waterfalls.

Nixon - Skinner Conservation Park: Nixon – Skinner Conservation Park covers 8 hectares. It represents an island of native vegetation in a picturesque setting, framed by the Myponga Reservoir and pine plantations.

Spring Mount Conservation Park:  Spring Mount Conservation Park covers 199 hectares. This park consists of a series of hills and gullies covered with stringybark forest over a diverse understorey.

Talisker Conservation Park: Talisker ConservationPark is located on the south-western area of the Fleurieu Peninsula. It is close to the town of Cape Jervis and adjacent to Deep Creek Conservation Park. The park covers 212 hectares. A remnant of South Australia’s mining past, the old silver-lead mine ruins are of significant heritage value.

Yulte Conservation Park: Yulte Conservation Park covers 41 hectares. This park consists of a series of hills and gullies, and is dissected by several small creeks with gurgling waterfalls. The Heysen Trail meanders through the dense vegetation, where springtime provides spectacular displays of wildlife.


Parawa State Forest, Second Valley/Paranannacooka State Forest and Inman Valley State Forest are also located in the district. For more information contact the Yankalilla Visitor Information Centre or visit Forestry SA

Parks and Playgrounds


Apex Park 
Jetty Road, Normanville

Banksia Park Playground 
Access via James Ave or Mary Ave (behind Mitre 10). 
Playground and picnic area.

Bungala Park 
47 Main South Road
Bungala Park offers lots of room for the kidsto run around, with BBQs, shelters, art poles, and the Historic Bungala Cottage.

Carrickalinga Playground 
Located on Tuna Crescent, Carrickalinga.

Haycocks Point
Gold Coast Drive

Mitchell Reserve
Gold Coast Drive, Carrickalinga

Myponga Picnic Reserve
Main South Road Myponga

Normanville Foreshore
Jetty Road, Normanville

Old War Memorial
Main South Road, Yankalilla

Robert Norman Park
Jetty Road/Carrickalinga Road, Normanville

Second Valley Playtground 
Lot 29 Park Street. 
A fun little playground for the kids.

Tuna Crescent Reserve
Tuna Cresent/Lewis Road, Carrickalinga

War Memorial Reserve
163 Main South Road, Yankalilla

Yankalilla Lions Youth Park
This facility caters for all ages and is a great venue for a family day out. There is a skate park, Basketball Rings and BMX track offering action-packed fun for skateboarders and BMXers. A playground caters for little ones. There are two free electric BBQs under shelter and toilet facilities are available.

Yankalilla Memorial Park
Main South Road
The park has BBQs, picnic facilities, public toilets, playground, oval and a public golf course.

Scenic Drives

Hills and Seascapes Discovery Drive – Tourist Route 52 

Lush farming lands, rolling hills, pristine valleys, stringybark and pine forests, and the unforgettable seascapes. This scenic route is 85kms in length, and allows you to discover some of the Fleurieu Coast's natural wonders. 
Some highlights of the drive include: St Mary McKillop’s Cottage, Torrens Vale Lookout, Parawa, Ingalalla Waterfalls, Deep Creek Conservation Park, Tapanappa Lookout, Raywood Nursery, Talisker Mine Ruins, Sappers Hill Road Lookout, Morgan’s Beach, Delamere, Rapid Bay, Second Valley, Lady Bay, Normanville, and the Shrine of Our Lady of Yankalilla at Christ Church Yankalilla.

The Fleurieu Way 

A designated tourist drive diverting interstate visitors from the inland highways from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island via the scenic coastal route. After crossing the River Murray at Wellington the Fleurieu Way passes through the famous old wine growing districts of Langhorne Creek and McLaren Vale, and through the coastal towns of Goolwa, Victor Harbor, Cape Jervis and Normanville. The Fleurieu Way is over 230km in length. Follow the distinctive brown and gold signs.

Collect a detailed map from the Yankalilla Visitor Information Centre or download the GPS tour guide ‘Annabelle’ from www.fleurieupeninsula.com.au for your iphone.

Driving Tip: Remember that you share the road with farmers, their machinery and stock. At certain times of the day, particularly at dusk, kangaroos are active and will cross the road without warning. For your safety and enjoyment please slow down and enjoy the country pace of the Fleurieu Peninsula.

Starfish Hill Wind Farm

The Starfish Hill Wind Farm is located across two hills on the tip of the Fleurieu Peninsula near Cape Jervis and was the first wind farm built in South Australia. The site was selected because the area has consistently high winds, is sparsely populated and the land was previously cleared for farming and grazing.

Starfish Hill rises to a height of 306 metres along a north-south ridge about three kilometres from the coastline. Salt Creek Hill, west of Starfish Hill on another north-south ridge, has a height of 220 metres and is about one kilometre from the coast. West of Salt Creek Hill, steep cliffs rise 100 metres above the sea.

There are 23 wind turbines with 15 located on Salt Creek Hill and 8 on Starfish Hill. Each of the turbines has 3 blades with a tower height of 68 metres and overall height of 100 metres from the ground to the blade tip.

The wind farm provides enough energy to meet the needs of about 18,000 households (ie. 2% of the State's residential customers) and adds 1% to the available generation capacity in South Australia.

Talisker Mine Ruins

Talisker Mine was once the largest silver and lead mines in South Australia. The Talisker Mining Company began working July 1862. After the arrival of a shipload of Cornish Miners from Glenelg six distinct lodes were located. Within one month ore was dispatched to England for assaying and start made with opening up the mine and building the nearby township of Silverton. At its peak Silverton supported a hotel, post office, chapel, eating house, store, telegraph, resident doctore, school, bank and was serviced by Cobb and Co coaches.

The silver and lead was shipped from nearby Fishery Bay where it was carried to the lighters moored in chest deep water for ferrying to the large ships. 36,000 bags of ore weighing 1,600 tones and 890 tons of ingots were carried in this way.

The period of principal activity for the mine was between 1862 and 1872 and the area was very much considered another Little Cornwall. The mine ruins illustrate typical mid nineteenth century Cornish mining and ore processing techniques and are an important remnant of South Australia's heritage. The mine is located within Talisker Conservation Park and is listed on the Register of State Heritage Items.

Today an interpretive trail through the mine ruins and bushland has been created. The walk takes about an hour. Maps can be purchased from the Yankalilla Bay Visitor Information Centre.

The Coast & Beaches


Blowhole Beach

Blowhole Beach lies at the western boundary of Deep Creek Conservation Park. Access is via a steep four wheel drive descent to a car park on the eastern headland, otherwise there is car parking at Cobblers Hill two kilometres inland. 

The beach lies at the base of a steep valley with a creek draining across the eastern half of the beach, and with headlands and rocks extending 100 metres seaward. The sandy beach is 120 metres long, with a 70 metre wide bar that usually has a permanent rip against the western rocks which can be hazardous, particularly if there is also surf.

Care should be taken in both accessing the remote area and when in the water. An entry fee to Deep Creek Conservation Park is required.

Boat Harbor Beach

Boat Harbor Beach is located in the Deep Creek Conservation Park. The road to the beach is accessed by 4WD only. Park entry fees apply. Due to its remoteness, prevalence of rocks, reefs and permanent rips, this beach is hazardous. The beach can only be accessed by walking down a steep cliff.

Carrickalinga Beach

Carrickalinga beach lies immediately north of the low Haycock Point and runs north for 1.4 kilometres to 50 metre high Carrickalinga Head. A 50 metre wide foreshore reserve, road and three rows of houses back the beach. The road terminates at a car park and a reserve is on the slopes of the head. Carrickalinga creek drains across the southern end of the beach. Between Haycock Point and the car park is a relatively safe sandy beach, while on the point and north of the car park rock reefs front the beach. 

Carrickalinga is a swimming beach and is relatively safe under normal conditions. 

Fishery Beach Cape Jervis Fishery Beach

Popular fishing beach. This beach was home to a whaling station in the 1840's/1850's and some ruins remain. In 1862 it became a shipping port for the export of ore from the nearby Talisker Mine. On clear days Kangaroo Island can be seen. This is also the point where the submarine cable leaves the mainland and feeds power along the seabed to the Dudley Peninsula on Kangaroo Island.

Lady Bay

Lady Bay Beach

Lady Bay Beach is found in-between Normanville Beach and Marina St Vincent. 

The beach offers a rocky reef perfect for crabbing. It is also the location of the HMAS Hobart lookout offering amazing views of the beach and surroundings. 

Further south of the lookout, the beach becomes sandy, making it perfect for swimming and collecting a variety of shells. 

Lady Bay Beach is a beautiful and unique beach setting against the backdrop of dramatic hills. 

Morgan's Beach Cape Jervis Morgan's Beach

Morgan's Beach is a sandy beach, nestled below 50 metre high cliffs. There is a gravel road from Cape Jervis to the bluff that overlooks the beach and Starfish Hill Wind Farm to the north. Explore the rocky reef at the southern end of the beach and enjoy a swim in the clear waters up the beach. Morgan's Beach is easily accessible to the public.

 Morgan's Beach Signs(2406 kb) (Click to download a PDF of the below signs)

Myponga Beach

Myponga Beach occupies a small valley that has been carved by Myponga Creek and is now partially filled with river and marine sediments forming a flat plain occupied by a few houses. An elongate lagoon and wetland flows across the southern end of the beach. Houses and shacks line the rear of the beach; so much so a seawall has been built to protect some of the properties.

Fifty-metre high grassy bluffs border each end of the beach, with rocks and reefs extending seaward. It is moderately steep and fronted by a narrow continuous bar, with waves averaging about 0.5 m. The beach was used as a port and the ruins of the old jetty are still present. Swimming is relatively safe in the sandy central portion of the beach and it is a popular spot for both launching boats and for shore-based fishing off the adjacent rock reefs. Launching boats can be hazardous here, please check beach and marine conditions before attemping to launch boats.

Normanville Beach

Normanville is the largest coastal settlement on the Western Fleurieu Peninsula. The town is located in the centre of the 7.3 kilometre long beach, with Lady Bay and 100 metre high Yankalilla Hill forming the southern boundary and low Haycock Point the northern. 

Normanville and Carrickalinga beaches are relatively safe under normal conditions. Best access and facilities are located at Normanville and Carrickalinga. The best shore fishing is from the Normanville Jetty and Haycock Point. Most fishers head out into the gulf in small boats, which can be launched from the beach at Normanville but please check beach and marine condition before attempting to launch.

Normanville Beach is a patrolled by the Normanville Surf Life Saving Club during the summer. 

Normanville Sand Dunes

For thousands of years the sand dunes and coastal plains of Yankalilla Bay were home to the Kaurna and Ramindjeri people, the indigenous communities of the area. Several significant sites located in and around the dunes include middens. The Normanville sand dunes are estimated to be around 5,000 years old and represent the last major remnants of dunes that existed along the coast of Gulf St Vincent. They extend 2.5 kms either side of Bungala Creek from Carrickalinga to Lady Bay.

The silica or quartz content of the sand is unusually high for South Australian dunes and is particularly suitable for the manufacture of glass. Between 1969 and 1988 the northern section of the dunes were mined by Australian Consolidated Industries (ACI). As a result these dunes are vulnerable to erosion due to the loss of vegetation. The Normanville Dunes are recognised as having National Heritage significance and were listed on the State Heritage Register on 11 April 1996.

Did you know...

  • sand dunes store and stabilise the sand which nourishes the beach and prevents erosion?
  • dunes provide a back-up supply of sand for storm situations
  • dunes provide a unique habitat for native flora and fauna
  • dunes are nature's defence of the land behind, providing shelter from salt spray and wind

The following Council by-laws are designed to protect the dunes and the environment

  • sand boarding on the dunes is prohibited
  • removing fauna and flora from the dunes is prohibited
  • fires cannot be lit in the dunes at any time
  • materials or non-indigenous flora and fauna cannot be dumped in the dunes (including lawn clippings)
  • horseriding is only allowable in designated areas
  • camping is not allowable at any public area except for designated camping sites

Rapid Bay Beach

Nestled between long sandy beaches and towering cliffs, Rapid Bay is 105 kilometres south of Adelaide and reached by a steeply descending road from the main Normanville-Cape Jervis Road.

Rapid Bay is well known for its very long jetty. While the original jetty built in 1940 is closed to the public, a new jetty (opened in early 2009) is now available for use. Take a stroll along the jetty and enjoy fishing and the beautiful views.

At Rapid Bay, you'll also find an important South Australian landmark - a boulder on which Colonel Light carved his initials after he first stepped ashore. It's reported that he said "I have hardly seen a place I like better".

Rapid Bay was named after the brig HMS Rapid in which Colonel Light and his staff came to South Australia, discovering Rapid Bay in 1830 enroute to Glenelg. 

Rapid Bay is usually calm and relatively safe. It's a paradise for divers and snorkelers, with dramatic shipwrecks and stunning marine life, including the famed Leafy Sea dragon.

Second Valley Beach

Second Valley Beach is an unpatrolled beach, divided by a jetty into two smaller beaches.

Follow the open valley that narrows at the coast to a gap, through which flows the small Parananacooka Creek and the road to the beach. The small town and caravan park lies on the landward side of the gap. Once through the gap there is a small car park leading to a jetty with the two small beaches to either side. 

To the west is a north facing curving long boulder beach attached by rock reefs to a small headland. Conditions are usually calm at this part of the beach; however it is dominated by rocks and reef.

The main beach is popular in summer and usually calm. It offers stunning views of the coastline and unique geological formations. This beach is popular for swimming, jetty fishing, snorkelling and scuba diving.

Tunkalilla Beach

Tunkalilla Beach is a straight beach, backed by a low foredune and wave overwash deposits, and continuous grassy slopes. The surf zone averages 60 m in width and is cut by beach rips every 250 m in the west, with several reef controlled rips to the east. This is the only publicly accessible beach, with a car park located on the bluffs above the western end of the beach. It is a hazardous beach due to its moderate to occasionally high waves, strong permanent rips and prevalence of rocks and reef. It is popular with fishers who do not mind the steep walk back to the car park. Overall, it is a scenic but largely inaccessible section of coast, offering several pocket beaches each bounded and backed by steep grassy slope.


For dog restrictions on beaches click here: https://www.yankalilla.sa.gov.au/dogsonbeaches.

Diving and Snorkeling

Whether you are a novice or an experienced diver, you will be impressed by the diversity of diving opportunities in Yankaillla Bay. A variety of shore, jetty and boat dives attract divers from all over the world. Snorkelling is popular at Second Valley, Rapid Bay and Carrickalinga.

For the qualified diver, why not dive the ex HMAS Hobart, scuttled in Yankalilla Bay on 5 November 2002 to form an artificial reef, or search for the elusive Leafy Sea Dragon off Rapid Bay.  

Blowhole Beach

This beach is located within Deep Creek Conservation Park and can only be accessed by 4 Wheel Drive. It is therefore very much an unspoilt dive site.

Divers must be of a high skill level. Crayfish, seals and Leafy and Weedy Sea Dragons can be viewed here.

Carrickalinga Beach and Myponga Beach

Many wonderful shore reefs are found within metres of the beach and provide great snorkelling fun for all the family.

Ex HMAS Hobart Dive Wreck

On 5 November 2002 the ex HMAS Hobart was scuttled in Yankalilla Bay to form an artificial dive reef. The Hobart's final resting place lies 4 nautical miles west north west of Marina St Vincent. Of the 3 naval vessels that have been scuttled in Australia,the Hobart is currently the most intact with 90,000 square metres of the ship open to diver access including access to the engine room, missile launcher, gun turrets and both funnels.

The Hobart was nicknamed the 'Green Ghost' for her reputation has quiet vessel during 3 tours of duty of Vietnam. The Hobart was the most decorated naval vessel of her era and we are proud that her final resting place is in Yankalilla Bay. As a premier dive attraction, her memory and that of the people who serve on her will live on. A land based memorial has been established at Lady Bay where the anchor from the ship lies pointing in the direction of the wreck.

It's Australia's most accessible and exciting wreck, scuttled off Wirrina Cove. For information on what is required to dive the ex HMAS Hobart Click here. 

Rapid Bay

Often described as the best jetty dive in Australia, the 470m long Rapid Bay jetty will not disappoint.
Divers can expect to see a large range of fish and marine life including the Leafy Sea Dragon.
Rapid Bay Head is home to a number of reefs, caves, interesting marine life and sea grasses. Rapid Bay Head can be reached by boat from Rapid Bay, Marina St. Vincent or from Cape Jervis.

Second Valley

Second Valley is a popular dive training site. Small caves are located in the area and make for an interesting dive. Lasseter's Reef is a dome shaped reef 50m in diameter and 300m from the beach.

It is a great spot for marine life including the rare Leafy Sea Dragon

Licensed Operators

NB Scuba - (08) 8323 8275 / 0406 202 738 www.nbscuba.com.au *This operators tours are bookable through our Visitor Centre*

Underwater Sports Diving - (08) 8263 3337 www.underwatersports.com.au 

The Dive Shack - (08) 8371 5822 www.thediveshack.com.au 

Southern Diving Centre - (08) 8382 1322 www.southerndiving.com 

Scuba Divers Federation of SA - http://www.sdfsa.net/


There are many great fishing locations in the Yankalilla district area. Why no launch your boat or fish for snapper, quid, shark and tommies form rocks or the jetty. A number of fishing charters operate from Cape jervis.

Lookout for whiting holes around weeds or if fishing around reefs and rocks try for mulloway, salmon, flathead, shark, bream and rockfish between Carrickaling and Normanville.

Second Valley and Rapid bay are great for fishing off the jetty and rocks for garfish, flathead and squid. Keep an eye out for kingfish, trevally, salmon, squid, tommies and Yellowtail kingfish at the Rapid Bay jetty or offshore from a boat.

Great rock fishing can be found at Wirrina Cove, along with a boat ramp for offshore catches of salmon, rock fish, flathead, shark and whiting.

Click here for a detailed fishing guide

Tour Operators

Art Adventures 


Travel & Tourism


Tour operators


Normanville SA


0417 578 493 (Judith)





Resident Artist Gilbert Dashorst and Judith Sweetman work from the studio in Normanville and also offer tuiton in the form of workshops and art tours in a wide range of media and subject matter.

AM-PM Chauffeurs

Category Travel & Tourism
Subcategories Tour operators
Address Normanville, SA, 5204, Australia
Mobile 0439 919 404 (Lel)
Website http://www.ampmchauffeurs.com.au/
Email whydrive@ampmchauffeurs.com.au












High Country Trails - Horse Riding on Normanville Beach


Travel & Tourism


Tour operators


Lot 203 (Across from the Links Lady Bay turn off)
Williss Drive
(Main South Road)
Normanville, SA, 5204, Australia




0408 795 373



Trading Hours

7 Days 7am-8pm

At High Country trails experience the delight and freedom of trotting through the shallows of beautiful Normanville Beach. The hour long horseback ride takes you through the sand hills to Normanville beach.

Beach Ride

The beach ride is a quite ride along the sand dunes with its native flora and fauna. It then continues onto the Normanville beach where you can enjoy a trot along the waters edge and a paddle in the sea.

Riding Time: Approx. one hour

Price per Person: $ 80.00* Subject to change

Children from 9 years welcome

Information needed for booking:

  • Height
  • Weight
  • Riding Ability

Pony Rides

For Children under the age of 9 years we offer Pony Rides where parents can lead them around the property on a quiet pony.

Price per Child: $ 20.00* per 20 Mins. * subject to change.

Lands End Pro Charters


Travel & Tourism


Tour operators


08 8598 0326


0408 805 543



Fish with the experts, charters tailored to suit.

Our 26ft Skippercraft ‘Katsumi’ departs from Cape Jervis. Stunning scenery and abundant wildlife are par for the course in our back yard. Most of our guests are blown away by the frenetic fishing action which regularly graces them whilst visiting one of South Australia’s premier Fishing Grounds. Private spot (X) locations produce Whiting, Squid, Garfish, Snook, Salmon, Shark and of course, the BIG RED SNAPPER!
Bait, ice & quality Daiwa tackle is supplied or you are welcome to bring your own along. Either way every trip gives you the opportunity to immortalise your fishing ambitions by Slamming into a Sensational Snapper or maybe something even bigger.

NB Scuba

Category Travel & Tourism
Subcategories Tour operators
Address 31, Tatachilla Road
McLaren Vale, SA, 5171, Australia
Work 08 83238275
Mobile 0406202738
NB Scuba is based in Mclaren Vale South Australia, 10 minutes away  from  Port Noarlunga. Conveniently located on the Fleurieu Peninsula where some of the best dive sites are, including the EX-HMAS Hobart shipwreck, Second Valley and Rapid Bay where the famous Leafy sea Dragons can be found.
We are a small business that pride ourselves on providing safe and fun-filled courses at affordable prices. You get trained on a more personal level through to one on one, or small group tuition. We go above and beyond to fulfill our customers needs and offer fantastic value for money. We provide a vast array of PADI courses for most age groups. 



Spirit of the Fleurieu Tours

Category Travel & Tourism
Subcategories Tour operators
Mobile 0498 326 739
Website http://www.sftours.com.au/
Email info@sftours.com.au

Discover the Fleurieu Tour Overview:

Enjoy a full day ultimate tour of the Fleurieu Peninsula. Perfect for 2 to 13 persons who want to experience the best of nature and learn about the rich history of the region. Embrace unspoilt areas that allow you to truly become one with nature. An unbelievable natural experience!

Tour includes:

  • Professional & friendly driver guide
  • Comfortable, safe and reliable vehicle
  • All park entrance fees
  • All meals including morning tea, gourmet picnic lunch and cheese platter
  • Wine tasting
  • Hotel pickup and drop off


  • Approximately 9 hours
  • Departs  8.00am (depending on pick-up location)
  • Returns  5:00pm (depending on drop-off location)
  • Pick-up from Adelaide CBD, McLaren Vale, Goolwa and Victor Harbor
  • Cost per person $165 (GST included) includes lunch and cheese platter

Highlights include:

  • An important South Australian landmark in Rapid Bay
  • A guided walk through Deep Creek Conservation Park
  • The largest remaining block of wildlife habitat on the Fleurieu Peninsula
  • Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch besides some local kangaroos and bird-life before visiting the historic seaside town of Victor Harbor where you will discover some of the local Indigenous heritage, early settlement and whaling history.
  • Enjoy some great photo opportunities of Encounter Bay, the Bluff and Granite Island.
  • Then wind down with a glass of wine and gourmet cheese platter and at local winery.

Places include:

  • Rapid Bay
  • Deep Creek Conservation Park
  • Victor Harbor
  • Myponga
  • Yankalilla

What to bring:

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Jacket in the cooler months

**All locations and suggested places to visit are subject to change. There is a minimum of 2 persons required for all tour departures.


Public Facilities & Services

RV Dump Point Yankalilla

Dump point symbol

RV Dump Point is conveniently located on the corner of Main and Arthur Street, Yankalilla.

Available for use 24 hours, 7 days per week.

Fresh drinking water available as well as waste disposal and recycling facilities.

Note - No dedicated lighting after dark.


Free Wifi Normanville

Normanville Wifi

Free Wifi is now available in the Normanville Main Street.  Coverage commences at Bungala Park and extends up towards Edmund Street.  Simply look for the Fleurieu Coast Wifi connection, accept the terms and conditions and off you go.   Wifi is now also available at the Normanville foreshore/Jetty Caravan Park










Normanville Foreshore Wifi


Free WiFi Yankalilla


Free Wifi is now available in Main Street, Yankalilla around the Yankalillla shopping precinct.   Simply look for the Fleurieu Coast Wifi connection, accept the terms and conditions and off you go. The Yankalilla Visitor Information Centre and Yankalilla Library also offer free wifi.


Yankalilla Laundromat, Car Wash & Dog Wash

Car Wash

A self service Laundromat, Car Wash and Dog Wash is located at 71 Main Street Yankalilla 


Access for All

Explore the beaches and trails of the Fleurieu Coast with our all-terrain and beach wheelchairs.


TrailRider overlooking Backstairs Passage at Deep Creek Conservation ParkThe TrailRider all-terrain wheelchair allows people with limited mobility to explore the diverse trails of the Fleurieu Coast. The one-wheeled chair is a cross between a wheelbarrow and sedan chair. The TrailRider requires a minimum of two reasonably fit people (one at each end of the chair).

The TrailRider can be used on a number of different walking tracks and in a variety of locations, including the stunning Deep Creek Conservation Park. You will need two or four fit helpers, depending on the trails you wish to travel and the strength and level of fitness of your helpers. The chair is motorised, making it easier to explore some steeper and longer trails.

Deep Creek Conservation Park has released a map of suggested trails within the Park. Our friendly Visitor Centre staff can provide information and maps on other trails. 

Chair users are required to bring a bike helmet and undertake a chair induction via short video prior to use. It weighs 25kg, and requires two people to load it safely. It folds down to a size of 172 cm x 82 cm x 61 cm, and will fit in the back of most medium sized SUVs.

The chair is free to hire for up to three days, and bookings are essential to avoid disappointment. To book, phone the Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre on 08 8558 0240 or email cooee@yankalilla.sa.gov.au.

We are extremely grateful for the generous support of Conservation Council SA, from whom the wheelchair is on extended loan.

Sincere thanks also to Parks Victoria for allowing access to their instructional videos. It is a condition of hire that these videos are viewed at the collection point prior to use of the TrailRider. 

Features and transfer information

Use and safety information

Car loading information



Beach WheelchairsOffering everybody the opportunity to enjoy the pleasures of picturesque Normanville beach, there are two beach wheelchairs available for short term loan.

The Sandcruiser and Sandpiper wheelchairs have large balloon-like tyres which make for easy access on soft sand and in shallow water. For further information about the beach wheelchairs, visit www.sandcruiser.com.au

Available in adult and child size, the beach wheelchairs are available free of charge through Normanville Surf Life Saving Club.

While there is no hire cost, Normanville Surf Life Saving Club does incur costs associated with managing hiring arrangements. As a registered charity, hirers may choose to make a suggested donation of $20 to the organisation to assist Normanville SLSC to continue to provide this valuable service.

To book a beach wheelchair, please email info@normanvilleslsc.org.au

The wheelchairs are available to the community and visitors through a collaboration between District Council of Yankalilla and Normanville Surf Life Saving Club.

Retail and Relaxation


Andrew Munn - Seagull Droppings

Address: 109, Main Road, Normanville, SA, 5204
Home: 08 8558 2429 Mobile: 0413670097

Browse-In and Save

Address: 101-103, Main South Road, Yankalilla, SA, 5203
08 83524099

Combined Christian Churches Op Shop

Address: 79, Main Road, Normanville, SA, 5204
Work: 08 85582042

Eagle Gate Studio

Address: Sec 94 Stockyard Hill Road, Delamere, SA, 5204
Other: 08 85983088 Mobile: 0429 645 142

Gallery 88

Address: 88, Main Street, Yankalilla, SA, 5203
Other: 08 85583456 Other: 08 85582826

Maudie & Fox

Address: Edwards Avenue, Normanville, SA, 5204

Mitre 10

Address: Mary Street, Normanville, SA, 5204
08 85583100

Myponga Op Shop The Spare Room

Address: Main South Road, Myponga, SA, 5202
Mobile: 0407710052

Peppertree Gift Store

Address: 76, Main Street, Yankalilla, SA, 5203

Senior Citizens Op Shop

Address: Main Street, Yankalilla, SA, 5203

South Coast Surf

Address: 79, Main Road, Normanville, SA, 5204
Other: 08 85582822 Other: 08 85582822

Yankalilla Book Exchange and Second Hand Goods

Address: 92, Main Road, Yankalilla, SA, 5203
Other: 08 8558 2835

Yankalilla Community Op Shop

Address: Main Road, Yankalilla, SA, 5203

Yankalilla Community Opportunity Shop Inc

Address: Yankalilla, SA, 5203
Home: 08 85582952

Yankalilla Landscaping and Garden

Address: 184, Main South Road, Yankalilla, SA, 5203
Work: 08 85582461

Yankalilla Trading Store

Address: 87, Main Street, Yankalilla, SA, 5203
Other: 08 85583804 Mobile: 0419031047

Yankalilla Yarns & Fine Art

Address: Glebe Avenue, Yankalilla, SA, 5203
Other: 08 85582728


Julie Grundy Massage & Facials

Address: 73, St Andrews Blv, (The Links Lady Bay Resort), Normanville, SA, 5204
Mobile: 0400 481 339

Lady Bay Day Spa

Address: 73, St Andrews Blv, (The Links Lady Bay Resort), Normanville, SA, 5204
Mobile: 0410 743 838 Mobile: 0403 432 371

Massage Therapist - Bruce Whitcher

Address: The Links Lady Bay Hotel, Normanville, SA, 5204
Mobile: 0418482712

Siam Sea Change

Address: 52-54, Main Street, Normanville, SA, 5204
Other: 08 85582615 Mobile: 0411035848
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Contact Us
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