Information about the Yankalilla region

For more particular information about the Yankalilla Council Area, please visit the Yankalilla Council website and the Yankalilla Bay Visitor Centre. RS Net acknowledges these sites in producing  the following snapshot of this area

The Yankalilla region has a great mix of sea and country for locals & visitors. Early European and many indigenous historical links abound. Enjoy sunny autumn & winter days and cool summer days. Fishing and marine water sports are popular. Scenic coasts and bushland abound for hiking, play & picnics. Local cafes and restaurants provide great eating. Visit craft shops and historic buildings. See pioneer history, ecological and geological areas. See wineries and vineyards. Sample a big range of fresh, interesting produce. Enjoy a wide range of accommodation. See you very soon!

Yankalilla itself is found just over an hour south of Adelaide and is surrounded by the vine growing areas of the Southern Fleurieu Peninsula. It is home to Our Lady of Yankalilla found in the Anglican parish church.

On the seaward side are the wonderful beaches of Normanville and Second Valley where the Inman River  finally reaches the coast having meandered through the picturesque Inman Valley. Following the coast southwards, one reaches Rapid Bay, named by Colonel Light after this ship where the Sealink ferry to Kangaroo Island docks and the leafy sea dragons have made their home.

Inland are the vines of McLaren Vale and the Willunga area famous for its almond blossoms, and dotted along the way are fabulous bed and breakfast accommodation cottages and hotels.Or for those who really want to get down to the sea, the  Caravan Park is a great place to stay.

Any time of the year is a great time to visit  the Southern Fleurieu Peninsula. There are Leafy Sea Dragon Festivals, the annual Willunga Almond Blossom Festival in July, Cellar Door activities, bushwalking in Deep Creek Conservation Park, or hiking along the Heysen Trail...

Originally occupied by the Kaurna people, the rich landforms of the Southern Fleurieu are attributed to the legend of Tjibrulke, an Aboriginal Dreaming Story.

This gives rise to magnificent landforms of Hallett Cove, site of an ancient glacier as well as numerous springs and valleys.

Yankalilla has a world of craft to offer to those so minded. There is even a Fleurieu Peninsula Art Trail - with 6 of the many galleries found in or near Yankalilla.

Those looking for more active pursuits might try snorkelling along the beached or diving on the scuttled HMS Hobart, sailing from the Wirrina Marina, sampling local produce, and taking in the fantastic coastal scenery or horseback rides along the beaches, or joining a fishing charter.