Things To Do
IN THE HOUSE
You have a range of relax and chill out activities right inside the cottage. There is a colour TV, video and a selection of both video and audio tapes, radio, comprehensive book library, magazines, card and board games.
JUST OUT THE DOOR
There is also a picnicking box/blanket, portable chairs, fishing rods & tackle box, and outdoor furniture/umbrella.
The reef and reef environs attract a large number of sea birds such as cormorants, turns, pacific gulls, swans, pelicans, dotterels and plovers. Honeyeaters can be seen in the sand hills behind the beach.
The area boasts a choice of some fine Golf ranges. There is the Links Golf course at Lady Bay.
YANKALILLA & BAY
Historic Yankalilla has been the hub of the surrounding rich agricultural area for at least 140 years, with the Yankalilla Hotel trading since 1845, The local country show is held here very year in October.
The recent scuttling of the Green Ghost, the warship 'HMAS HOBART' in August 2002 will provide the ideal underwater environment in which to encounter the "Dragon". The leafy sea dragon is only known to exist within the gulfs and southern coastline of Australia, making this a 'must-see' destination for underwater enthusiasts.
Once a thriving port with the SSS Karatta making twice weekly journeys transporting flour from nearby Leonard's Mill, Second Valley is one of the most picturesque parts of the coastline in the region. Rugged cliffs, unusual rock formations, the fascinating ‘Lucky Stones along the causeway by the popular fishing jetty boat ramp, make this a spot not to be missed.
Colonel Light landed here after sailing from England in search of a capital city Site for the new colony. Silver, lead and copper were mined in the cliffs. The 487 meter jetty resulted from extensions by BHP who also built many of the original homes that are still standing.
This long valley was once the vital overland route between Encounter Bay and Yankalilla. The Eastern end features Glacier Rock, one of worlds largest glacial exposures, said to have been made over 500 million years ago.
The township features a number or 100 year old buildings from early settlement in the area. The nearby reservoir makes a worthwhile detour, as does Myponga Beach where the piles of the old jetty are still visible. Said to be the only beach in SA facing North.
The very tip of the Fleurieu Peninsula where whaling, sealing, fishing, mining, smelting were all major industries. Only 17 kms away across Backstairs Passage is Kangaroo Island, serviced by a daily car & passenger ferry from Cape Jervis.
Near the junction of Range Road & South Road, on the hill above the Cape, these workings produced silver and lead from 1862 on an economical scale. Relics open for inspection with a well marked walking trail.
Location of smelters for Talisker Mines. Excellent for rock collecting.
Known as the Gold Coast of Adelaide, this magnificent seaside location boasts the holiday ‘shacks’ of many prominent ‘Adelaideans’ and an excellent beach.
DEEP CREEK CONSERVATION PARK
The start of the Heysen Trail. Many walking trails take you through natural scrubland, teeming with wildlife such as kangaroos and emus to interesting locations including secluded beaches and a waterfall.
Long established thriving holiday centre featuring magnificent views over the protected bay to Granite Island. Many art/craft galleries, restaurants, supermarkets, Urimbirra Wildlife Park is located just on the outskirts of town.
Captivating and historical coastal settlement. Excellent pottery. A commanding stone obelisk marks the entrance to Horseshoe Bay. St Judes church with Bavarian stained glass windows and original bluestone walls is worth visiting.
Active wharf area from which day and extended cruises depart. One of the oldest and most historic towns in S.A., dating back to the encounter between Baudin & Flinders in 1802. A bridge has recently been completed to Hindmarsh Island from Goolwa.