Just some of the things to do during your stay with Panorama at Carrickalinga.
Carrickalinga is part of the Yankalilla Bay on the south western tip of the Fleurieu Peninsula.
The area is mostly known for its breathtaking coastal scapes, beautiful countryside, and geological landscapes, along with unspoilt beaches.
There are many walks in the area, from coastal cliff-top to view the ancient glacial rock formations, to nature walks.
Deep Creek Conservation Park. The park features an extensive network of walking trails, giving visitors the opportunity to discover the natural environment and stunning scenery. It’s a great opportunity to view the natural vegetation and animal life of the Fleurieu.
Talisker Conservation Park is the site of an 1860’s Silver Lead Mine. Today many ruins remain, and visitors can follow the interpretive signs and lean how the mine operated.
Fishing is a popular way to spend your day; you can charter or hire a boat, or just fish from the beach. Bait and tackle are easily available in the area.
Maybe you would prefer to just watch the water life; Dolphin Dive can provide everything you need to enjoy this natural experience.
If you are into diving, the district has several adventures for you, including Blowhole Beach at Cape Jervis, and HMAS Hobart that was scuttled in 2002 off Rapid Bay. The area also boasts easier sites at Second Valley where you might be lucky enough to see the rare Leafy Sea Dragon.
Or if snorkelling is more your thing, both Carrickalinga and Myponga Beach offer shore reefs within metres of the beach and provide great fun for all the family.
How about a round of golf at South Australia’s number one country golf course overlooking the magnificent Yankalilla Bay. Links Lady Bay is a championship course with driving range and practice green.
The area also plays host to a collection of craft, antiques, bric-a-brac and galleries.
While you’re out and about, enjoy a meal at any of the quality restaurants or cafés the area has to offer.
Places of Interest. At The Shrine of Our Lady of Yankalilla, on August 24 1994, a group of parishioners inside Yankalilla’s 140 year old Anglican Church noticed an image (or apparition) of what seemed to be the Blessed Virgin Mary high on the wall behind the altar. The church is open daily.
If you are looking for a picnic spot you will be spoilt for choice. Yankalilla Bay boasts three waterfalls, one within Deep Creek, with the other two easily accessible from the house.
Southern Fleurieu Peninsula Wine Region boasts the reputation as being
one of the last untapped, top-class wine growing areas in South Australia.
Visiting the cellar door outlets is a great way to spend the day and meet some local characters passionate about their wines.
If you would like further information about any of the above contact the Yankalilla Bay Visitor Centre, 106 Main Rd, Yankalilla T:08 8558 2999.