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As the legend goes, you have a better chance of running into a bunyip in Koolunga than in any other Aussie town.

While Australia's most fanciful animal features prominently in Aboriginal mythology, reported sightings of bunyips have been few and far between since white settlement.

Several of those sightings were reported at a Koolunga waterhole in 1883. So when in the Koolunga, Red Hill, Yacka region, watch out for a critter variously described as a cross between a dugong and a hippopotamus and as 'about the size of a full-grown calf with dusky grey feathers down its back'. Koolunga locals reckon the Bunyip River Trail offers the best prospects of a glimpse of the beast.

Some visitors, principally anglers, prefer to take their chances with the trout of the Broughton River.

Koolunga, about 160km north of Adelaide, is one of a long chain of towns which not only flank the river, but are largely dependent on a waterway system which is arguably the most significant in South Australia.

Koolunga: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Yacka Golf Club

Situated two hours drive north of Adelaide alongside the River Broughton, Yacka is a picturesque nine-hole course with scrapes, Par 70 with an Australian course rating of 66 and is 5,537 metres long. Yacka is one of the few clubs outside of the metropolitan area that have artificial Supertee blocks installed. The course is immaculately kept although only playable in the months of April through to September.

The clubhouse has recently been extended and the bar facilities prove popular. Men's competition is conducted on Saturdays and Ladies on Wednesday. The club hosts an annual Mens Open Day on the first Sunday in July, along with several novelty days and events throughout the season. Mixed social competitions, followed by barbecue teas are often held. Junior coaching and competition is conducted monthly.

Please enquire direct for green fees.

South Terrace
Yacka, SA, 5470

Located 10.7K from Koolunga

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