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Minlaton

Located 197 kilometres west of Adelaide and 88 metres above sea level, Minlaton is the main service centre for the surrounding rural districts. Offering a variety of facilities for travellers venturing to the 'bottom end' of Yorke Peninsula, Minlaton is a picturesque township with wide welcoming streets. The town was originally named Gum Flat because it is the only area of the Southern Yorke Peninsula where red gums grow naturally. The name was changed to Minlaton, which is derived from the local Aboriginal word 'minlacowie' which means 'sweet water'. The area was settled in the 1870s by farmers who found the conditions ideal for growing wheat and barley and the grazing of sheep. Today this small township promotes itself as 'The Barley Capital of the World' and offers many facilities for locals and tourists alike.

Minlaton

Minlaton: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Harvest Corner Craft and Gallery


Harvest Corner Craft and Gallery is renowned for its locally created quality art, craft and produce.

Located in the heart of Minlaton on beautiful Yorke Peninsula, Harvest Corner is co-located with the Yorke Peninsula Visitor Information Centre.

Wander through the gallery that showcases and sells the works of local talented artists including Allyson and Marie Parsons. Take home delicious local produce, from homemade biscuits, jams, sauces and pickles to olive oil, honey and sea salt. Browse through the rooms of quality craft and stock up on local produce.

Relax in the tea rooms with scrumptious home baked cake or biscuits and a cuppa. The centre is run by friendly local volunteer.

Open seven days a week - we hope to see you soon!





29 Main Street
Minlaton, SA, 5575

Located 0.0K from Minlaton

Walk the Yorke Leisure Trail


Walk the Yorke Leisure Trail follows Yorke Peninsula's spectacular coastline for a 500 kilometre walk or ride, meandering through samphire flats and mangroves, wandering through native vegetation, a haven for bird lovers, spotting dolphins playing in the water... what better way to experience Yorke Peninsula's pristine environment! The trail includes views from rugged cliffs, strolls along pristine beaches and through secluded coves, windswept sand dunes, and historic lighthouses. It even provides a peek into some of Australia's most productive farming land.

Infrastructure includes trail markers, bollards, and bench seats. Shelters have rainwater tanks attached, and picnic settings are placed in picturesque spots. Interpretive signs have been installed at various locations along the trail, telling the stories of the local area. A number of Progress Associations and school students have been involved in the design of these signs. The Nharangga people have also provided some of their Dreamtime stories, sharing a fascinating insight into their ancient culture.

Walk all or, or any part of it, there's a section for everyone. You'll find maps and further information at the website.




29 Main Street
Minlaton, SA, 5575

Located 0.0K from Minlaton

Minlaton Walking Trail


Minlaton Walking Trail starts at Yorke Peninsula Visitor Information Centre and heads north along the Main Street to the H J Cook Fauna Park, which contains emus, wallabies and kangaroos. From there the trail meanders past the basketball courts, through bush and along the edge of the golf course. Along the walk there are interpretive signs regarding the river red gums - Minlaton is the only area on the southern Yorke Peninsula where these trees grow naturally. There are also signs about the early settlement of the area, which was known as Gum Flat. There are two options to finish the walk - follow the trail through the She-oak Grove and continue back to the visitor centre. The alternative finish takes you through to the Bird Hide and then along the Main Street past the Minlaton Town Hall finishing at the visitor centre.




29 Main Street
Minlaton, SA, 5575

Located 0.1K from Minlaton

Minlaton Chocolaterie


At Minlaton Chocolaterie we use only quality ingredients in the making of our chocolates. Made in the tradition of the finest European chocolates, our unique blends are rich, creamy and full of flavour.

We create a range of white, milk, dark and bitter dark chocolates and local produce to flavour where possible.

Quality and taste are paramount to our business.

We serve seriously delicious coffee and hot chocolate made with molten Belgian chocolate. Our coffee is roasted on site.

We now serve savoury foods and patisserie, all made on site.

Our Food Health rating is 5 star, the highest attainable score.

Our staff are all friendly and happy to assist with your selections

We hope you have the opportunity to taste our wares in the near future.




38 Main Street
Minlaton, SA, 5575

Located 0.1K from Minlaton

Minlaton Museum


The Minlaton Museum is a snapshot of the past with glimpses into how early settlers lived and worked, the challenges they faced and how they overcame them.

You will see many fascinating items on display that seem unimaginable in today's world. You can experience the ingenuity of the past and how these tenacious settlers made the most of what they had to deal with their circumstances.

Don't miss the room and displays dedicated to the decorated World War One pilot, Captain Harry Butler - discover his story and learn how this local boy, fascinated by the flight of his Mum's chooks, grew into a hero.

You will find lots to see as you experience the past!




Main Street
Minlaton, SA, 5575

Located 0.1K from Minlaton

Captain Harry Butler Red Devil Monoplane Memorial


The Captain Harry Butler Red Monoplane Memorial houses in a glass hangar a static display of the Captains famous little monoplane Red Devil and celebrates his life and achievements.

Harry Butler was a local boy who grew up with a fascination for flight, including that of his mother's chooks! Using his own resources he travelled to England to join the air force during the First World War, and in time become a gifted instructor and heroic pilot.

An information booklet is available from Yorke Peninsula Visitor Information Centre at Minlaton for the cost of AUD3.50. While in the area you can visit Minlaton Museum for further information on this fascinating story.

The display is adjacent to a newly upgraded playground, toilets and picnic area and is a great place for you and your family to stop for a break.





North Terrace
Minlaton, SA, 5575

Located 0.4K from Minlaton

Minlaton: Events

Minlaton Strawberry Fete


The Minlaton Strawberry Fete is a fun family event where you can enjoy a sausage sizzle and visit the Strawberry Caf?. There are drinks available, lots of stalls, activities to test your skill and a jumping castle. It's always a fun morning!




36 Main Street
Minlaton, SA, 5575

Located 0.1K from Minlaton

Pepper Tree Market


Make it, bake it, grow it! The fabulous little Pepper Tree Market loves all things local and vintage and often yields some wonderful treasures.

Grab some breakfast, have a browse and take home some treasures.

The market is located behind the Porter Building, adjacent the Town Hall on Main Street and is held on the second Saturday of each month.


Event Dates
2017
      11th Nov
      9th Dec


Main Street
Minlaton, SA, 5575

Located 0.4K from Minlaton

Pepper Tree Market


Make it, bake it, grow it! The fabulous little Pepper Tree Market loves all things local and vintage and often yields some wonderful treasures.

Grab some breakfast, have a browse and take home some treasures.

The market is located behind the Porter Building, adjacent the Town Hall on Main Street and is held on the second Saturday of each month.


Event Dates
2017
      11th Nov
      9th Dec


Main Street
Minlaton, SA, 5575

Located 0.4K from Minlaton

Minlaton: Travel Tips

Yorke Peninsula Visitor Information Centre


Nestled in some of Australia's most productive farm land in a region surrounded by some the world's most beautiful pristine beaches, Yorke Peninsula Visitor Information Centre offers you the opportunity to talk to a local about the best there is to see, do and experience. There's nothing like discovering the secrets that only a local knows to ensure that you have a fabulous time!

Besides helping you make the most of your stay on magnificent Yorke Peninsula, we have free Wi-Fi and computer access, a range of delicious local produce, made especially for us, right here on Yorke Peninsula and some wonderful gift lines to spoil yourself or others.

Come on in to Yorke Peninsula Visitor Information Centre - we'd love to see you.





29 Main Street
Minlaton, SA, 5575

Located 0.1K from Minlaton

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