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Port Julia

Port Julia is a peaceful seaside destination located just off the main highway between Black Point and Port Vincent. It was first known as Curramulka Harbour as it was used as a port by the farmers near Curramulka, with the first ketch docking around 1878.

Whilst the port and jetty trade has now ceased, the town continues to be popular with holiday makers. There is a boat ramp, jetty and a swimming beach. The natural bush setting is home to a wide variety of birds and animals, and there are some great walking trails along the coastline.

Port Julia doesn't have any shopping facilities or services located in the town, but just a short drive away are Port Vincent to the south and Pine Point and Ardrossan to the north.

Port Julia is a popular destination for anglers and for crabbing when in season (best months for crabbing are those with an 'R' in them).

The 1913 Port Julia jetty and goods shed still stand, and are both heritage listed.

Accommodation options in Port Julia include self-contained holiday houses or the community oval offers overnight camping.

Port Julia

Port Julia: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Port Vincent Walking Trail

Port Vincent Walking Trails include:

A one and a half kilometre trail leaves Marine Parade for shoreline walk to 126 steps with handrail leading to Golf Course Road. Return via Golf Course Road for cliff top lookout, then via beach or back to town along roadway.

A second trail about one and a half kilometres departs Marine Parade for walk in picturesque water reserve with outlets to Buttfield Avenue and Golf Course Road or return to starting point. A timber bridge and boardwalk cross the dry creek bed.

The third trail about one and half kilometres departs The Esplanade with steps to 800 metre long cliff top trail, with steps at southern end leading to the beach. Return along the beach or back along the trail. Enjoy scenic views with possible sightings of dolphins.

Trails include route maps with times and distances.

There are seats along some trails.

Marine Parade North
Port Vincent, SA, 5581

Located 11.9K from Port Julia

Port Vincent Putt Putt

Port Vincent Putt Putt is a nine hole mini putt putt golf course located right on the beach front at Port Vincent Caravan Park and Seaside Cabins. Available for use by all visitors and residents of Port Vincent and balls and putters are supplied by calling into the office at the park. Great fun for young and old.

17 Minlacowie Road
Port Vincent, SA, 5581

Located 13.3K from Port Julia

Ardrossan Lookout

The Ardrossan Lookout provides excellent views of the surrounding area.

Since BHP first began quarrying dolomite for the steel making trade in the early 1950s, the mound surrounding the mine has grown to provide a magnificent view over both the grain silo complex and surrounding coastline and the workings of the quarry itself.

Accessible by car and caravan just south of Ardrossan on the coast road, there is plenty of parking space on top for you to stop and enjoy the glorious views and watch what's happening in the mine.

Yorke Highway
Ardrossan, SA, 5571

Located 25.0K from Port Julia

Port Julia: Events

Port Vincent Gala Day

Over 60 stalls, displays, children's events and entertainment are available on the day including fashion stalls, produce stalls, arts and craft stalls, jewellery stalls and food stalls.

The will be displays by Maitland Vintage Car Club, Country Fire Service, Port Vincent/Stansbury Wooden Boat Regatta, Fishcare and the South Australian Ambulance Service.

Children's activities include sand castle competition, plaster fun house, children's animal zoo and sideshow rides.

Event Dates
      1st Jan

Marine Parade
Port Vincent, SA, 5581

Located 12.7K from Port Julia

Curramulka Light Up

Curramulka Light Up is an annual even, now in its 17th year! A fun, family night out for the whole family!

There will be a Christmas Street Parade, photos with Santa in the Curry Cave, live music, food, drinks and bar facilities, glow products, twilight markets, face painting and much more.

The Curramulka town Christmas light display commences at 8.45pm and runs right through until the New Year.

Event Dates
      2nd Dec

Main Street
Curramulka, SA, 5580

Located 15.6K from Port Julia

Curramulka Farmers Market

Visit the little town of Curramulka as it rises and shines for their fabulous community market; generally held on the first Sunday of each month.

This great little market showcases Curramulka's local produce and share its community spirit.

While you are there you can stock up on some delicious goodies, browse the stalls and wander over to the Curramulka Hotel for coffee.

You will find the Curramulka Farmers Market a great market with loads of character.

Event Dates
      3rd Dec

Community Courts,
Main Street
Curramulka, SA, 5580

Located 15.8K from Port Julia

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