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Like so many Yorke Peninsula towns, Price has a character of its own. Located just seven kilometres south of Port Clinton, it's a small settlement with substantial mangrove forest and birdlife.

There are two creek systems here, Shag Creek and Wills Creek - both of which are very important fish nursery areas. The mangroves and samphire tidal flats are crossed by a 1.5 kilometre causeway and the Price creek system, is popular with fishers. It's the ideal sheltered location for small fishing boats.

If you love Blue Swimmer Crabs, Price is a crabber's delight. January and February are peak times for 'blueys' but they can be caught in most warmer months.

Price to Port Clinton Walking Trail.
Wills and Shag Creeks.
Crabbing and Fishing.

Once a port, the town now exists for Cheetham Salt's operation on its southern edge, where the salt pans dominate the landscape. On the other side, past the friendly Wheatsheaf Hotel, is a walking trail to Port Clinton.

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Zanoni Shipwreck

The Zanoni, located 10 nautical miles off the coast of Ardrossan, is one of the best-preserved sailing shipwrecks in Australia and one of the most complete 19th century shipwrecks in South Australia.

The 338 ton, three masted sailing vessel Zanoni was on a voyage from Port Wakefield to London with a cargo of wheat and bark. While it sank in 1865 in a freak storm, it was not discovered until 1983, when a fisher took two divers to investigate a likely spot. The shipwreck site is located in 18 metres of water, 15 kilometres south east of Ardrossan. This discovery has since lead to the site being surveyed by archaeologists and a number of artefacts being recovered, some of which can be found in the Ardrossan National Trust Museum.

The Zanoni is a popular wreck for divers to explore. A permit is needed from the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources to visit the site. In 1984, a barge was sunk, one nautical mile south of the Zanoni to act as an alternative place to fish.

For more information on the Zanoni visit the Ardrossan Museum - open Sundays and Public Holidays from 2.30pm to 4.30pm.

10 Nautical Miles from Ardrossan
Ardrossan, SA, 5571

Located 16.5K from Price

Ardrossan Golf Club

The Ardrossan Golf Club is an 18 hole course with a par 69 and has an Australian course rating of 64. The length of the course is 4,925 metres and offers golfers the chance to test their skills while taking in the scenery. Barbecue facilities can be arranged upon request. For fee information and other details, please contact the club.

Dinham Drive
Ardrossan, SA, 5571

Located 16.6K from Price

Ardrossan Historical Museum

When Ardrossan folk talk of the sea they look to the land. And amidst the agricultural machinery in the Ardrossan Historical Museum you will see why.

Ardrossan Historical Museum is located in the powerhouse of the former factory of Clarence H. Smith who patented, developed and manufactured the Stump Jump Plough. This plough has legendary status in South Australia's history and is at the heart of the Ardrossan Museum's displays. The factory which started in 1880 and closed in 1934 went on to make many other types of farm machinery.

A small room contains relics from the sailing ship Zanoni, which sank off Ardrossan on her maiden voyage in 1867, now declared an historic site.

A display on the 'Mosquito Fleet', the many ketches serving Ardrossan right up to the 1950s, shows the dependence of the area on the sea trade for shipping out grain, dolomite and salt. The original Harbour Masters Office from the jetty has now been renovated and set up as an old time store.

Many other photographs, books and artefacts also portray the history of Ardrossan, a very busy seaside town.

So when Ardrossan folk talk of the land they look to the sea.

16 Fifth Street
Ardrossan, SA, 5571

Located 16.9K from Price

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 19.0K from Price

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Ardrossan Christmas Street Party

This is our annual street party and pageant. Pageant is at 5.30pm and afterwards enjoy the lovely food provided by local sporting and community bodies. Face painting for the kids also Mechanical Animals for the smaller children along with Jumping Castle, and Sticky Wall for everyone and for the big kids among us, a Mechanical Bull Ride.

Come and join us for an evening of fun and Christmas Spirit!

Event Dates
      22nd Dec

First Street
Ardrossan, SA, 5571

Located 16.8K from Price

Yorke Peninsula Art Exhibition

Yorke Peninsula Art Exhibition is held at the picturesque coastal town of Ardrossan, in their historic town hall, every second Easter (during 'even' years).

Experience beautiful works of art by artists from all over Australia as you wander the gallery. Yorke Peninsula's own talented artists feature, with artists of all ages sharing their talents. All works are for sale, so if you fall in love with a piece, it can be yours!

Talented artists share their passion for their work with you during daily workshops and demonstrations.

So make a day of it, enjoy the spectacular Yorke Peninsula coast, and country hospitality while you're here, we'd love to see you.

Event Dates
      29th Mar
      30th Mar
      31st Mar
      1st Apr

Corner First and Fourth Streets
Ardrossan, SA, 5571

Located 16.8K from Price

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Ardrossan Information Outlet

Ardrossan Information Outlet is open seven days a week from September to April and five days a week from May to August. They have a good variety of information on destinations around the Yorke Peninsula and South Australia. They also have souvenirs and local art, craft and produce for sale. Come in and browse or ask the friendly volunteers and staff for assistance.

The outlet is open: Monday to Friday from 9am to 2pm, Saturday 10am to 2pm, Sunday 10am to 12pm.

9 First Street
Ardrossan, SA, 5571

Located 16.8K from Price

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