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Sandilands: Where To Go / Sightseeing

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 13.9K from Sandilands

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 15.9K from Sandilands

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 16.0K from Sandilands

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 16.8K from Sandilands

Maitland Museum

The Maitland Museum contains relics of a bygone era, showcasing local history, agricultural machinery, German heritage and more. Settled in 1851 by Samuel Rogers at Ynoo Station in 1851, Maitland has long been an important agricultural district. The museum, housed in the former school built in 1877, situated at the corner of Gardiner and Kilkerran Terraces, gives visitors an insight into life in the area as it was in days gone by.

Corner Gardiner Terrace and Kilkerran Terrace
Maitland, SA, 5573

Located 18.0K from Sandilands

Maitland Markets

There is an unexpected magical interior once you step inside the Maitland Markets shed. The wall surrounds are display with replica shop fronts of historic Maitland. It is run by a group of volunteers who provide delicious home-cooked produce and serve morning and afternoon tea. The shops are a treasure trove of crafts, local art and produce. It is a great place to pick-up a gift for someone special.

Closed Public Holidays and reduced hours in January and February 10am to 1pm.

3 Robert Street
Maitland, SA, 5573

Located 18.2K from Sandilands

Sandilands: Events

Ardrossan SA Paranormal Lock In

Spirited SA will be conducting a Paranormal Lockin at the Ardrossan Historical Museum, Soldiers Memorial Hall and The Ardrossan Institute
Saturday 11th March 2017 after the Northern Psychic Fair finishes at The Soldiers Memorial Hall at 4pm.

Possibly could be investigating the Royal House Hotel Motel.

Tickets are $85 per person and can be purchased by emailing Sharon at or calling SSA on 0497 269 894. We have already done a Preliminary Investigation with Ghost Crime Tours with some exciting results.
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Time 8:00pm to 1:00am

Customers must source their own Accommodation on the night as their are 2 Caravan Parks, 2 Hotel Motels and a couple of B&B's.

Yorke Peninsula Coaches travel from Adelaide on Friday's and Return on Sunday's if needed.

Shop's in the Town close before 8:00pm and the Two Hotels Dining Rooms close before 8:00pm

Psychic Fair at the Soldiers Memorial Hall operates from 10:00am to 4:00pm on the 11th March

As this is a Long Weekend make the most of it with Fishing, Crabbing, Swimming, Golf, Sight Seeing, Psychic Fair, SSA Paranormal Lock In and more.

Event Dates
      11th Mar

14-16 Fifth Street
Ardrossan, SA, 5571

Located 15.9K from Sandilands

Maitland Market

Held in the fascinating 'Heart of Maitland' complex, this fabulous little market mimics an old streetscape with numerous little 'shops' to browse for homemade products, art and craft and much more.

Indulge in delicious morning and afternoon teas, wander the murals by local artists and take home a little piece of Yorke Peninsula.

The market is open every Thursday and Friday and may sometimes close early during hot weather.

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Heart of Maitland Complex
Maitland, SA, 5573

Located 18.2K from Sandilands

Maitland Show

Maitland Show will provide lots of fun for the whole family with side shows, street parade, live music, sheep racing and cooking demonstrations. There will be V8 utes, Whip Industries motorcycle stunts, keg roll, lawnmower race and a fireworks display at 8.30pm. Don't miss all the fun of a country show!

Event Dates
      11th Mar

Rogers Terrace
Maitland, SA, 5573

Located 18.2K from Sandilands

Sandilands: Travel Tips

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 15.9K from Sandilands

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