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Myponga is at the centre of rich grazing and dairy country, where herds of Friesian cows are often joined at dusk by mobs of grey kangaroos. The town is 58 kilometres south of Adelaide in the Southern Mount Lofty Ranges. Head to Myponga via Carrickalinga and enjoy views of the coast from hilltop lookouts - some of the best in South Australia. There's a good weekend craft and produce market, and a boutique brewery. Many years ago, large gum trees were felled here and prepared for use in the Broken Hill mines. A cheese factory was also established and its produce was noted for its high quality, much of which was exported. In the early 1950s uranium was discovered and mining prospects investigated, however no mines were developed. The name derived from the Aboriginal word maippunga meaning locality of high cliffs. See more of the Fleurieu Peninsula and a coastal playground famed for its laidback lifestyle, beach breaks for surfers of all levels of experience, and top fishing spots. It's a paradise for divers and snorkellers, with dramatic shipwrecks and stunning marine life, including the famed Leafy Seadragon. Enjoy some of the best produce and vineyards in Australia. The Fleurieu Peninsula is home to some prestigious winemaking regions, including McLaren Vale. The history of winemaking in this region goes all the way back to 1842, and it consistently produces some of the best drops you'll ever taste. There's also national parks, golf courses, top quality cuisine and more.

Myponga

Myponga: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Myponga Market


The Myponga Market is located on the edge of the Myponga Reservoir, a beautiful drive south of Adelaide.

Enjoy magnificent views and explore over 100 stalls spread throughout 2000 square meters of the Old Myponga Cheese Factory.

Stalls include selections of bric-a-brac, retro-chic furniture, vintage tools, collectables and a treasure trove of rare vinyl recordings. Other stall highlights include local produce, freshly pressed olive oil and a coin dealer. There is also an old sweet shop, speciality soaps and a delightful cafe.

Children can enjoy Christmas all year round at the Myponga Markets and you can browse the Myponga Artists Gallery. Free WiFi is available so you can brag about the treasures you find.

The Smiling Samoyed Brewery is on site, and open until late if you want to party on.




46 Main South Road
Myponga, SA, 5202

Located 0.3K from Myponga

Myponga Reservoir Lookout


The Myponga Reservoir Lookout provides sweeping views of the reservoir and surrounding pine forest. Construction of the reservoir began in 1957 and it was completed in 1962. The concrete arch dam wall is 49 metres high and 226 long. The reservoir is 35 metres deep and holds 26,800 mega litres. When full the water spread covers 280 hectares.

The reservoir supplies water to the southern metropolitan area and the south coast. Unlike other reservoirs Myponga does not receive any water from the River Murray but instead operates from water collected in the natural catchment. Below the reservoir the Myponga River makes its way through the valleys flowing into Gulf St Vincent at Myponga Beach. The Myponga Reservoir Treatment Plant was built in 1993 and currently serves approximately 50,000 people across an area that extends from McLaren Vale to Victor Harbor.

Dogs permitted on a leash. Contact the Yankalilla Visitor Information Centre for more details.





Section 81 Resevoir Road
Myponga, SA, 5202

Located 2.3K from Myponga

The Hundred Eaves


The Hundred Eaves is an 'Australian bush chapel', built in 1862, nestled between Sellicks Hill and coastline of Sellicks Beach. Surrounded by rural paddocks and an almond orchard, you can't help but become absorbed in the country ambience.

The Hundred Eaves is perfectly set up for a unique wedding experience on the Fleurieu Peninsula. We provide a truly Australian country ambience while still being easily accessible from Adelaide for your guests.

We are equipped to host both your wedding ceremony and reception on site which enables you to enjoy your special day, eliminating having to rush around and change venues therefore making for a very relaxing experience. While you take advantage of our heritage listed 'chapel' and picturesque Sellicks beach for photographs, guests can unwind in our rural environment with a pre-dinner drink, or two!

To truly relax and unwind, make a weekend of your event by encouraging your family and friends to stay down on the Fleurieu Peninsula in one of the many options of accommodation available in this region.

Wedding ceremonies and receptions, commitment ceremonies, christenings and naming ceremonies plus group bookings and functions are available seven days a week.




The Old Church,
Sellicks Beach Road
Sellicks Beach, SA, 5174

Located 7.1K from Myponga

Myponga Beach


Myponga Beach occupies a small valley that has been carved by Myponga Creek and is now partially filled with river and marine sediments forming a flat plain occupied by a few houses and an elongated lagoon and wetland that flows across the southern end of the beach. Houses and shacks line the rear of the beach; so much so a seawall has been built to protect some of the properties. Fifty-metre high grassy bluffs border each end of the beach, with rocks and reefs extending seaward. It is moderately steep and fronted by a narrow continuous bar, with waves averaging about 0.5 metres.

The beach was used as a port and the ruins of the old jetty are still present. Swimming is relatively safe in the sandy central portion of the beach and it is a popular spot for both launching boats and for shore-based fishing off the adjacent rock reefs.




Myponga Beach Road
Myponga Beach, SA, 5202

Located 7.7K from Myponga

Westwood Park Services


Westwood Park are bringing new and exciting experiences to Adelaide. Offering horse and camel rides along Aldinga Beach, as well as forest trail rides in Kuitpo Forest. We cater for all ages, beginner and experienced riders.

For the kids we have the best pony parties in Adelaide. We can come to you or you come to us in Aldinga. Fully catered for parties available. Our full time riding school offers riding lessons and horse care lessons in preparation to horse ownership. We have fun holiday programs for children to come and learn all about horses.

Our horses are safe reliable and educated, one suitable for everyone. Our rides run several times a day, seven days a week. We are committed to giving everyone wonderful experiences on our animals. Come on down and enjoy an experience you will remember forever!

Contact us for all prices.




Lot 8/60 Norman Road
Aldinga Beach, SA, 5173

Located 9.4K from Myponga

Carrickalinga Lookout


The view from the Forktree Road Lookout in Carrickalinga is stunning with a great view of the coast!

The view extends across from Carrickalinga all the way to rapid head and is well worth a quick stop to take a photo and admire the view.

It is a great vantage point to view Carrickalinga Beach which was voted South Australia's top beach by Lonely Planet in 2013.




968 Fork Tree Road
Carrickalinga, SA, 5204

Located 11.7K from Myponga

Adelaide Biplanes


Based at Aldinga Airfield, Adelaide Biplanes is all about delivering some of the most awesome flying experiences it is possible to imagine.

Enjoy the sheer romance of a nostalgic 1930's Waco Biplane flight at 1,000 feet along the stunning Adelaide south coast or experience a vintage 1942 Tiger Moth flight with a delicious sunset as your personal backdrop.

For adventure seekers, try an extreme aerobatic trip aloft that offers a totally unique adrenalin-pumping experience, literally putting all your senses on overload in a new, red and white, all stars and stripes, Super Decathlon.

Adelaide Biplanes have a passion for pretty much everything there is to do with aeroplanes. It is what they look forward to sharing with anyone who has ever had the slightest dream of soaring with the birds.

Entry to the Aldinga Airfield is free. Please contact us for a quote on flights. We look forward to welcoming you soon.




Colville Road
Aldinga, SA, 5173

Located 12.2K from Myponga

Glacier Rock


The Glacier Rock is also known as Selwyn's Rock, and is a 500 million year old boulder transported by a glacier from the vicinity of Victor Harbor. A huge glacial ice sheet covered the whole of the south coast 250 million years ago. During this period Glacier Rock was dragged across the Fleurieu Peninsula by the ice helping to groove and scratch rock surfaces between Victor Harbor and Inman Valley. The grooves, scratches and crescent shaped marks on the rock surface of the Inman Valley River bed are significant evidence of the direction of the ice movement.

Glacier Rock was discovered in 1859 by ARC Selwyn a geologist for the South Australian Government. It was the first recorded discovery of glaciations in Australia. It was then rediscovered in 1897 by famous geologist Sir David Edgeworth and Dr Walter Howchin, from Sydney and Adelaide Universities. Doctor Albert Terrones Mexico pronounced Glacier (Selwyn's) Rock as one of the largest glacial exposures in the world.

Glacier Rock attracts geologists from all over the world.




Rockview Cafe,
1 Mount Alma Road
Inman Valley, SA, 5211

Located 12.4K from Myponga

Myponga: Events

Myponga Markets


The Myponga Market is located on the edge of the Myponga Reservoir. Explore over 100 stalls spread throughout 2000 square metres of the Old Myponga Cheese Factory (all undercover).

Stalls include selections of bric-a-brac, retro-chic furniture, antique tools, collectables and a treasure trove of rare vinyl recordings. Other stall highlights include local produce, freshly pressed olive oil and a coin dealer.

There is also an old sweet shop and speciality soaps. Children can explore the fairy corner. There is a cash machine and a cafe with free Wi-Fi to help you share your finds with your online friends.

Smiling Samoyed Brewery is located directly behind the market providing something for everyone to enjoy.

The Myponga Markets are open Saturday, Sunday and public holidays (except Christmas Day and Good Friday) 10am to 4pm.


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46 Main Road
Myponga, SA, 5202

Located 0.3K from Myponga

Inman Valley Markets


The Inman Valley Markets are held on the first Saturday of the month, from 9am to 1pm.

The Inman Valley Markets are a community market - stalls include food, crafts and household items, fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs and other farm produce, pot plants, olive oil and preserves. Select from a variety of indoor and outdoor stalls also selling crafts and plants. Find soft toys, jewellery and homemade cakes, biscuits, pies and slices.

Stop and enjoy refreshments including Devonshire teas, sandwiches and soup. Tables are provided inside hall by the Red Cross Ladies of Inman Valley.




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1713 Inman Valley Road,
1713 Inman Valley Road
Inman Valley, SA, 5211

Located 11.2K from Myponga

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