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Ardrossan

An easy 90 minute drive from Adelaide on the east coast of Yorke Peninsula, Ardrossan sits on top of imposing red cliffs providing excellent views of Gulf St Vincent. Wander down the jetty at sunrise to see the cliffs' amazing display of colour in the morning light. If Blue Swimmer Crabs are your favourite, then this is the place to be; drop a net from the jetty or rake in the shallows and you won't be disappointed. Fishing from the jetty or boat will often return you a catch of Tommy Ruffs, Mullet, Garfish, squid or the prized King George Whiting. A sought after holiday destination, Ardrossan offers you a wonderful place to enjoy spectacular coastline and all of the activities it has to offer. A main agricultural centre for surrounding districts, Ardrossan is a well serviced town offering good shopping and facilities. Drop in to the golf club or Ardrossan Motel Hotel. Ardrossan Museum is located in the former factory of CH Smith, developer of 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. Ardrossan has a temperate climate with regular sea breezes. The maximum temperature is usually a few degrees cooler than Adelaide. The town was proclaimed in 1873 and named by Governor Fergusson after Ardrossan in Ayrshire, Scotland. The jetty was built in 1876 and proclaimed a port in 1878. Early European settlers new the area as 'Clay Gully' or 'Parara'. A busy grain port, produce was carried along the jetty by horse-drawn trolleys to the ships and hand loaded by skilful deckhands to ensure the load was secure in rough seas. Steamers also provided a passenger service to Port Adelaide on Tuesdays and Fridays, which took four hours to make the crossing in good weather. South Australia's first silo was erected at the site in 1952 and today the silos can handle in excess of 250,000 tonnes of grain.

Ardrossan

Ardrossan: Where To Go / Sightseeing

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 0.4K from Ardrossan

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 1.3K from Ardrossan

Ardrossan: Events

Ardrossan Markets


Ardrossan Markets in Town Square being held on Election Day. Various stall plus a sausage sizzle raising funds for Breast Cancer. Come along and grab a bargain.


Event Dates
2018
      17th Mar


First St
Ardrossan, SA, 5571

Located 0.0K from Ardrossan

Ardrossan Busking Competition


We will be holding our inaugural Busking Competition on Easter Saturday 31st March 2018. It will be held in the Town Square in First St in conjunction with the Ardrossan Markets.
Entry fee is $10, registration forms are available from the Ardrossan Visitor Information Outlet. Money prizes for 1st and 2nd place getters.
Registration is due by 15th March please.
20 minute time slots starting at 9.00am til 2.00pm.


Event Dates
2018
      31st Mar


First St
Ardrossan, SA, 5571

Located 0.0K from Ardrossan

Ardrossan Markets


Our market will be held in the TownSquare First St Ardrossan from 9am til approx 2.00pm. Markets are being held in conjunction with our Bi-Annual Art Exhibition. a Busking Competition is also going to be held in the Town Square.
we will have a range of stalls including, but not limited to, home made goodies, plants, food stalls etc.
Come along and be entertained while grabbing a bargain.


Event Dates
2018
      31st Mar


First Street,
Town Square
Ardrossan, SA, 5571

Located 0.0K from Ardrossan

Ardrossan Mega Garage Sale


A mega garage sale where one man's excess becomes another man's gain. An event where everyone can benefit, from local business to local resident.

An event to put Ardrossan on the map as a great place to grab a bargain, a coffee n cake, an awesome meal or a pleasant walk on the jetty.

This year the Mega Garage Sale is being held in conjunction with the Ardrossan Markets, so a double chance to grab a bargain.


Event Dates
2018
      28th Apr


First St
Ardrossan, SA, 5571

Located 0.0K from Ardrossan

Yorke Peninsula Art Exhibition


Yorke Peninsula Art Exhibition is celebrating its 10th year as a major cultural event which is held on the beautiful and iconic Yorke Peninsula in South Australia. This year the exhibition will celebrate a larger variety of art mediums with Ardrossan hosting the Opening night and Fine Art exhibition, Edithburgh hosting a Sculpture exhibition and Yorketown hosting the Photography exhibition.

The exhibition is open to view and purchase art over the Easter long weekend so come for a break, and enjoy the spectacular Yorke Peninsula. The exhibition venues will be open Thursday 29th March to Sunday 1st April, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm daily.


Event Dates
2018
      29th Mar
      30th Mar
      31st Mar
      1st Apr
      2nd Apr


Corner First and Fourth Streets
Ardrossan, SA, 5571

Located 0.0K from Ardrossan

Yorke Peninsula Art Exhibition Opening Night


The Opening Night of the Yorke Peninsula Art Exhibition will be held at the Ardrossan Town Hall on Wednesday 28th March, 7:00 pm until late.

Winners of each award and category will be announced, and guests will have the opportunity to meet the artists and purchase paintings. Official souvenir programs will be available for purchase. Savories and refreshments will also be available.


Event Dates
2018
      28th Mar


9 First Street
Ardrossan, SA, 5571

Located 0.0K from Ardrossan

Carboot Trailer Sale


Bring along your car boot or trailer and turn your unwanted goods into cash. SItes $10. if you would like to donate your goods to the RSL we will sell them for you and the proceeds will go to the RSL.


Event Dates
2018
      31st Mar


West Tce
Ardrossan, SA, 5571

Located 0.3K from Ardrossan

Ardrossan: 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 0.1K from Ardrossan

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