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Inman Valley

Located 86 kilometres south of Adelaide, Inman Valley is part of the wonderful journey that leads to the seaside town of Yankalilla. The Inman Valley Road is lined with majestic gum trees and sits between the river environment of the Coorong and bushland of the south-western Fleurieu Peninsula. Bushwalkers love this region, while amateur and professional geologists head for Selwyn's Glacier Rock, one of the world's largest glacial relics dating back to when the region was covered with ice. You can also enjoy a local golf course. Inman Valley was settled before 1842. In 1839 it was described officially as 'a lovely valley, ranging from two to six miles in width, well watered and rich in soil for agriculture and herbage for pasture'. 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.

Inman Valley

Inman Valley: Where To Go / Sightseeing

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.




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

Located 5.2K from Inman Valley

Yankalilla Golf Course


Yankalilla golf club is a very friendly well-maintained community golf course with affordable green
fees.

It is a full size 18 hole scrape course open during winter months April to October . It is open to the public all year round exceptions are pennant days and special events. Ladies competition day is Tuesday and men's on Saturday commencing at 12 noon.

In summer there is a 9 hole twilight competition held on Friday nights followed by a BBQ .

The course is centrally located behind the Yankalilla Sporting Club in Yankalilla Memorial Park. An honesty box is located on side of clubhouse for payment of fees.

There is no equipment hire available.




Memorial Park Yankalilla
Yankalilla, SA, 5203

Located 10.6K from Inman Valley

Ingalalla Waterfalls


Ingalalla Waterfalls are located in the Second Valley Forest 10 kilometres south of Normanville on the Hay Flat Road.

The Waterfalls are located within 500 metres of the car park. Open all year round, it is the perfect place for a picnic with many shaded areas.

At certain times of the year you will see flowering lilies in the creek and in autumn the leaves of the deciduous trees provide a colourful backdrop to the trees in the pine forest.




Hay Flat Road
Second Valley, SA, 5204

Located 10.6K from Inman Valley

Yankalilla Memorial Park


The Yankalilla Memorial Park is home to the Yankalilla Golf Course, and a variety of Yankalilla sporting clubs including the Bowls Club, Netball Club, Football Club, Hockey Club, and Tennis Club.

The complex is located behind the Yankalilla Bakery and entry is located at the side of the bakery.

The park also offers barbecue and picnic facilities, public toilets, a playground, and a large oval and a public golf course with an honesty box.

The Yankalilla Memorial Park is the ideal place to stop for a picnic en route to Cape Jervis and the Sealink Kangaroo Island ferry.




Main South Road
Yankalilla, SA, 5203

Located 10.7K from Inman Valley

Christ Church Yankalilla


Christ Church Yankalilla was established in 1857 and is one of the earliest Anglican churches in South Australia. Containing many beautiful stained glass windows of historical significance, it provides a quiet ambience for prayer and meditation. It is the only church in the region which is open every day from 10am to 5pm.

Significant works of art by Barbara Robertson and Pro Hart are on display in the church.

The centre of worship for the Christ Church congregation is the 9.30am sung Eucharist (Holy Communion) every Sunday, using the Prayer Book for Australia service.

On August 24, 1994, a parisher saw what appeared to be an image of the Virgin Mary high on the back wall of the church. After two years, the "apparition" was acknowledged, and a wrought iron frame was placed around it. This attracted attention from around the world, bringing many pilgrims to the small town.





130 Main South Road
Yankalilla, SA, 5203

Located 11.1K from Inman Valley

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 11.5K from Inman Valley

Yankalilla District Heritage Trail


The Heritage Trail consists of a number of historical buildings in Yankalilla, including:

Bungala House - circa 1891
Post Office - circa 1870
Council Chambers - circa 1900
Yankalilla Hotel - circa 1930
Yankalilla Institute - circa 1930
Christ Church - circa 1909
Wissanger School - circa 1890
Normanville Wesleyan Church - circa 1909
John Fowler's Cottage - circa 1860
Normanville Hotel - circa 1920

Other notable buildings include:
Fergusson's Mill
The Court House
Mary Mackillop school house
St. Peter's Church
Yankalilla Uniting Church
Agricultural Hall
The Olives
Robert Norman's house and chapel

See the Yankalilla Bay Visitor Information Centre for more information and Heritage Trail map.




163 Main South Road
Yankalilla, SA, 5203

Located 11.6K from Inman Valley

Yankalilla Historical Museum


The Yankalilla Historical museum is a must visit attraction in the Fleurieu Coast and we are constantly told by visitors it is the best rural museum in South Australia.

Exhibitions include a real church relocated from Inman Valley, early settlers cottage, blacksmiths shop, nursery, shop, multiple sheds of farm machinery and much more. We have displays on the farming, mining, and maritime histories of the area as well as a range of memorabilia and photographs depicting early life in the district.

The museum is suitable for all ages and we have workbooks to keep the kids engaged.

Entry is a self guided tour, for group bookings a tour guide can be arrange upon request.




163 Main South Road
Yankalilla, SA, 5203

Located 11.6K from Inman Valley

Inman Valley: Events

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
Inman Valley, SA, 5211

Located 0.6K from Inman Valley

Inman Valley: Travel Tips

Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre


The Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre, located on the Fleurieu Way at Yankalilla, is a nationally accredited Visitor Information Centre so you can be assured of quality service at all times. Open weekdays between 9am and 5pm, Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays from 10am to 4pm. Closed Christmas Day.

The Centre operates a booking service for the ferry to Kangaroo Island and houses an array of information on local attractions and events, as well as providing public internet access and selling a range of souvenirs. The Yankalilla District Historic Museum operates seven days a week.

Call in to the Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre and you will find out there are plenty of thing to see and do from bushing walk in Deep Creek Conservation Park, diving the ex HMAS Hobart, fishing and snorkelling at one our pristine beaches or you could check out Ingalalla water falls or indulge at one of the award winning cafes and wineries.




163 Main South Road
Yankalilla, SA, 5203

Located 11.6K from Inman Valley

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