Ardrossan Caravan Park
Tel + 61 8 8837 3262

Historic Stump Jump Plough

Local Attractions & Activities

Ardrossan Jetty
Ardrossan Town Jetty

Stump Jump Plough

Raking for crabs
Raking for blue swimmer crabs

Blue swimmer crab
Great catch - Blue swimmer crab

Ardrossan beach
Exploring Ardrossan Beach


Ardrossan is located approximately 150km from Adelaide on the eastern coast of Yorke Peninsula, centrally located for day trips around the Peninsula.  A popular holiday destination with safe beaches, jetty, good fishing and crabbing.

Tourist Information Ardrossan
Ardrossan Museum and Information Outlet
14-16 Fifth Street
Ardrossan SA 5571
Telephone: (08) 8837 4195
Open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm, Saturday 10am to 12pm and Sunday 2pm to 4pm
Information also available at: Yorke Penninsula and Yorke Peninsula Visitor Information Centre web sites

Tidal information [ from Willy Weather ]

Weather information [ from Weather Zone ]

From jetty or launch your boat from the Ardrossan boat ramp. Fish variety: Tommy Ruffs, Mullet, Garfish, King George Whiting.  Other: blue swimmer crabs (drop net or rake),  squid.

Sport & recreation
Golf course [see Ardrossan Golf Club]
Lawn bowls
Scuba diving (Zanoni Shipwreck, 20km south, approval required, see Tourist Information Office)

Ardrossan National Trust Museum
14-16 Fifth Street
Ardrossan SA 5571
Telephone: (08) 8837 4195
Open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm, Saturday 10am to 12pm and Sunday 2pm to 4pm. Public Holidays 2pm to 4pm.
Tour groups by appointment.

Ardrossan & District Historical Museum
Located in the original Stumpjump Plough factory on Fifth Street.  The museum has a good display on the history of the stumpjump plough and a collection of memorabilia including tractors and farm machinery.
Open Sunday 2:30pm to 4:30pm as well as school and public holidays or by appointment Tel: (08) 8837 3062.  
More history available at

The Stump Jump Plough
The stump jump plough resting in the park on East Terrace, is a tribute to Clarence Smith, who manufactured the ploughs in the 1870's in Ardrossan.

Town Jetty
Built in 1876 the jetty was the hub of a busy grain port.  Produce was once carried along the jetty by horse-drawn trolleys to the ships.  The old wheat trolleys and the tram track remain today.  The jetty is a great vantage point at sunrise to see the amazing display of colour against Ardrossan's red coastal cliffs.

BHP [One Steel] Lookout
Great views across the Gulf St Vincent and also a vantage point for views over the One Steel dolomite mine.

Wheat silos
The wheat silos where built in 1952 and today the towering silos can store in excess of 250,000 tonnes of grain. Ardrossan was the first port in South Australia to have bulk handling wheat facilities.

Pine Point
Located 15 km south of Ardrossan , popular for its long sandy beach which is ideal for walking, swimming and relaxing.


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