Ardrossan is located approximately 150km from Adelaide on the eastern coast of Yorke Peninsula. It's central location is perfect for day trips around the Peninsula and with it's safe beaches, picturesque jetty and excellent fishing and crabbing, it is a popular holiday destination.

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES

Fishing

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. Tidal Information
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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.

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.