YANKALILLA'S MOST INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOTS
ON THE FLEURIEU
Posted: June 2019
We’re well and truly into the winter season, which means it’s time to GRAB YOUR CAMERA AND HEAD DOWN THE COAST TO SNAP SOME MOODY SKIES, CRASHING WAVES, AND RAINBOWS.
The Yankalilla district is particularly packed with awe-inspiring views; so, whether you’re a budding photographer, or you just want to make your friends jealous of your Insta feed, we’ve compiled a list of the five most breathtaking views and scenic spots.
What are you waiting for? Rug up warm, pack up the car, and hit the road this weekend. Game of Thrones is over now, so you need to find something even more epic to look at! 😉
1. RAPID BAY
These are the kind of views you can expect as you head towards Rapid Bay. Take a stroll along the jetty for some 'gram-worthy' views or throw on your wetsuit and explore the active marine life between the two jetties – you just might see a resident Leafy Sea Dragon! And while water activities are popular all year 'round, we've got a soft spot for those vivid green, rolling hills in winter – and they sure do pop on camera!
Read more about Rapid Bay.
Rapid Bay. Image credit: @__serio__ (IG)
2. MYPONGA RESERVOIR
Did you know the Myponga Reservoir is now open to the public? It opened up in April 2019 and is the perfect place to get back to nature and photograph wildlife and stunning scenery. Nestled on the west coast of the picturesque Fleurieu Peninsula, Myponga Reservoir is a three-kilometre stretch of idyllic fresh-water surrounded by scenic pine forests with bushland tracks, lookouts and viewing platforms. Go high and get some amazing shots that showcase the striking contrast of the blue water and green surrounds or sweeping views of the dam wall.
Read more about Myponga Reservoir.
Myponga Reservoir. Image credit: @michaelwaterhousephotography (IG)
3. LADY BAY
Five kilometres south of the seaside town of Normanville is beautiful Lady Bay. Not officially named a town, it is the colloquial title given to a settlement of shacks built half a century ago. A long stretch of Norfolk pine trees separates the coast from land providing amazing photo opportunities. To experience this spot from a different perspective, follow the road as it leaves the coast and winds through a steep gorge. Here you’ll find a lookout with spectacular views over the ocean and a memorial to the ex-HMAS Hobart that was scuttled offshore as a diving reef. Lady Bay is also home to the Links Lady Bay golf course and resort where you’ll often share the green with the local kangaroos. Or talk to the good folk at High Country Trails about horse riding on the beach – wild and free!
Read more about Lady Bay.
Lady Bay. Image credit: @hombsch15 (IG)
4. SECOND VALLEY
Steep coastal cliffs, fascinating geological formations, a historic township, and a small sandy beach help to make Second Valley unforgettable. Dine in style at Leonards Mill to sample the local fare or take a sunset picnic, wrap up warm, then sit back and enjoy the view as the sky turns a beautiful shade of pink. But you got carried away with a brilliant sunset and forgot to post on social? Don’t worry, Second Valley is as beautiful at sunrise as sunset – set your alarm and you’re good to go.
Find out more about Second Valley.
Second Valley. Image credit: @jakeforrester (IG)
5. DEEP CREEK CONSERVATION PARK
Deep Creek Conservation Park is an explorer's paradise in the cooler months. Soak up the fresh air and serenity with long (or short) walks along one of our many trails. The 'gram' will love you as the options are endless, check out the views of Blowhole Beach, Tapanappa Lookout or the adjacent Talisker Conservation Park. Pack a thermos with coffee and some delicious snacks and go exploring for the day. Breathe in the coastal views, stroll the Heysen Trail, then stay overnight at one of the Fleurieu Peninsula’s gorgeous bed and breakfasts. Or let someone else do it all for you - Southern Ocean Walks will walk, feed and give you a great bed for the night. What better way to finish the day than cosying up in front of the fire with a glass of premium local wine ...after you've got the goods for the gram, that is!
Find out more about the Deep Creek Conservation Park.
Deep Creek Conservation Park. Image credit: @row_an_james (IG)
START PLANNING YOUR TRIP
WIN A WINTER ESCAPE
Contacts for information & bookings
Five Visitor Information Centres are spread across the Fleurieu Peninsula. Each has a dedicated team of locals and resources to support you during your stay.
They can provide you with assistance in booking your trip, planning details for your visit, or give advice on what is happening in the region during your stay.