Myponga and Myponga Beach
(Kaurna name: Maitpungga - high cliffs)
65–72 kilometres from Adelaide
Myponga is at the centre of rich grazing and dairy country, where herds of Friesian cows are often joined at dusk by mobs of Grey kangaroos. Much of the region's water comes from the nearby reservoir, on which the thriving local floriculture and specialist nurseries depend.
Head to Myponga via Carrickalinga and enjoy views of the coast from the hilltop lookouts – some of the best in South Australia. The drive across the Myponga Reservoir's retaining wall and through the catchment is awe inspiring when the spillway is open. There is a lookout with car parking and a picnic area with spledid views. The journey across the crest of the range provides a sweeping panorama of the landscape back to the Adelaide metro coastline. In the township there's a good weekend craft and produce market, general stores and a boutique brewery.
Close by you'll find Myponga Beach, a small seaside cove surrounded by holiday houses and coastal hills, offering spectacular coastal views. The beach offers excellent swimming and diving, as well as rock and surf fishing.