(Kaurna name: Yernaklyilla – place of falling bits)
73 kilometres from Adelaide
One of the larger towns in the Fleurieu Peninsula, Yankalilla has retained its 'old village' atmosphere, with the pretty Bungala River flowing through the township. Take a walk along the tree-lined streets, admiring the rural architecture and cottage gardens.
Yankalilla is the site of one of the world's newest Marian Shrines – the Shrine of Our Lady of Yankalilla, which attracts pilgrims from around the world to see the image of the Madonna and child that has appeared on the rear wall of the Anglican Church. Yankalilla is home to the first country Josephite school, opened by Saint Mary McKillop in 1867, which is now a private residence.
In town you'll find a famous bakery, a well-stocked supermarket, banking facilities, a great pub and a number of art, craft and bric-a-brac stores for the keen bargain hunter. Drop into the Visitor Information Centre for maps and advice on things to do. A must-see while in Yankalilla is the town's historical museum, which is constantly being highly rated by visitors.
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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.