The Glacier Rock is also known as Selwyn's Rock, and is a 500 million year old boulder transported by a glacier from the vicinity of Victor Harbor. A huge glacial ice sheet covered the whole of the south coast 250 million years ago. During this period Glacier Rock was dragged across the Fleurieu Peninsula by the ice helping to groove and scratch rock surfaces between Victor Harbor and Inman Valley. The grooves, scratches and crescent shaped marks on the rock surface of the Inman Valley River bed are significant evidence of the direction of the ice movement.
Glacier Rock was discovered in 1859 by ARC Selwyn a geologist for the South Australian Government. It was the first recorded discovery of glaciations in Australia. It was then rediscovered in 1897 by famous geologist Sir David Edgeworth and Dr Walter Howchin, from Sydney and Adelaide Universities. Doctor Albert Terrones Mexico pronounced Glacier (Selwyn's) Rock as one of the largest glacial exposures in the world.
Glacier Rock attracts geologists from all over the world....
Lilla's Cafe provides a tantalising gourmet menu, which incorporates and highlights local food and wine produce. Each meal is prepared fresh on the premises. Visitors and locals can enjoy a meal, wood oven pizza, coffee and cake. Lilla's Cafe incorporates a seasonal changing menu. Wood oven pizzas are available all year round. Customers can dine inside with old funky pieces of furniture or outside under the large pepper trees. Inside and outside eating areas showcase and feature local art pieces.
After a delightful and satisfying experience, visitors can take in the sights of Yankalilla, Normanville, Carrickalinga, Second Valley and Rapid Bay....
The Heritage Trail consists of a number of historical buildings in Yankalilla, including:
Bungala House - circa 1891
Post Office - circa 1870
Council Chambers - circa 1900
Yankalilla Hotel - circa 1930
Yankalilla Institute - circa 1930
Christ Church - circa 1909
Wissanger School - circa 1890
Normanville Wesleyan Church - circa 1909
John Fowler's Cottage - circa 1860
Normanville Hotel - circa 1920
Other notable buildings include:
The Court House
Mary Mackillop school house
St. Peter's Church
Yankalilla Uniting Church
Robert Norman's house and chapel
See the Yankalilla Bay Visitor Information Centre for more information and Heritage Trail map.
You will feel at home and enjoy the view at Rock View Cafe.
Your hosts Dave, Teresa, Dan and Lacey hope you enjoy your time with us and the beautiful surrounds of the Inman River and tree studded landscape of Glacier Rock.
The Rock View Cafe is located 16 kilometres from Victor Harbor on the Inman Valley Road heading to Yankalilla.
Stop awhile and enjoy a Devonshire Tea, light snack with organic coffee or tea or a beautifully cooked hearty meal with a selection of local fine wines.
Glacier Rock is a remarkable piece of geological history, which is estimated to be over 250 million years old and is one of the world's largest exposed glacial pavements. Also see the estimated 30 tonne granite bolder lodged in the river bank (called an erratic) which was carried by ice from Granite Island (about 20 kilometres away).
Thankfully you do not have to be Indiana Jones to experience the rock close up with steps down to the rock and viewing platform.
Open daily except Thursdays, Rock View Cafe sits right above the rock on the river bank, offering you a magnificent view as you enjoy your meal. ...
Private, self catering cottages. Nature, beauty and comfort combine for a special holiday destination. A peaceful valley, home to hundreds of fragrant roses, shady gums, birds and kangaroos. Close to town, beaches, restaurants, wineries, walks and the HMAS Hobart dive site. Centrally located within a half hour drive of the major wine region and whale watching. En-route to the Kangaroo Island ferry.
Dog Policy: To be sure that you have a happy and trouble free holiday with your dog at our property we wish to bring to your attention our Dog Policy before you confirm your booking. Dogs allowed inside by Managers discretion. Dogs must be on a leash whilst around the house and cottage as we do have a large paddock for exercising him/her. Barking must be controlled at all times. Dogs need to be cleaned up after if close to the house, cottage or general walking areas, spade provided. On the property there is a range of native animals and we ask you to consider their safety whilst your dog is around them....
Enjoy the spectacular views to the coast in this two bedroom fully self contained farm cottage high on the range midway between Victor Harbor and Cape Jervis. Highview Cottage includes full cooking facilities, washing machine, stereo/CD player, television and heating with all linen supplied.
An ideal base to explore the southern Fleurieu Peninsula towns, Deep Creek Conservation Park and beaches....
For our RV travellers an RV dump point can now be located on the corner of Main Street / Arthur Street, Yankalilla.
This is a free service and is available for use 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
Fresh drinking water available as well as waste disposal and recycling facilities
Note: No dedicated lighting after dark....
The Yankalilla Lions Youth Park offers an active and fun day out. The park has a large skate park, perfect for anyone with bikes, skateboards, scooters or roller skates. There is also an 'access for all' designed playground, a BMX trail, mini basketball court and an outdoor gym. The wheelchair friendly park has picnic/barbecue facilities, tables and chairs, and seating along the skate park to watch all the action. The park also has a car park, toilets and a fully fenced play area.
Experience the joys of a garden on a summer evening as Blue Sky Theatre & Open Gardens SA present a fun-filled version of Jane Austenís romantic novel.
Laugh and cry at the Dashwood sistersí quest for romance amid a whirlwind of 18th century gossip.
Starring Kate Van Der Horst, Laura Kiil, Joshua Coldwell, Lee Cook, James Edwards, Miriam Keane, Lindy LeCornu, Steve Marvanek, Nicole Rutty, Georgia Stockham. Director Dave Simms.
Gates open at 5pm; ticket holders are welcome to look around the garden prior to the show.
Seating is provided or bring a rug! You are welcome to bring your own picnic or pre-purchase a picnic box for two.
Buy our ticket/picnic combo for $95 which is good for 2 tickets plus a picnic box containing bread, nibbles, olives and much more for two people.
While the picnic is suitable for vegetarians, due to the nature of the event we cannot cater for other dietary requirements.
Buy a bottle of wine from Howard Vineyard Picnic range:†a Sauvignon Blanc, a Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz blend and a Cabernet Franc Rosť.† Beer and soft drinks are also available for purchase at the bar.
No BYO Beer or Wine....
Festival Fleurieu celebrates the important place of artistic creativity in the life of the community of the Yankalilla Council district - also known as The Western Fleurieu Peninsula.
Through this biennial festival, our community also values and celebrates heritage, landscape and the natural environment. This is our sense of place....
Christ Church Yankalilla was established in 1857 and is one of the earliest Anglican churches in South Australia. Containing many beautiful stained glass windows of historical significance, it provides a quiet ambience for prayer and meditation. It is the only church in the region which is open every day from 10am to 5pm.
Significant works of art by Barbara Robertson and Pro Hart are on display in the church.
The centre of worship for the Christ Church congregation is the 9.30am sung Eucharist (Holy Communion) every Sunday, using the Prayer Book for Australia service.
On August 24, 1994, a parisher saw what appeared to be an image of the Virgin Mary high on the back wall of the church. After two years, the "apparition" was acknowledged, and a wrought iron frame was placed around it. This attracted attention from around the world, bringing many pilgrims to the small town.
Coastview Escape is a luxury holiday house on five acres overlooking St Vincents Gulf at Normanville. Situated next to some of the best wineries that the Fleurieu Peninsula has to offer and only three minutes to golf courses, trendy cafes, village shopping precinct and magnificent beaches to surf or go fishing. Coastview Escape is a fully self contained holiday house accommodating up to 12 people with a 12 person spa attached to an infinity edge swimming pool. Sipping wine while sitting in the spa watching a glorious sunset is simply a stunning experience....
Pear Tree Hollow Bed and Breakfast is for Couples Who Love Nature, and enjoy it in private and modern rustic styling.
Experience a Romantic Escape, an Artist's Retreat or an Executive Refresh in our self contained early settler cottage with cedar windows, rustic solid brick walls and flooring, timber ceilings and comfortable mix of modern rustic styling.
Nestled in a hollow on the ridge overlooking Inman Valley in the Central Southern Fleurieu Peninsula, you have full access to breathtaking panoramic views, native rural gardens and a gum tree forest over three hectares to explore and relax in. (And only 10 minutes drive to nearby restaurants and shops.)
There is a luxury king size bed (or two king singles by request), lots of pillows, and plenty of nooks to curl up with a book or friend.
That's why we believe it's... Inspiring. Restoring. Refreshing....
The Inman Valley Markets are held on the first Saturday of the month, from 9am to 1pm.
The Inman Valley Markets are a community market - stalls include food, crafts and household items, fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs and other farm produce, pot plants, olive oil and preserves. Select from a variety of indoor and outdoor stalls also selling crafts and plants. Find soft toys, jewellery and homemade cakes, biscuits, pies and slices.
Stop and enjoy refreshments including Devonshire teas, sandwiches and soup. Tables are provided inside hall by the Red Cross Ladies of Inman Valley.
Allusion Vineyard cottages are situated only two kilometres from the sleepy township of Yankalilla and only minutes from the pristine beaches of the Southern Fleurieu Peninsula.
The close proximity to the coast ensures hot summer days and warm evenings, mild autumns and fresh, cool green winters.
Two new eco cottages sit amongst majestic gums, with stunning views over the vineyard stretching all the way across the rolling hills of the Yankalilla valley, to the blue waters of Carrickalinga Beach.
Each cottage is fully self contained with open plan modern kitchen and breakfast bar, lounge rooms with comfy sofas, television, DVD and stereo.
Cook your own barbecue on the expansive decking, or soak yourself in the two person spa.
Wander through the vineyard with a glass in hand, or simply wine taste in the ambient cellar door.
Perfect for couples or families who want to soak up the local sights.