Coobowie is a great destination to enjoy a relaxed, easy going holiday. A great spot for swimming, fishing and relaxing, as well as peaceful walks along the sandy beach. It is a nice, quiet base from which to explore the added attractions that the Yorke Peninsula has to offer.
Coobowie Visitor Information Outlet – Coobowie Shop
Coobowie Visitor Information Outlet is located at the Coobowie Shop. The ipad is set to Yorke Peninsula and you can use the device to explore the attractions, businesses and places of interest. The ipad can also be used for camping permits and booking a National Parks pass.
Fishing and boating
Popular fishing spots include Hickey’s Point, Wool Bay, Port Giles, Stansbury and Edithburgh. You will find ramps to launch your boat at Hickey’s Point, Stansbury and Edithburgh. The Wool Bay, Stansbury and Edithburgh jetties are popular for fishing and crabbing. Catches often include mullet, yellow fin, whiting, tommies, squid, and blue swimmer crabs. If oysters are more your taste, you will find Pacific Estate Oysters a priority visit on your list. If you’re a keen diver, Edithburgh jetty is a popular spot for spectacular diving experiences.
“Walk the Yorke”
Walk the Yorke provides more than 500 kilometres of a continuous shared walking and cycling leisure trail. With coastal trails & town walks, Walk the Yorke showcases Yorke Peninsula’s spectacular coastline, diverse coastal communities and environments unique to ‘Yorkes’.
Now in both directions out of the caravan park entrance, Walk the Yorke trail proves to be popular. Heading to the left, will take you to Wool Bay via Port Giles and Hickeys Point. Follow the trail to the right takes you to Edithburgh and around to Sultana Point and it’s beautiful beaches, hugging the rugged coastline while taking in the abundant bird life, glimpses of the Gulf St Vincent and the occasional dolphin frolicking.
You will find beautiful sandy beaches in and around Coobowie, including Sultana Point. If the beach is not your ideal location for swimming, try out the tidal pool at Edithburgh.
Edithburgh Tidal Pool
The Edithburgh Tidal Pool is a safe place to swim for all ages. It is a unique sea water pool where the water is replenished every high tide.There is a beautiful mural painted around the pool area.
Breweries and Distilleries
Sunny Hill Distillery
Sunny Hill Distillery is the first craft/micro distillery on Yorke Peninsula. Family owned and run with one goal in mind, to produce great spirits.
8658 Upper Yorke Road, Arthurton
Watsacowie Brewing Co
Watsacowie Brewing Co is a family owned and run craft brewery based in the heart of the Southern Yorke Peninsula, South Australia.Open Thursday to Sunday.
9 Depot Rd, Minlaton
Ph: 8822 7117
Wattle Point Wind Farm
Wattle Point Wind Farm is 3 kms from Edithburgh. There are 55 wind turbines standing 68m tall. There is an information bay and viewing area located on Sheoak Beach Road. You will be amazed at the sheer size of the turbines when standing nearby.
Stansbury Seaside Market
Held between October and April – 9am start. This quiet seaside town springs into life in the early hours of the morning, transforming the Stansbury Foreshore into a vibrant location for local shoppers and tourists looking for something a bit different. Items include local products, arts and crafts.
Ardrossan Pop-up markets are organized by a small group of volunteers to provide an outlet for local people to sell their produce.
Held in the Town Square with local producers and other goods.
Pepper Tree Market
The PepperTree Market was created by Kellie Saint and Jill Pethick in August 2013. This unique community market usually takes place on the second Saturday of each month from 8.30 until 1.30, with exceptions being our Friday night Summer Twilight markets and special occasions. Features locally made, grown and baked goods. Located behind the ‘Porter Building’, next to Minlaton Town Hall.
Edithburgh Community Market
Edithburgh Market is very popular with both local and visitors alike. Offering freshly baked goodies, favourites like sausage rolls, jelly cakes, homemade pasties; good old fashion jams and preserves and if you’re lucky you can pick up some freshly baked artisan bread. The Market is located in the Edithburgh Institute. The main hall is usually jammed-packed with old-favourites such as wooden toys and culinary trays, jewellery, knitted jumpers, children’s book pillows, aprons, outdoor cushions, fairy dresses and children’s costumes. You can even buy some doggy treats and apparel.
Usually held on the second Sunday of each month from 9.00 am until 1.00 pm. A range of produce, preserves and treasures to browse.
Bublacowie Military Museum
Built on the grounds of the Bublacowie School, the museum was built to keep alive the memories of the sacrafices made by so many, and help the young people of today learn about our Military History.
The BakeHouse Arts and Crafts
Local arts and crafts are well represented at The Bakehouse Arts and Crafts shop which is now situated in the Edithburgh Museum grounds. Jams, pickles and sauces sit alongside pottery, ceramics, toys, baby clothes, cards, art and so much more to ensure that shopping for a gift or souvenir is an easy and enjoyable experience.
Edith Street, Edithburgh
Tracing the history of this area and the town from its early settlement, it’s decline, maritime history and salt industry, the Edithburgh Museum takes us back in time with detailed and well defined displays.
Edith Street, Edithburgh
Exercise and Fitness
Edithburgh Park Run
A free weekly timed 5km walk/run/jog. 8am every Saturday. Open to join, all ages, all abilities welcomed. Organised entirely by volunteers. Friendly and fun!
Ardrossan Golf Club
Eighteen-hole course, par 69 and 4925 metres. Environmentally conscious, the course is watered with treated recycled town water, ensuring the fairways remain green year-round.
Curramulka Golf Club
Nine-hole, par 67 and 5225 metres. A challenging course, open April – September.
Nine-hole, par 77 and 5598 metres. Featuring sand greens, the club welcomes visitors and has club hire available.
Eighteen-hole, par 69 and 5188 metres. Located within the Maitland parklands, overlooking the beautiful Yorke Valley, with watered fairways for year-round playing.
Minlaton Golf Club
Eighteen-hole, par 72 and 5657 metres. Open April – October. A challenging course amid native vegetation, with sand greens and modern clubhouse.
Stansbury Golf Club
Nine-hole, par 69 and 5343 metres.
Warooka Golf Club
Eighteen-hole, par 69 and 5362 metres.
Nine-hole, par 70 and 5635 metres. The course is non-irrigated with scrapes.
Yorketown Golf Club
Nine-hole, par 70 and 5604 metres. The course has watered fairways and tees for year-round playing.
Coobowie Tennis Club
For those who want to keep fit while on holiday, Coobowie has a floodlit tennis court available for hire. New court surfacing and line-marking was undertaken through a $25,000 Sport and Rec Grant and supported by Coobowie Progress, with a donation of $80,000 in Community funds to complete the upgrade.
Information available at the Coobowie Shop.