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Normanville
Normanville, established in 1849, is a seaside town home to many shipwrecks along its coastline.

The foreshore at Normanville is first class and the beach and heritage listed sand dune system beckons many visitors to the area each year.

A range of shopping, art and craft, accommodation including two large caravan parks and eating options makes Normanville a favourite holiday destination all year round. Golf, horseriding, walking, cycling and fishing are other pursuits that are enjoyed.
Cape Jervis
Cape Jervis was named by Matthew Flinders after John Jervis a seaman who rose to become Lord of the Admiralty.

Cape Jervis is home to some of the best sea and country views to be found in South Australia with views overlooking Backstairs Passage and Kangaroo Island.

The Sealink ferry departs daily for the island. The famous 1,200 km long Heysen Trail starts at Cape Jervis and Deep Creek and Talisker Conservation Parks are nearby.
Carrickalinga
It is believed that the name came from the Kaurna language from the expression Karra-kalya-ngga meaning 'place of red gum firewood'.

Carrickalinga has been a favourite holiday destination for many years. Golden beaches, calm seas, memorable sunsets, beach fishing and crabbing, make Carrickalinga a very popular retreat for families.

Numerous private and rental holiday homes cater for thousands of visitors each year.
Yankalilla
Yankalilla has a village atmosphere and is nestled in the valley of the Bungala River. This quaint historical town is home to the Shrine of Our Lady of Yankalilla. The Yankalilla Historical Museum located at the Visitor Information Centre is well worth a visit and is open daily.

A walk along the tree lines streets viewing its rural architecture, cottage gardens and chatting to local folk with ease. Yankalilla is home to a number of craft / bric - a -brac stores and a range of eateries. For the kids, a visit to the Youth Park and its impressive skate ramp and BMX track is a must.
Rapid Bay
Rapid Bay is where Colonel Light first stepped ashore on the new colony. He named the bay after his ship the HMS Rapid He recorded the event by engraving his initials and date on a boulder, now incorporated into a beachside monument.

Rapid Bay was once the centre for limestone mining however is now more well known for its extremely long jetty and the fishing and diving opportunities that prevail. The endangered Leafy Sea Dragon has made Rapid Bay its home and is a major reason why Rapid Bay attracts so many divers.
Inman Valley
Inman Valley is set midway between Yankalilla and Victor Harbor, and offers the visitor a diverse range of activities to enjoy.

Lined by majestic gums, a drive along the winding Inman Valley road should not be missed. Inman Valley is home to one of the world's largest glacial relics - Glacier Rock.

The Heysen trail can be easily accessed at Inman Valley and information is available at the Yankalilla Bay Visitor Information Centre. Dairy cows often cross the road at Inman Valley in the morning and evening.
Myponga
Myponga is home to some spectacular views from the Myponga Reservoir. Drive over the Myponga Reservoir wall and the vista to be seen is certainly worthwhile.

A drive along Forktree Road from Myponga to Carrickalinga offers absolutely superb views.

When in Myponga, be sure to visit the Myponga Country Markets, open each week-end and the Smiling Samoyed Brewery.
Delamere
Delamere originally known as 'Glenburn' until renamed, is a rich agricultural area, home to sweeping rolling hills and lush green pastures over Winter.

Deep Creek and Talisker Conservation Parks can be accessed through Delamere. Bed & Breakfast accommodation is available.
Parawa
Parawa is set up high above the Southern Fleurieu Coast and like so many other areas is blessed with magnificent views. Self Contained cottages look over lush pastures and rolling hills.

Parawa often records the highest daily rainfall in South Australia, which ensures a green and pristine environment all year round.
Second Valley
Second Valley is located just off Main South Road between Rapid Bay and Normanville

It was originally named Finniss Valley by Colonel Light,early settlers referred to it as the 'second valley' being the next valley over from the first settlement Rapid Bay. The name Second Valley remained. Sheer cliffs, popular historic fishing jetty and safe swimming cove make it attractive to not only families, but also those seeking artistic fulfilment.

Wander along the pathway leading south from the Jetty, noting examples of extreme geological folding in the cliffs.
Wirrina Cove
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