Port Clinton Accommodation, Hotels, Tours & Information

Port Clinton

Port Clinton is the northern most town on the east coast of Yorke Peninsula, with wide sandy beaches that are perfect for crabbing, fishing and relaxing.

Situated 125 kilometres from Adelaide, it is one of those small seaside towns that most people warm to on sight.

Port Clinton is a peaceful town that is the perfect place to go if you want to get away from it all.

Surrounded by a conservation park and mangroves, Port Clinton is rich in birdlife and the perfect location to see nature's wonders. The mangroves help keep the marine life cycles turning, providing plenty of shelter and making it the perfect nursery for fish.

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Port Clinton: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Sunny Hill Distillery

Yorke Peninsulas first micro-distillery is situated just north of Arthurton atop one of the highest points of the peninsula with incredible views stretching all the way west to Spencer Gulf. Come and enjoy a craft spirit made entirely on site in our luxurious tasting room whilst enjoying the view of outside and also our production floor.

8658 Upper Yorke Road
Arthurton, SA, 5572

Located 22.0K from Port Clinton

Ardrossan Lookout

The Ardrossan Lookout is located approximately 5 kms south of Ardrossan on the right. From here you can view the Dolomite Mine to the west and Gulf St Vincent and Yorke Peninsula to the East. Black Point is the southern most area that can be seen. On a clear day it is possible to see across the gulf to Adelaide Hills.

Main Coast Road
ardrossan, SA, 5571

Located 24.2K from Port Clinton

Parara Whale Memorial

Approximately 5 kms south of Ardrossan there is a memorial constructed in memory of 7 whales which beached themselves in 2014.
The Arrium Mine and the local school children where involved. Dolomite rocks from the mine were used and the children named the whales. A plaque was placed on each rock telling the name chosen, whale type and weight.

Main Coast Rd
Ardrossan, SA 5571, SA, 5571

Located 24.2K from Port Clinton

Ardrossan National Trust Museum

The Ardrossan Museum is located in Ardrossan on Yorke Peninsula S.A and is housed in part of the Clarence H Smith factory . The Clarence H Smith factory is famous for inventing the StumpJump Plough which was used extensively in clearing farming areas. The Museum also houses other ploughs and machinery used in the farming industry.

There is also a general Museum including but not limited to dolls, photography, kitchenware, old irons, semaphore flags, telephones plus much more.
Entry to the Museum is through the attached Ardrossan Visitor Information Outlet.

Fifth Street
Ardrossan, SA, 5571

Located 24.5K from Port Clinton

The Zanoni Wreck

The Zanoni is a shipwreck which is approximately 10 nautical miles south east of Ardrossan. Many of the artifacts retrieved from the wreck can now be viewed at the Ardrossan Museum. The wreck is in 18 metres of water ona barren sea bed. A protected Zone of 550 metres has been set up around the shipwreck.

Fifth Street
Ardrossan, SA, 5571

Located 24.5K from Port Clinton

Port Clinton: Events

Yorke Peninsula Art Exhibition Opening Night

The Opening Night of the Yorke Peninsula Art Exhibition will be held at the Ardrossan Town Hall on Wednesday 8th April.

Winners of each award and category will be announced, and guests will have the opportunity to meet the artists and purchase paintings.

Official souvenir programs will be available for purchase. Savouries and refreshments will also be available.

Event Dates
      8th Apr

9 First Street
Ardrossan, SA, 5571

Located 24.3K from Port Clinton

Yorke Peninsula Art Exhibition

Yorke Peninsula Art Exhibition will celebrating its 11th year as a major cultural event in 2020. The exhibition is held on the beautiful and iconic Yorke Peninsula in South Australia.

The exhibition is open to view and purchase art over the Easter long weekend, Thursday 8th to Monday 13th April 2020, so come for a break, and enjoy the spectacular Yorke Peninsula.

Event Dates
      9th Apr
      10th Apr
      11th Apr
      12th Apr
      13th Apr

Corner First and Fourth Streets
Ardrossan, SA, 5571

Located 24.4K from Port Clinton

Australia Day Movie Night

Free entry to a movie night on Australia Day at the Ardrossan Town Oval/ Community Club. BBQ tea and refreshments available. Live entertainment, bring your bean bags, deck chair or blanket.

Event Dates
      26th Jan

Third Street
Ardrossan, SA, 5571

Located 24.7K from Port Clinton

Port Clinton: Travel Tips

Ardrossan Visitor Information Outlet

Ardrossan Information Outlet is open seven days a week. They have a good variety of information on destinations around the Yorke Peninsula and South Australia. They also have souvenirs and local art, craft and produce for sale. Come in and browse or ask the friendly volunteers and staff for assistance.

The outlet is open: 7 days a week from 10.00am til 4.00pm including Public Holidays.
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday

15 Fifth Street
Ardrossan, SA, 5571

Located 24.4K from Port Clinton