Yankalilla nestles in the valley of the Bungala River, overlooked by the wooded hillsides of the southern Mt Lofty Ranges. It is just the spot if you are looking for a quiet, country haven far from the madding crowd.
You can explore Yankalilla at your own pace, strolling the tree-lined streets to admire the rural architecture, cottage gardens or pausing a while in the art, craft and antique shops.
One must stop on the delightful main street with its backdrop of hills is Christ Church whose unique marble font had its origins in the Middle Ages. The font once graced Salisbury Cathedral and was given to a former Christ Church rector during a visit to England.
Seems the Salisbury hierarchy subsequently regretted their generosity and fruitlessly sought the font 's return. The request was declined.
Once the batteries are recharged you can step up the pace to take in a game or golf or tennis or ride the horse trails. A visit to the Agricultural Museum will bring you up to speed on the area’s development while you will be interested to learn that Sister Mary MacKillop’s first schoolhouse is now a bed and breakfast guest house.