WOOL BAY LONG WEEKEND ROADTRIP
The locality of Wool Bay is approximately 220 kilometres from Adelaide. This small seaside town is located on the east coast of southern Yorke Peninsula. A perfect place to relax and enjoy a peaceful and quiet atmosphere. The Wool bay Jetty is best known as a great fishing spot.
We spent the Australia day long weekend with friends at Wool Bay and visited neighbouring towns such as Stansbury, Edithburgh and Port Hughes.
We booked our accommodation at Pickering Cottages through their online booking system. It was very convenient and the owner almost immediately confirmed our booking. This place is highly recommendable. Cabins have two bedrooms in it, with complete amenities such as fridge, kitchen and utensils, a dining area, TV, barbeque area, an outdoor area where kids can ran around.
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THINGS TO DO
Fishing at Wool bay Jetty
One of South Australia’s best jetty fishing spot is at the Wool Bay Jetty. Mostly, squid is the popular catch in this area. You’ll also find a sandy beach in the foreshore where adults and even kids can enjoy swimming time.
Relax and have a Barbeque
Pickering Cottages is equipped with Barbeque facilities so you can just stay, relax, have an ice-cold beer and get the barbeque grill steaming.
Visit neighbouring towns
The town of Edithburgh is about a 15-minute easy drive from Wool Bay. The Edithburgh Tidal Pool is a popular swimming spot if you’d like a deep into the waters. From there you can also drive to the picturesque Wattle Point Wind Farm. It will take you roughly less than 10 minutes to get to the Wind Farm once you are in Edithburgh Tidal Pool.
Stansbury is also a lovely small town where one can go fishing or crabbing they are best known as a premier source of Oysters. During our visit we had a picnic at a Park nearby the Stansbury Seaside Market. The park is equipped with kid’s playground and picnic area with barbeque facilities and toilet.
Port Hughes is about 129km from Wool Bay and would take approximately 1.5 hours to drive. Port Hughes is a beautiful town also a popular fishing spot. South Beach which is just around the Jetty offers a nice white sand beach suitable for swimming.
If you would like to try this long weekend roadtrip, your itinerary would look like this.
Depart from Adelaide at 12noon
Arrive Pickering Cottages in Wool Bay at 2pm in time for check-in
Fishing or Beach swimming at Wool Bay Jetty for the rest of the day
Drive to Stansbury – have a lunch picnic and relax at the park
Drive to Edithburgh – photo opportunity at the Wattle Port Wind Farm and then swimming at Edithburgh Tidal Pool
Drive to Port Hughes – go fishing at the Jetty, picnic at the foreshore or swimming at South Beach.
Drive back to Adelaide in the late afternoon.
It was a wonderful roadtrip indeed how lucky are we here in South Australia to enjoy all these charming beautiful towns. Until our next roadtrip! Please comment below if you have any queries or something to add. Cheers!