Come and Stay in Marion Bay – South Australia

Villa Eight, only a 100 metre stroll to the beach, is a two-bedroom budget accommodation in a small eco-friendly village that has everything you need for a relaxed getaway in the sleepy fishing village of Marion Bay at the southern tip of Yorke Peninsula, South Australia.

The romance:

 Villa Eight is protected from the coast by a strip of tea tree and mulga bush which is a flight path for corellas, galahs and a myriad of sea birds.

There are several walking trails to choose from taking you to Marion Bay beach and jetty, Willyama Bay with its shipwreck, Jollys Beach and Ngarna (Rhino)  Head. From the top of the path you are rewarded with a 360-degree view taking in Kangaroo Island, Snow Lake and Marion Bay.

A five kilometre drive will place you in the world renown Innes National Park.

There you may see Western grey kangaroos, tammar wallabies, emus, reptiles and approximately 140 species of birds including the shy western whipbird and Mallee Fowl.

From May to September, Southern right whales pass through the waters and dolphins are frequent visitors. This small park is easy to navigate and is jam packed with secluded beaches, walking trails, shipwrecks and lighthouses.

More info here:

http://yorkepeninsula.com.au

http://www.marionbay.com.au/local_attractions-2.asp

The practicalities:

 Villa Eight has a fully equipped kitchen with a new cooktop and kitchen appliances. There is also an updated bathroom.

A comfortable queen size bed in the main bedroom and two singles in the other.

You can bring your own linen or use ours.

There is a TV with HMDI capacity and Foxtel and two new sofas in a light-filled open plan living and dining area.

The Villa is solar powered, uses rain waters and recycles the grey.

We love our planet and hope you’ll join us in keeping our footprint as small as possible.

Aboriginal History:

Narungga people have always lived on Yorke Peninsula. Their country extends as far north as Port Broughton and east to the Hummock Ranges. Their neighbours were the Kaurna of the Adelaide Plains and the Nukunu to the north, with whom the Narungga would meet for trade and ceremony. The Narungga nation was made up of four clans, the Kurnara in the north of the peninsula, Windera in the east, Wari in the west and Dilpa in the south

 The peninsula is crisscrossed with stories of the dreamtime with particular locations relating to the exploits of various beings. Budera, Ngarna the powerful club thrower, Curlew the Owl, Bulgawan the wicked old woman and Madjitju the bat man were some of the beings who lived on the peninsula during the dreamtime. On a trip to Marion Bay you might come across the small mud huts of the Illawari, the little people, and see the bones of Badara lying in the middle of a salt lake. At Point Yorke you might hear the evil spirit Wainjira breaking on the rocks.

(Ref: http://www.yorkeregion.com/index.php/tourist-information/local… )

 

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How to get there:

It’s only two and a half hours drive from top to bottom and around 30 – 40 minutes from coast to coast. Close proximity between towns and attractions on Yorke Peninsula makes for a leisurely drive, so travel at your own pace, stop when you want and enjoy the sights!

To help plan your Yorke Peninsula visit, view the suggested itineraries or read on for information on bus services, taxis and car hire…

BUS SERVICES

Coach companies operate regular services to a number of towns on Yorke Peninsula, departing from the Adelaide Central Bus Station on Franklin Street.  View the Bus SA Timetable.

Yorke Peninsula Coaches operate a Southern Yorke Peninsula Passenger Service that travels between Yorketown and Kadina weekly.

TAXIS

Yorke Peninsula has 2 taxi services that operate within the Copper Coast area. Copper Triangle Taxis operate in Kadina, Moonta, Wallaroo and surrounding areas, and have wheelchair accessible vehicles and a small bus. Phone 08 8821 3444.

Moonta Taxis provide transport within the Copper Coast area, as well as trips to Adelaide and airport transfers. Phone 0488 661 150.

CAR HIRE

Yorke Peninsula doesn’t have any car hire facilities in the region so if you are looking to hire a car, we recommend hiring a vehicle in Adelaide.

Budget Rent a Car, Europcar, Access Rent-a-Car, Avis, Excel network Rent a Car, Redspot, Smile Rent a Car and Thrifty Car Rental are just some of the car hire companies in and around Adelaide.

For bookings please go to our AirBnb listing:

AirBnb Marion Bay Villa Eight

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