Welcome to the Yankalilla District, only one hour's drive south from Adelaide's CBD, rolling hills are home to 750 square kms of dairy farms and grazing lands, pine forests, conservation parks and bushland. Hills and valleys give way to 90 kilometres of coastline where rugged cliffs and 30 kms of spectacular white sandy beaches provide year-round attraction.
Our small permanent community of 4,500 people swells on weekends and holiday periods with thousands more weekend residents and visitors.
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The District Council of Yankalilla strives to assist the local community and economy. Our intent is to make council information more accessible and to promote the healthy lifestyle and attractions of this region.
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