Reasons to visit
Located 200 kilometres west of Adelaide on the Yorke Peninsula, Minlaton is the self-proclaimed 'Barley Capital of the World'. The wide streets speak of a bygone era, as does the Red Devil monoplane on display at the Harry Butler Memorial. Heritage buffs should also visit the Minlaton National Trust Museum.
Check out the Yorke Peninsula Visitor Information Centre and Harvest Corner for a 'taste' of the local produce and crafts. Walk the Yorke is an interpretive trail through samphire flats and mangroves, along rugged cliffs, pristine beaches and secluded coves encountering historic lighthouses, native birds and - hopefully - dolphins playing in the water.
The Yorke Peninsula is famous for its fabulous seafood. You can dive for scallops, abalone and crayfish, fish off a jetty for whiting, garfish and squid, rake for blue swimmer crabs or charter a boat and chase snapper, tuna, nannygai and the local favourite, King George whiting.
A local's top tips
Vicki Love, Owner, Minlaton IGA Fresh
"We're right in the middle of the beautiful Yorke Peninsula and have some amazing local producers. We stock olive oil and quandong preserves from YP Lands, fish coating mix and pepper and salt from MBC Foods, yoghurts and smoothies from Moo Premium Foods as well as Fleurieu Peninsula Milk and Gumview Free Range Eggs.
A local fisherman from Stansbury supplies us with fabulous gar, snook, whiting and squid and we have prawns from Angelakis Bros in Adelaide.
This is a family business and we've been here for 35 years. We believe service is a doing word, not just a smiley face."
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