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by Bev (subscribe)
Australia is a beautiful country with many places to explore in your own backyard.
Published September 21st 2021
An idyllic coastal town
Coobowie
Visitor information bay


Coobowie is a small beautiful coastal town located at the south-eastern tip of Yorke Peninsula and approximately 220 kilometres from Adelaide. The town was established in 1875 and the name Coobowie is an Aboriginal word meaning "wildfowl water". Today, Coobowie is also known as the "Pelican Port" as the town's estuary is home to many birdlife.

Trough
Park next to information bay


Mural
Mural in park


On entering the town, there is a Visitors Information bay with maps and information of the township. Next to it is a big park featuring the history of the town. There is a part of the original old jetty, and also many plaques with stories of the town's heritage.

Coobowie community hall
Coobowie community hall


Kangaroo emu
Sculptures on grounds of community hall


Opposite the park is the town's Community Hall. On the grounds are sculptures of Australian animals - the emus, kangaroos, wombats and sheep. This is part of some new features that the town is creating to attract visitors.

Wombat
Wombat sculptures


Sheep
Sheep sculptures


Further down the street is the Coobowie Hotel and the Aquatic Reserve. Right on the beach is also a big playground with a sheltered BBQ area. There is also a caravan park in the township.

Coobowie hotel
Coobowie hotel


The town's latest attraction is a beautifully painted water tank depicting the town's birdlife. A shed next to it was also beautifully painted with a rodeo theme which is part of Coobowie's history. These were completed only six months ago. It is located on Gumbowie Road a few kilometres from the town centre. There is signage showing the direction to the site.

Coobowie aquatic reserve
Aquatic reserve


Coobowie playground
The playground


Coobowie is fast becoming an idyllic holiday town for people who wants to get away from crowds and enjoy a relaxed holiday by the coast with beaches for swimming, fishing and relaxing long sandy walks.

Coobowie water tower
The painted water tank and shed

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Why? A beautiful coastal town to visit
When: Anytime
Where: Yorke Peninsula
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Sounds and looks like a great place Bev. It is pleasing to see small towns enticing passing motorist to stop and help the local economy.
by Neil Follett (score: 3|3191) 33 days ago
great art work and animal installations paying tribute to Australiana
by Gillian Ching (score: 3|3324) 33 days ago
It looks very pretty Bev. I love the animal sculptures.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|9251) 32 days ago
Love the water tower art in particular!
by Audrey (score: 2|129) 33 days ago
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