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by Bev (subscribe)
Australia is a beautiful country with many places to explore in your own backyard.
Published July 4th 2022
A small, peaceful coastal town with beautiful sceneries
Wool Bay

Located about 224 kilometres from Adelaide is a small and peaceful coastal town called Wool Bay. The town sits on a cliff and it got its name because it has a cutting in the cliff which is wide enough to roll a bale of wool down to the beach.

Wool Bay Jetty

The town was formerly known as Pickering and was a wool, grain and lime exporting town.

The lime kiln

The remains of a unique design lime kiln can be seen perched on top of the cliff. The lime kiln was built between 1900 and 1910 to burn lime which was then used as a building mortar. However, due to its cliff-top location and variation in wind conditions, the kiln was not a commercial success and the industry declined. The kiln now remains a piece of unique architecture.

Picnic area on cliff top

On top of the cliff is also a picnic area with shelter and a barbecue. There is also a small beautiful reserve called The Charles Bull Reserve. There are picnic tables and chairs in the reserve and a shelter with a map of the town. The "Walk the Yorke" trail passes through the town.

The Charles Bull Reserve

Picnic tables in the reserve

Walk the Yorke Trail

Below the cliffs are beautiful sandy beaches and the town's jetty. The jetty once played an important role in the district farms and pastoral runs. Today it is a favourite spot for keen fishermen.

Main street of the town

Map of the town

A small town by the coast, Wool Bay is a perfect place to leave behind a fast-paced life, lie back, relax and enjoy the peace and beautiful sceneries the town has to offer.

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Where: Wool Bay, Yorke Peninsula, S.A.
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