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Carrickalinga is a small coastal town in South Australia about 60 km south of Adelaide on the Fleurieu Peninsula overlooking Gulf St Vincent. The town has no shops, with the nearest being in Normanville, one kilometre away.


Carrickalinga is in the vicinity of several emerging wineries.


The beaches are wide with white sand that stretches down to the pristine water. Haycock Point, a much-photographed volcanic outcrop, separates North Carrickalinga and South Carrickalinga beaches.

Tjilbruke's trail follows the coastline through Carrickalinga.


Carrickalinga first appeared in 1958 as the name of a private subdivision developed by a George Lewis of Waterloo Corner in the cadastral unit of the Hundred of Myponga. The name was "used in preference to Gold Coast" and is reported as being a "corruption of karikalingga, a former Aboriginal camp on Section 1018, meaning 'place for redgum firewood'." Boundaries were established in respect to the Geographical Names Act in 1988 with a portion being added in 1994 and then "redefined" in 1999.[2]

George Lewis remembered in the naming of Lewis Road, whilst the Town Clerk of the District Council of Yankalilla, Tom Lyddon, has Lyddon Place named after him. The original sales agent, Cliff Hawkins, placed a flagpole on the hill adjoining Solitude Drive, which remains in place today.[]


Carrickalinga is located within the federal division of Mayo, the state electoral district of Mawson and the local government area of the District Council of Yankalilla.[6][5][2]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Carrickalinga". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2016.Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b c d "Search result for "Carrickalinga (Locality Bounded)" (Record no. SA0012659) with the following layers selected - "Suburbs and Localities" and "Local Government Areas"". Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. Archived from the original on 12 October 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Postcode for Carrickalinga, South Australia". Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ "Fleurieu Kangaroo Island SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ a b Mawson (Map). Electoral District Boundaries Commission. 2016. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Federal electoral division of Mayo, boundary gazetted 16 December 2011" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2015.

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