Ardrossan - SA



DEG: -34.42217 137.91906
DMS: 34º 25' 19.81" S 137º 55' 8.64" E
UTM: 53 H 6187168mN 768270mE
Altitude: 24.54m


Place Type

Population - Town


83.88kms NorthWest of Adelaide - Driving 148 km (1 hour 55 mins)

Address & Contact

Dinham Dr
Ardrossan SA 5571
Phone: +618 8832 0000


Perched atop stunning red coastal cliffs where the coast meets rolling farmland, Ardrossan is a historic port popular with holiday makers for its fishing, beaches and laidback lifestyle.

The town was surveyed in 1870 and named Ardrossan (in Gaelic it means a little promontory) in 1873 by Governor Fergusson after a port in North Ayrshire, Scotland.

It is an interesting mixture of a quiet family holiday destination and a port, located on the western shore of Gulf St Vincent.. It is an important port on the Yorke Peninsula with a 1000 metre long jetty and bulk grain storage facilities.

As well, it became notable as the location of Clarence Smith's factory where he manufactured the Stump-jump plough between 1880 and 1935. This South Australian invention was vital in opening mallee country throughout Australia to the plough. The factory closed in 1934 and the factory's power house was gifted to the National Trust in 1972. It opened as a museum the following year.

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Closest Weather Station

TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Distance from Ardrossan 15.82km NE
Mean Max. °C28.728.026.223.419.516.615.917.219.922.925.027.1
Mean Min. °C15.816.
Mean Rain mm13.519.718.026.536.438.538.

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