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Discover the Best of Marion Bay and the Yorke Peninsula!

Marion Bay is more than just a place to visit; it's an experience woven from the natural environment, a tight-knit community, and the enchanting coastline. Every moment here promises memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Embark on a journey through Marion Bay and the Yorke Peninsula with these local gems. From culinary delights to artistic treasures, each recommendation promises an enriching experience that will make your visit truly unforgettable.

Here are some highlights that make Marion Bay a must-visit destination:

Savour the Flavours: Start your adventure with a meal at The Marion Bay Tavern, where fresh seafood and local cuisine await. For a cosy, country-style dining experience, Ye Olde Café is a charming stop on your way to Marion Bay.

Adventure on the Water: Experience the thrill of an ocean safari or immerse yourself in a local fishing adventure. Marion Bay's pristine waters are perfect for those seeking excitement or a peaceful day out at sea.

Lower Yorke Seafood

Immerse yourself in the authentic flavours of the sea at Lower Yorke Seafood. A family treasure, offering the freshest catch at their store near Warooka.

Enhance your visit with a meal at their café, SALT Food & Events, for a taste of the ocean like never before.

Minlaton Bakery

A visit to Minlaton is incomplete without savouring the delights of Minlaton Bakery.

Known for their irresistible pies, finger buns, and the best sourdough bread around, it's the bakery of choice for locals and visitors alike.

Marion Bay Tavern

Experience the heart of Marion Bay at the Marion Bay Tavern.

Relish in their renowned wood-fired pizzas and classic pub fare, all while soaking in stunning ocean views. It's a perfect spot for a romantic dinner or a casual drink, complete with a convenient Bottle-O for takeaway beverages.

Cafe Primo

Located in the Minlaton Hotel, Caffe Primo offers a classic bistro menu with a twist.

Their tasty takeaway options, available online, make it a convenient stop on your journey to Marion Bay.

Warooka Hotel

Step into the cosy ambiance of the Warooka Hotel, established in 1877.

Renowned for its friendly atmosphere and top-notch meals, it's a local favourite that promises warmth and great food.

YeOlde Cafe Minlaton

Ye Olde Cafe in Minlaton invites you to indulge in their gourmet café offerings.

Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, it's a spot where every meal is a delightful experience. Check their website for specific opening days.


Baker Bros

Explore local creativity at Baker Bros. Top Shop Gallery in Warooka.

This gallery/shop showcases a rich collection of art and photography by local talents, making it a must-visit for art lovers.

Marion Bay General Store

For all your essentials and more, the Marion Bay General Store is at your service.

From takeaway to fishing supplies, and even an ice-cream to cool off, it's a quaint stop with a variety of pantry items, and 24/7 fuel.

Pacific Estate Oysters

Enjoy the freshest oysters from Pacific Estate Oysters in Stansbury.

Harvesting daily for local markets and restaurants, they offer the finest oysters perfect for any seafood lover's palette.

Sunny Hill Gin Distillery

Savour award-winning spirits at Sunny Hill Gin Distillery in Arthurton.

From wheat vodka to exquisite gins, enjoy their offerings along with regular live music, cocktails, and light snacks in a picturesque setting.

Watascowie Brewing Co

Discover the local ale at Watascowie Brewing Co. in Minlaton.

With a relaxed country vibe, it's a place to enjoy locally crafted beer. While they don't serve food, guests are welcome to bring their own, especially during live music events.

Barley Stacks Wines

After enjoying a bottle of their wine at Bayside Glamping, visit Barley Stacks Wines' cellar door in Maitland.

Sample their exquisite wines and enjoy a 20% discount on wine purchases. Enjoy a glass before your journey home, along with cheese platters and pizzas.

Marion Bay Ocean Safari

Explore the marine splendour of Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park with Marion Bay Ocean Safari.

Offering tours that highlight diverse marine life and breath-taking views, it's an adventure not to be missed.

Reef Fishing Encounters

Join Reef Fishing Encounters for a fishing adventure like no other.

With options ranging from deep-sea charters to extended trips, it's an exhilarating way to explore the waters off Marion Bay.

Neptune's - Surf coaching & gear hire

Whether you're a seasoned surfer or a beginner, Neptune’s in Corny Point offers private or group lessons and a wide range of gear for hire.

Dive into the surf culture with expert guidance.

Studio Surf - artist Jason Swales

Visit Studio Surf Gallery in the heart of Marion Bay to explore coastal-inspired artwork by Jason Swales and other talented local artists.

A boutique gallery café that also offers handmade silver jewellery and workshops.

MBC Foods

Enhance your stay with a private chef experience from MBC Foods.

Chef Caroline Bonnett brings a world of flavours to the Glamping Tent or Tiny House, offering a culinary journey you won't forget.

Holy Cake

Celebrate your special occasions with a delectable dessert or cupcake box from Holy Cake.

Tailored to your theme and dietary needs, it's the sweetest way to mark any celebration.

When you book you'll receive a comprehensive welcome letter via email, listing more of our favourite local businesses on the Yorke Peninsula.

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