Wool Bay, South Australia

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Wool Bay
South Australia
Holiday units at Wool Bay
Wool Bay is located in South Australia
Wool Bay
Wool Bay
Coordinates 34°59′30″S 137°45′30″E / 34.99167°S 137.75833°E / -34.99167; 137.75833Coordinates: 34°59′30″S 137°45′30″E / 34.99167°S 137.75833°E / -34.99167; 137.75833
Population 258 (2006 census)[1]
LGA(s) Yorke Peninsula Council
State electorate(s) Goyder
Federal Division(s) Grey
Localities around Wool Bay:
Stansbury (Gulf St Vincent)
Yorketown Wool Bay (Gulf St Vincent)
Coobowie (Gulf St Vincent)

Wool Bay is a small town on the east coast of southern Yorke Peninsula in South Australia. Wool Bay is 215 kilometres by road from Adelaide and approximately 70 kilometres west of Adelaide across Gulf St Vincent.

The coast at Wool Bay consists of cliffs with a sandy beach at their base. There is an old lime kiln in the cliffs above the jetty. Wool Bay has a jetty which was used for loading lime onto boats, but is now used only for recreational fishing and recreational scuba diving. There is also a boat ramp on the beach.

Towns near Wool Bay include Edithburgh, Yorketown, Coobowie and Stansbury. Port Giles is three kilometres south of Wool Bay.

Wool Bay is in the Yorke Peninsula Council, the South Australian House of Assembly electoral district of Goyder and the Australian House of Representatives Division of Wakefield.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). Wool Bay (State Suburb). 2006 Census Quickstats. Retrieved on 2008-05-29