Coastal Gravel Cycling & Beyond: Willunga – Sellicks South Australia

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Beautiful coastline of Sellicks Beach

Willinga, South Australia

“Willunga is a town located to the south of Adelaide, South Australia in the City of Onkaparinga (a local government area). Willunga is within the McLaren Vale wine-growing region. Historically, Willunga is well known for its slate industry, which began in 1840 when a farmer named Edward Loud found slate on his property and later that year opened the first slate quarry. The name Willunga derives from the Aboriginal word ‘willangga’ meaning ‘the locality of green trees’. Willunga Post Office opened on 14 July 1839.” –

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Riding away from the Coast

Sellicks Beach, South Australia

“Sellicks Beach, formerly spelt Sellick’s Beach, is a suburb in the Australian state of South Australia located within Adelaide metropolitan area about 47 kilometres (29 mi) from the Adelaide city centre. It is an outer southern suburb of Adelaide and is located in the local government area of the City of Onkaparinga at the southern boundary of the metropolitan area. Before the British colonisation of South Australia, the Sellicks Beach area, along with most of the Adelaide plains area and down the western side of the Fleurieu Peninsula, was inhabited by the Kaurna people. There is a significant site associated with the Kaurna Dreaming of the creator ancestor Tjilbruke, with a commemorative plaque on the end of Francis Street on the Esplanade.”

Coastal Gravel Cycling & Beyond Video

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In this video, JOM and his partner, Lady Gravel Cyclist, conduct an enjoyable ride departing from Willunga, to the coastal town of Sellicks Beach, and inland and over the hilly range through towns such as Myponga, and beyond.

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Gravel roads near Sellicks Beach

Continued from Above:

South Australian Towns visited along the Route:

  • Willunga
  • Sellicks Beach
  • Myponga
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Beer stop at the Smiling Samoyed Brewery

Reminder: ALWAYS BE A STEWARD FOR GRAVEL CYCLING: Respect the roads, respect the locals, respect the land, respect your fellow cyclists.

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Fleurieu Peninsula

Additional Photos

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More of the beautiful Sellicks Beach Coast
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Atop Willunga Hill

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