Did you know the Southern Yorke Peninsula has a Water Tower/Tank Mural Trail? Next time you are heading to Yorkes, make sure to schedule in a drive by. If you are not, well, maybe you should be, it is a comfortable two and a half hour drive from Adelaide.

The talented art work is thanks to funding through the Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grant, which aims to boost tourism within regions that were directly impacted by the 2019 bushfires. This funding supports the Southern Yorke Peninsula (SYP) Water Tower/Tank Mural Trail Project which will see the SA Water owned water towers in Edithburgh, Stansbury and Yorketown and the water tank in Coobowie painted.

Yorketown and Edithburgh are towns who were directly affected by the 2019 bushfires, with Coobowie and Stansbury serving as recovery centres for those community members suffering hardship. Hence these are the towns that were selected. Community consultation occurred within each town to ensure the chosen artists and designs reflected the character, history and individuality of each community.

All photo credit used in this feature must go the the very talented local work of father and daughter ‘AdBe Photography’

We are certain the CFS hold a place in every South Australian heart, The images of the Country Fire Service (CFS) Brigades in Edithburgh, Port Vincent, Yorketown and Stansbury spraying down and cleaning each tower prior to painting give us all the feels, and remind us that these community volunteers indeed deserve celebrating and our support, whenever and however we can.

If you are travelling through any of these towns make sure you take some time to have a look and snap some selfies with the tanks!

Coobowie: Creature Creature and Jason Parker
• Gumbowie Road, Coobowie

Yorketown: Jasmine Crisp
• Stansbury Road, Yorketown

Edithburgh: Mike Makatron
• New Honiton Road, Edithburgh

Port Vincent: Joel Van Moore and Elizabeth Close
• Lime Kiln Road, Port Vincent

Stansbury: Mike Makatron
• Brentwood Road, Stansbury

There are many fantastic playgrounds on SYP. View them on our playground finder here. We particularly love Stansbury, Yorketown and Edithburgh

Heading further south to Innes National Park? You’ll want to read THIS

If you love these water tank mural, you will also love the Silo Art of South Australia. Click here to see our favourites.

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