Ardrossan Things to Do
I think this is a MUST DO!We drove to the cliff top car park, and then had a look at the red cliffs from here. Even though it was the middle of the day, they still were a brilliant red. There is a paved pathway, so I walked along this for a way, and found more nice views of cliffs in the other direction. The tide was out, but I thought this made it...more
This Hotel is very old, opening in the early 1800's with the name Royal Hotel. In the early days there were stables around the back, and horses for hire and a blacksmith's shop was next to the building. These buildings are now gone including the pepper tree that once stood in-front of the hotel.more
Located just 1km south of Ardrossan is the road that leads to the Onesteel lookout. It is dirt, and climbs fairly sharply to the top of the hill.Once there, I had excellent views in all directions. I could see across St. Vincent's Gulf, and I had a great view of the Wheat Silos which can store in excess of 250,000 tonnes of grain. Ardrossan was the...more
You never know what you may come across in towns like Ardrossan. On my walk around town, I came across this old buckboard, and with it was an old Petrol Bowser. I don't know the model or anything, but I love old rusty vehicles like this.Then I found one of the original homes of the area, in disrepair and up for sale, hope somebody buys it and...more
The Soldiers Memorial Hall is a nice building in its own right! What a surprise I had went I walked from the front of the building and to the side, for here was a beautiful large Mural on the wall.It happened to be around Anzac Day when we remember our fallen, so the Memorial had wreaths.Behind the memorial, was the mural depicting Simpson & his...more
I loved these!Infront of the Returned Soldiers League building were four wooden statues. One was a Nurse, another a Soldier, a Airforce man and a Sailor. They were painted and had very pointy noses.Infront of the High School was another, this time of a student painted in the school uniform.more
Ardrossan's main street is not that big and has a nice stand of Norfolk Island Pines in the centre median strip.I walked along the street and found a marvellous shop stocked FULL of everything you could think of! A typical country store, catering for everyone.It's called the Ardrossan Discount Variety Store, and that is what it was. I bought some...more
On display at the cliff top park is the "Stump Jump Plough," a helpful plough for farmers in the Mallee.It was the Smith Brothers, Richard & Clarence who came up with the idea. While attempting to clear his land, Richard got the idea of a stump jump plough which would ride over the stumps rather than be stuck in or behind them. He invented one, and...more
Ardrossan Town Jetty is a good place for catching Tommy Ruffs, Mullet, Garfish and King George Whiting. It's good also for viewing the beautiful red cliffs especially at sunrise, when you will see the cliffs at their best.The Jetty was built in 1876. Once the jetty was there, Ardrossan became a busy grain port with Horse-drawn wheat trolleys being...more
HICK'S ROYAL HOUSE HOTEL/MOTEL: OLD HOTEL
We arrived at Ardrossan at lunch time so we had to find somewhere to park the car & caravan and to eat.
The Hick's Royal House Hotel/Motel had parking across the road, and a notice board out the front. After a read of the notice board, inside we went to a very large Dining room. Mid-week, and we were the only customers!
The Dining room was nicely set out, and our order was taken quickly. My husband had sausages and mash, a huge meal of 4 thick sausages which he said was very nice.
I had Fish, chips and salad, the fish was meant to be Flake and I knew it wasn't, it probably was Mullet, a fish I am not keen on.
This was my only complaint, and because of this, I wouldn't go back here again.
The Restaurant is open 7days a weekRelated to:
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