Your special place to unwind in complete solitude
Perched on an undulating cliff ~ overlooking Investigator Strait
A Hidden Treasure on the Yorke Peninsula ~ Marion Bay

Perched on an undulating cliff overlooking lnvestigator Strait and Kangaroo lsland, Matjala offers a special place to unwind in complete solitude. Leave the everyday world behind with walks on the private beach during the day and relax under a star-filled sky at night.

It is fully self sufficient with solar and wind power and set on 100 acres on Southem York Peninsula. The property is situated 1km from the main entrance.

Relax and let your mind drift away as you gaze out over the ocean, enjoying 180 degree panorama views. With 3 balconies to choose from you can always find a quiet corner to while away the hours.

Matjala has its own private beach with rock pools to enjoy and amazing rock formations to investigate and explore.

  • enjoy watching a wonderful sunrise or a breathtaking sunset
  • Sit around a camp fire and experience a night sky you have never encountered before.
  • See Southern Right Whales cruising past from May to September or pods of dolphins all year round.
  • See Kangaroos feeding at dusk
  • For the bird watcher there are approximately 140 species of birdlife around Southern York Peninsula. Just a few to watch out for are Honey Eaters and Mallee Fowls in the scrub or White Bellied Sea Eagles soaring over the coastal cliffs.


Matjala can sleep up to 20 guests and large groups can be accommodated by request to the owner.

Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms. Two with king size beds and one with a queen size bed. Downstairs there is another bedroom with a queen sized bed and a bunkroom with 5 bunks and its own entertainment area.

features include:

  • There are ceiling fans throughout
  • There are 2 bathrooms upstairs and one bathroom downstairs
  • Linen is provided
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Fully equipped Kitchen & Laundry facilities
  • Hair dryer
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Outdoor area with camp fire and sauna
  • Combustion wood fire for those colder days
  • Large flat screen TV with Foxtel, CD/DVD player
  • Internet is available
  • There is no smoking within the home
  • 3 Balconies with fabulous views
  • Gas BBQ

Note: Matjala is Pet Friendly*

* Well behaved and house trained dogs are welcome but we request that guests pick up after their dogs and do not allow them to chase the wildlife. Please note that there is no secure fenced area.


Matjala is located 20 km from Innes National Park and the delightful coastal town of Marion Bay.

For boaties fowl bay offers a boat launch which is only a 2km drive away. Marion Bay has a concrete launch ramp while Pondalowie Bay located in the Innes National Park also offers a beach launch.

Butlers beach which is only a short drive offers beach fishing or if you’re into deep sea fishing a charter can be arranged from Marion Bay or Pondalowie Bay.

Marion Bay boast a very popular fishing jetty and boat ramp. There is also a fully licensed Tavern/restaurant offering lunch, dinner, coffee or drinks overlooking the Bay. Bookings are advisable during holiday periods.

Innes National Park is a must to see with spectacular views and various walking trails for the beginner to the experienced.Pack a lunch and spend the day in the park. It offers you the chance to walk, swim, fish and dive in one of the most natural coastal environments in Australia.

Southern Yorke Peninsula is one of South Australia’s most popular diving areas offering the opportunity to explore around the jetties or the extensive coastline. Follow the Investigator Strait shipwreck trail which features 26 shipwrecks.


Approximately 20 kms from Marion Bay

Matjala is situated on the Southern Yorke Peninsula approx 20kms from Marion Bay. The turnoff to the property runs off the South Coast Road.

• Full directions to the property will be supplied once a booking has been made.


Matjala can sleep up to 20 guests and large groups can be accommodated by request to the owner

Off Peak $220 (4 night minimum)
Long weekends $280 (4 night minimum)
Easter $ 280 (4 night minimum)
School holidays (Off Peak) $220 (5 night minimum)
School holidays (Peak) $280 (5 night minimum)

A refundable bond of $300 is requested with booking
Tariffs shown above are for 2 guests only ($20 extra per guest per night)


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Contact Sean Hanna ~ 0429 025 243