- Cape Jervis, South Australia
Infobox Australian Place | type = town
name = Cape Jervis
state = South Australia
caption = Sealink Terminal, Cape Jervis
postcode = 5204 [ [http://www1.auspost.com.au/postcodes/index.asp?Locality=CAPE+JERVIS&sub=1&State=SA&Postcode=&submit1=Search Cape Jervis Postcode] Australia Post]
stategov = Finnis
fedgov = Mayo
dist1 = 108.4
Cape Jervis (coord|35|36|S|138|06|E|type:city(800)_region:AU-SA, postcode: 5204) is a town at the southwestern tip of
Fleurieu Peninsulain South Australia, approximately 108 km south of Adelaide. The population is approximately 300 people and growing rapidly, with a new estate (Cape Jervis heights) situated behind the main town. Cape Jervis falls under the local governance of the District Council of Yankalilla. Matthew Flindersnamed Cape Jervis after John Jervis, the British First Lord of the Admiraltyin 1802.
Cape Jervis marks the beginning of the famous
Heysen Trailwalking track which extends all the way to the Flinders Ranges. It is also close to Deep Creek Conservation Parkand Talisker Conservation Park.
There are two nearby beaches - sandy Morgan's Beach, and pebbly Fisheries Beach (with remains of an old whaling station).
The waters surrounding Cape Jervis are part of Backstairs Passage and have excellent fishing.
Vehicle ferries use Cape Jervis as the mainland port for the crossing of
Backstairs Passageto Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island.
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