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Map of Wangolina, SA 5275

Wangolina (also known as Wongolina) is a locality in the Australian state of South Australia located on the state’s south-east coast overlooking the body of water known in Australia as the Southern Ocean and by international authorities as the Great Australian Bight. It is about 252 kilometres (157 mi) south-east of the Adelaide city centre and 144 kilometres (89 mi) south of the centre of Mount Gambier.

Boundaries were created in December 1998 for the “long established name” which is derived from the Wangolina Drain (also known as the Butchers Gap Drain) which is part of the drainage infrastructure built in the south east of the state since European settlement. The name Wongolina is also has been gazetted as an alternative name.

Wangolina consists of land along the coastline associated with the Cape Jaffa promontory which its shares with the gazetted locality of Cape Jaffa. Wangolina has coastline frontage to both Lacepede Bay in the north and to the ocean in the south. The Southern Ports Highway passes through the locality from Kingston SE in the north to Robe in the south.

The majority land use within the locality is agriculture with a strip of land adjoining the coastline being zoned for conservation.

Wangolina is located within the federal division of Barker, the state electoral district of MacKillop and the local government area of the Kingston District Council.
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