Beautiful pristine sandy beaches, perfect for young children, make Hardwicke Bay irresistible to..Cape Spencer Information
The short walk (approximately one hour return) to the Cape Spencer Lighthouse takes in spectacular..Kadina Information
Only 148 kilometres from Adelaide, Kadina is the largest town on the Yorke Peninsula, with a..Marion Bay Information
On the ‘foot’ of Yorke Peninsula, Marion Bay is the gateway to Innes National Park. With surf..Moonta Information
Moonta is a pretty coastal town that is steeped in history. Just 165 kilometres from Adelaide..Point Turton Information
Point Turton is a delightful town overlooking the calm waters of Hardwicke Bay. Situated only two..Pondalowie Bay Information
At Pondalowie Bay a protected sandy beach capped by dense vegetation will often really turn it on..Port Gawler Information
Not actually located on the Yorke Peninsula, Port Gawler is at the start of the Samphire Coast..Stenhouse Bay Information
Stenhouse Bay is a stunning section of Innes national park where you can whale watch from the cliff..Yorketown Information
Yorketown as the name suggests takes its name from the peninsula. It's considered to be the..See all locations in Yorke Peninsula
Centrally placed on Yorke Peninsula and only 192 kilometres from Adelaide, Port Victoria is an ideal base to explore from. Overlooking the shores of Victoria Bay towards Wardang Island, the town is a popular destination for family holidays, fishing or diving experiences. The waters around Wardang Island hide nine shipwrecks, with eight of them included in the Underwater Maritime Heritage Trail enjoyed by many diving enthusiasts.
Commercial fishing is still an important industry with recreational fishing from jetties, beaches or boats being a huge attraction to the area.
The traditional owners of Yorke Peninsula are the Adjahdura Aboriginal people, whose land reached from Port Broughton in the north to the Hammock Ranges in the East. Today Point Pearce and Wardang Island are Aboriginal Lands of the Adjahdura people. The Narungga Aboriginal Progress Association Incorporated (NAPA) has been formed to provide the means and opportunity for Aboriginal people to become more self-sufficient. To provide employment, skills/training opportunities, raise self-esteem and increase economic development.
In 1802 Captain Matthew Flinders mistook Wardang Island for part of the mainland and named the area Point Pearce. It wasn't until 1839 when the area was surveyed by Robert Cook and James Hughes, in a schooner called 'Victoria' that they realised there was a separated island, they named the bay Victoria Harbour in 1839 after their boat.
In 1976 the town was initially proclaimed as 'Wauraltee', however the local residents always called it Port Victoria, so its name was changed in 1940. Pastoralists took up most of the land for the first few years, followed by farmers. In the late 1870's the Hotel was the first building established and the jetty was constructed in 1878. In the 1880's the farmers around the area began experimenting with growing barley for human's to eat as well as just to feed the stock.
The town soon became a major grain port, exporting as far away as England. Ships were anchored in the harbour and loaded by a smaller craft, sometimes taking up to six weeks to fill one vessel. At one point during the Second World War 50,000 bags of grain were stored.
Known as the 'Last of the Windjammers' ports, Port Victoria was once alive with ships of all sizes from the massive Windjammers, Schooners, Baroques, Ketches and Steamships.
Imagine a sophisticated city, with everything a major city can deliver in shopping, dining..Barossa Information
Arguably Australia's most commercially important wine region, the Barossa Valley, just an hour's..Adelaide Hills Information
As the oldest wine region in South Australia (the first vines were planted in 1839, just three..Kangaroo Island Information
This large and visually spectacular island is a microcosm of varying landscapes and different..Clare Valley Information
The Clare Valley is just an hour and a half north of Adelaide, but you might as well be a world..Limestone Coast Information
Famed for its red wines, red soils and red rock lobster, the Limestone Coast is located in the..Eyre Peninsula Information
There's 2000 kilometres of coastline to explore on Eyre Peninsula, and rarely will there be another..Fleurieu Peninsula Information
It's little wonder Australia's richest landscape art prize is staged on the Fleurieu..Port Augusta Information
Port Augusta is known as the Crossroads of Australia, where roads from Adelaide, the Flinders..Port Elliot/Horseshoe Bay Information
One of the sweetest beach settings in South Australia, Port Elliot is a popular tourist..See all locations in South Australia