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..Port Victoria Information
Centrally placed on Yorke Peninsula and only 192 kilometres from Adelaide, Port Victoria is an..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
Lazy days under the beach umbrella. Cold beers around a barbecue sizzling with the day's catch. Historic wooden jetties that lead right out to where the fish are biting. And sunsets over boat-filled bays.
The toughest thing about a trip to Yorke Peninsula is dragging yourself off the beach. But there's plenty to see "off-shore" … like kicking up your heels at the world's largest Cornish festival; wandering through time in historic copper mining towns; meeting entrepreneurs and enthusiasts on the Yorke Peninsula Home Grown Trail; strolling along coastal trails and hiking through rugged bushland at Innes National Park.
With more than 600 kilometres of coastline and a host of sunny seaside towns, "Yorkes" is much loved by South Australians. And many of its best beaches are just a couple of hours from Adelaide.
Surf the breaks of Chinaman's and Pondalowie Bay down at the base of the peninsula. Grab a waterproof map marking a scuba diving trail to eight shipwrecks around Wardang Island off Port Victoria. Visit in September for Yorke's surfing classic, held annually at Innes National Park. Walk along trails in Edithburgh, Port Vincent, Stansbury, Barkers Rocks and Port Victoria. Search for big-bellied seahorses and Port Jackson sharks on a dive just off Edithburgh Jetty.
Innes National Park
Hike through tranquil coastal mallee in the 9,200-hectare Innes National Park, keeping a lookout for emus, kangaroos, 90 species of birds, and Southern Right Whales in winter. The historic ruins of Inneston village offer an intriguing insight into the area's harsh days of gypsum mining, while the Investigator Strait Maritime Heritage Trail reveals 26 shipwrecks lying just off the rocky coast.
Luck of the Cornish
Journey through time in the Copper Coast towns of Kadina, Wallaroo and Moonta, where Australia's richest colonial copper mines operated in the late 1800s. Ride on the Moonta Mines Railway (part of the extensive Moonta Mines State Heritage Area); dress up as a miner at the Wheal Hughes Copper Mine; and count the coins at the Banking and Currency Museum. Visit in May 2007 for the Kernewek Lowender Cornish festival.
Catch your fill of King George whiting, dive for scallops just off the beach and rake the shallows for blue swimmer crabs. The Yorke Peninsula is dotted with historic jetties and pristine surf beaches perfect for snaring the catch of the day, from snapper, garfish and salmon to tommy ruffs, mullet, crabs and squid. And boaties should try out the multi-million-dollar marina developments at Port Vincent and Wallaroo.
Home Grown Trail
Go behind the scenes of key and quirky rural enterprises on the Yorke Peninsula Home Grown Trail, a self-drive guide to everything from olives and oysters to ostriches. Grab a copy of the Yorke Peninsula Visitor Guide before strolling through fragrant lavender fields, tasting the region's first wines, following the process for creating hand-made papers and stroking a baby alpaca.
Retreat to your very own island for the weekend. The Troubridge Island lighthouse was commissioned in 1856 after a series of shipwrecks off the Yorke Peninsula coast near Edithburgh. Today the island is a beacon for migratory birds and fairy penguins, and has clean sandy beaches for swimming and snorkelling.
Surf and Turf
Eat the freshest seafood and drink the coldest beer at great country pubs, cafes and restaurants. There's gourmet wood-fired pizzas at Marion Bay Tavern; monster Kahuna burgers at Kadina's Kahuna Café; giant seafood platters at Skinners Jetty Café at Wallaroo; and divine balcony dining at Faversham's Restaurant in Edithburgh.
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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
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