Yorke Peninsula – Coastal Getaway
Just over an hour from Adelaide, the Yorke Peninsula boasts sparkling clear
waters, white sandy beaches, a fascinating history and some of the best
fishing in South Australia. With over 700km of coastline, it’s easy to find the
perfect beach or a secret fishing spot to get away from it all.
Yorke Peninsula Top 10
1 Innes National Park
Innes National Park
A visit to Yorke Peninsula is not complete without some time in Innes National Park. Take in the spectacular coastal scenery and many water based activities.Add to wishlist
2 Investigator Heritage Trail
Investigator Heritage Trail
Divers will love the Investigator Heritage Trail, off the coast of Innes National Park. Its 26 shipwrecks dating from 1849 to 1982 attract divers from all over the world. Sea life is also easily explored by reef diving and snorkelling around the jetties.Add to wishlist
3 Stansbury Seaside Markets
Stansbury Seaside Markets
A visit to the award-winning Stansbury Seaside Markets is a great way to spend a sunny day. Admission is free, so try the complimentary samples of local emu oil and excite your taste buds with confectionery, nuts, dips, sauces, dairy products and wines.Add to wishlist
4 Fantastic Diving
A unique diving destination, you'll see cuttlefish, leafy sea dragons, Port Jackson sharks and eagle rays. Take in some maritime history as you float around the wreck of the Zanoni or any of the eight ships near Wardang Island.Add to wishlist
5 Dunes Port Hughes Golf Course
Dunes Port Hughes Golf Course
Fancy a spot of golf? The Dunes Port Hughes Golf Course is an 18-hole course designed by world golfing champion Greg Norman. It is one of many great courses on the peninsula.Add to wishlist
6 Moonta Mines Railway
Moonta Mines Railway
Take a ride on the Moonta Mines Railway. The 50 minute round trip visits major historic sites around the Moonta Mines State Heritage Area.Add to wishlist
7 Minlaton Chocolaterie
If you have a sweet tooth, don't miss a stop at the Minlaton Chocolaterie. They create their own unique chocolate blends that are rich, creamy and full of flavour.Add to wishlist
8 Yorke Peninsula Fishing Guide
Yorke Peninsula Fishing Guide
The Yorke Peninsula Fishing Guide is a must read if you're planning a fishing trip in the area. Find out where to get bait and tackle, the best marine services and where to hire a boat. It also has tips on the hottest fishing spots along the coast and offshore.Add to wishlist
9 Barley Stacks Wines
Barley Stacks Wines
A hidden jewel in the heart of Yorke Peninsula, Barley Stacks Wines is the first commercial vineyard established in the traditional barley belt. Open seven days, Barley Stacks Wines offers tastings of their home grown Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and liqueur Chardonnay.Add to wishlist
10 Moonta Mines Museum
Moonta Mines Museum
The Moonta Mines Museum was built in 1878 and now houses displays celebrating the Cornish miners' hard lifestyles, including mining, lodges and friendly societies, sports and pastimes.Add to wishlist
Food and Wine
Nothing compares to the thrill of catching your own fish, but you’re on holiday so why not head to one of the region’s great eateries and let someone else do the hard work? Restaurants in the area pride themselves on stocking locally caught crayfish, snapper, King George whiting, along with other tasty meals. You can buy fresh seafood from Gill Fisheries at Port Victoria or look out for fresh oyster signs from Stansbury to Edithburgh. Barley Stacks Wines is the first commercial vineyard established in the traditional ‘barley belt’. The combination of rich limestone soil and the mild environment helps to produce strong grain crops and premium quality fruit.
Parks and Wildlife
Yorke Peninsula is home to many native animals, which you can visit at one of the many wildlife parks including Bute Fauna Park, Ramsay Fauna Park near Port Vincent and HJ Cook Fauna Park in Minlaton. If you’re lucky, you may even be able to hand feed a wallaby or kangaroo! There are four beautiful parks located on Yorke Peninsula, Innes National Park, Leven Beach Conservation Park, Clinton Conservation Park and Troubridge Island. Each has its own unique flavour, from mining history and amazing beaches, to bird species and historic lighthouses.
hotels and motelsare available in the region’s larger towns, along with bed and breakfasts, self-contained cottages and apartments. There are also caravan and camping parks scattered throughout the region, many in stunning coastal locations.
The Yorke Peninsula hosts a number of great events, from food and wine festivals to garden shows and local art exhibitions. The Yorke’s Classic is South Australia’s premier surfing event. Held every year in the pristine Innes National Park, it pulls large crowds to witness competitive surfing in some of Australia’s best waves.
Moonta’s open Gardens Festival features a variety of gardens in the Moonta, Port Hughes, Moonta Bay and Moonta Mines area and is fast becoming one of the region’s most popular annual events.
Copper Coast Cornish Festival is held in the historic copper mining towns of Kadina, Moonta and Wallaroo. The festival is packed with a variety of traditional Cornish activities, from Furry Dancing, art, craft, Cornish pasties and live entertainment.
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