Welcome to Yorke Peninsula

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
  • 2 Investigator Heritage Trail
  • 3 Stansbury Seaside Markets
  • 4 Fantastic Diving
  • 5 Dunes Port Hughes Golf Course
  • 6 Moonta Mines Railway
  • 7 Minlaton Chocolaterie
  • 8 Yorke Peninsula Fishing Guide
  • 9 Barley Stacks Wines
  • 10 Moonta Mines Museum


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.

 

Accommodation

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.

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Events

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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