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Yorke Peninsula

Located on Adelaide’s doorstep, Yorke Peninsula offers breathtaking scenery, crowd-free beaches, picturesque townships, outdoor adventure and loads of barefoot fun.

Sometimes the best things in life are closer than you might imagine. This is certainly the case with Yorke Peninsula. Shaped like a leg and surrounded by the Spencer Gulf on one side and Gulf St Vincent on the other, the peninsula is just a short drive from Adelaide and yet offers a fantastic combination of Mediterranean climate, rich farmland, white sandy beaches, a spectacular national park and a fascinating cultural heritage.

If you love seafood, you can stroll through the shallows raking for Blue Swimmer crabs, dive for crayfish and scallops just offshore, or cast a line for King George whiting. If you prefer to leave the catching to the locals, there are seafood outlets and great eateries where you can feast on freshly caught seafood.

Yorke Peninsula boasts some of Australia’s best surfing beaches and has two underwater maritime heritage trails for divers. The Walk the Yorke trail is a continuous 500 kilometre leisure trail following the coastline of Yorke Peninsula, while the magnificent Innes National Park, with its stunning beaches, rugged coast and wildlife, is a much-loved destination for campers, surfers, anglers, hikers and nature lovers.

Originally the home of the Nharangga people, the peninsula was settled by Europeans in the 1850s. The 19th century saw an explosion of agriculture and a copper mining boom that attracted thousands of Cornish miners to work the mines.

A host of museums proudly maintain this cultural legacy and provide an amazing insight into the intriguing history of these times.

Whether you are looking for a lazy beach shack holiday, luxury apartment, holiday house, caravan park, farmstay or camping – you’ll find it all on Yorke Peninsula, South Australia’s most exciting and accessible holiday destination.

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Pioneer Womens Trail

Walking
22km

At approximately 22km long, the Pioneer Women’s Trail is designed for walkers mainly following country roads, laneways and bush tracks through a delightful section of the Adelaide Hills with historic homes, deciduous trees and native bushland. The Pioneer Women’s Trail honours the early European settlers from Hahndorf who supplied Adelaide with fresh produce at a […]

Walking 7 Hours Easy

Copper Coast Rail Trail

Cycling  |  Walking
9.2km

The Rail Trail – Copper Coast is a walking and cycling trail connecting the Copper Coast towns of Kadina and Wallaroo following the old railway line. There are shelters built along the trail and interpretive historical signs. The trail is sealed for the entire length; it does cross roads which walkers and cyclists are required […]

Cycling 30 Minutes Easy
Walking 2 Hours Easy

Mawson Trail – Full Trail

Cycling  |  Walking
900km

Starting just north of Adelaide and travelling to the Outback town of Blinman in the Flinders Ranges, the Mawson Trail is the ideal option for mountain bikers wanting to travel through South Australia’ s remote rural areas. Close to nine hundred kilometres long, the trail includes little-used country roads, State forest and national park fire […]

Cycling 2.32 Weeks
Walking 3.62 Weeks

Balcanoona Creek Hike – Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park

Walking
6.0km

Balcanoona Creek Hike (2 hrs 30 mins one way, 6km) This hike meanders through the Balcanoona Range to the Weetootla Gorge and its network of hikes. The hike passes by Grindells Hut.   Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park was proclaimed in 1970. The park forms part of the traditional country of the Adnyamathanha people and is […]

Walking 2.5 Hours Intermediate

Weirs Cove Hike – Flinders Chase National Park

Walking
1.41km

Experience the park’s maritime heritage and the challenges faced to deliver supplies to this remote location. Access: this trail starts at the Cape du Couedic day visitor area, or at Weirs Cove. The park’s coastal scenery includes Admirals Arch, a beautiful natural rock arch shaped by the powerful Southern Ocean, and the sculptured granite boulders […]

Walking 21 Minutes Intermediate
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