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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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Chowilla – Slaney Creek

Canoeing
14km return

Slaney Creek is in the Chowilla anabranch system running between River Murray and Chowilla Creek. There are at least 3 major snags that must be negotiated in Slaney Creek. One day round trip of approx 14 kms. 1. Commence at the Customs House boatramp and paddle downstream to the junction with Slaney Creek (approx 1.5 […]

Canoeing 6 Hours Easy

Chowilla – Salt Creek Murray Loop

Canoeing
45km return

This loop trail in the anabranch creek system you are paddling against the flow most of the distance (approx. 21 kms). When you reach the Murray River you will paddle downstream. On this trail you cover the upper third of the anabranch creek system and entering into NSW. 1. Start at Boarder Cliffs Customs House […]

Canoeing 4 Days Easy

Chowilla – Salt Creek 3 day Loop

Canoeing
62km return

1. Start at Border Cliffs boat ramp (Lat: 33974532 S, Long: 140.958220 E) 2. Paddle upstream to portage point at 399 River miles portage into Hypurna Creek (approx. 75 m) and then paddle down to the junction with Salt Creek. Passing the “Chute” on the LH side approx. total distance = 2.2 kms + 75m […]

Canoeing 4 Days Easy

Chowilla – Salt and Hypurna Creek Loop

Canoeing
33.5km return

1. Start at Boarder Cliffs Customs House boat-ramp (Lat: 33974532 S, Long: 140.958220 E). 2. Paddle downstream to the “Shute” (approx. 150m) a fast-flowing, narrow creek (leaving the main river on the RH side) joining Murray River and Hyperna Creek. (If the “Shute” is considered hazardous for the skills of the group the alternative is […]

Canoeing 3 Days Easy

Chowilla – Pipeclay Creek

Canoeing
7.5km return

Pipeclay Creek is a anabranch creek of the Murray River in the Chowilla Creek system. 1. Launch at Border Cliffs Customs House boatramp (or from the NPWSSA campsites just downstream from the boatramp) and paddle downstream for approx 3.5kms. 2. Find the entrance to the oxbow lake around the “Isle of Man” and follow that […]

Canoeing 3 Hours Easy
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