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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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Heysen Trail – Full Trail

Walking
1200km

The Heysen Trail is one of the world’s great walking trails and the longest dedicated walking trail in Australia.The 1,200 km trail starts at Cape Jervis and winds along the beaches and sea cliffs of the south coast before passing over rolling hills and rural landscapes of the Fleurieu Peninsula and Mt Lofty Ranges. Beyond […]

Walking 60 Days

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

River Torrens Linear Park Trail

Walking  |  Cycling
30km

This shared use trail follows 30km of river from Athelstone, following the River Torrens, through to Adelaide CBD, and then to the river mouth at West Beach/Henley Beach. Lined with River Red Gums and reed  beds, the trail is an oasis in the city and suburbs. With numerous playgrounds, picnic spots, duck-feeding spots and toilets […]

Walking 5 Hours
Cycling 3 Hours

Kersbrook Horse Trail

Horse Riding  |  Cycling  |  Walking
29.89km

The Kersbrook Horse Trail is a shared use trail in and around the town of Kersbrook and nearby Forestry SA land. Download map brochure here: Kersbrook Horse PDF The Kersbrook Horse Trail is South Australia’s only continuously looped, officially mapped horse trail. NOTES:  There is one section of the trail that is of higher risk […]

Horse Riding 6.85 Hours
Cycling 4.38 Hours
Walking 6.85 Hours Intermediate

Adelaide’s Underwater Heritage Trail

Scuba Diving
115km

Includes four shipwrecks – the Grecian, Zanoni, Star of Greece and Norma. The shipwrecks are located from Ardrossan, on Yorke Peninsula to Port Willunga on the Fleurieu Peninsula. Underwater plaques are adjacent to each vessel. Divers planning to visit the Zanoni require a permit from Heritage SA as it is situated within a protected zone. […]

Scuba Diving 1 Day Intermediate
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