Explore Yorke Peninsula
Known for its cruisy atmosphere and laidback lifestyle, Yorke Peninsula is also famous for its magnificent beaches and jagged shorelines. With more than 700 km of coastline and some of Australia’s best surfing beaches on its wild, southern tip, Yorke Peninsula is a world apart. You simply won’t believe you’re only 3 hours from Adelaide!
Innes National Park
Located only 26km from Yondah Beach House, Innes National Park is one of South Australia’s jewels. This park has it all… truly spectacular scenery, scary clifftop walks, shipwrecks, the Cape Spencer lighthouse and the restored historic mining village of Inneston. It is also home to more than 100 species of bird including the rare Western Whipbird and Malleefowl. The Park’s high-energy coastline and world class breaks also make Innes one of Australia’s great surfing drawcards. If learning to surf is still on your bucket list, then get into a learn-to-surf class here.
Marion Bay is a sleepy little coastal town with jetty, general store and long, wide beaches located right next to Innes National Park. You can relax on the sand with the best fish and chips ever. Or enjoy a great lunch or dinner at the fully-licensed Marion Bay Tavern. Better still try one of their wood-fired pizzas for dinner, they’re to die for!
Walk the Yorke
Explore Yorke Peninsula’s coastline from Port Wakefield to Moonta Bay on this new 500 km walking and cycling leisure trail. With coastal trails and town walks, Walk the Yorke showcases the spectacular coastline, diverse coastal communities and natural environments unique to ‘Yorkes’.
Why not discover Yorke Peninsula’s secrets on a private tour which could include a farm visit followed by a gourmet bush barbecue complete with singalong? Or maybe you’d like to learn more about Narungga culture on a personalised walking tour with an Aboriginal guide? A unique Yorke Peninsula experience can be tailored just for you. Find out more here.
Southern Yorke Peninsula is one of South Australia’s key diving areas. The Investigator Strait Maritime Heritage Trail attracts divers from all over the world and features 26 shipwrecks and a wealth of marine life. Look for sealions, seahorses, Port Jackson sharks, huge eagle rays and the rare leafy sea dragon. If learning to dive is on your bucket list, then you can arrange a diving class here.
There’s so much to see on ‘Yorkes’ and it’s all contained within a relatively small area bounded on three sides by the sea. The coast road right round the ‘foot’ of Yorke Peninsula is particularly scenic with opportunities to access wide sandy beaches (the sort that Europeans can only dream about!) and rambling clifftop trails. The turquoise waters of both gulfs are generally calm and sheltered while the ocean along the ‘bottom end’ can be stirringly Byronesque after wild winter storms. Try the coastal drive from Edithburgh to Port Moorowie. First you are treated to a very ‘War of the Worlds’ experience as you pass through the wind farm then you find yourself negotiating the winding coast road past the Troubridge lighthouse literally on the cliff edge and with no crash barrier!
Fishing and Boating
Yorke Peninsula’s waters provide some of the best fishing and boating in the state. You can launch your boat from the natural boat ramp at Foul Bay only 3 km away or hire an award-winning fishing charter for the day from Marion Bay.
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