South Australia's Yorke Peninsula & Innes National Park
Experience the raw beauty, charming nature and intriguing heritage of the Yorke Peninsula.
South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula is characterised by small towns, vast farmland, and diverse wildlife.
This western peninsula boasts a number of ideal swimming spots along the stunning coastline that line its shores. Visitors can take their pick from a mixture of calm secluded bays and vibrant surf beaches.
Take a dip down at the Sultana Point, just south of Edithburgh, or try scuba diving down at North Beach situated near Wallaroo. Discover the dolphins that frequently visit the bay at Port Victoria, or swim at the white sandy beaches of Stansbury and Hardwicke Bay.
The protected Innes National Park covers the southern tip of the Yorke Peninsula. This secluded park overlooks the peninsula’s rugged coastline and boasts a number of walking trails offering spectacular views.
Originally used for farming in the 1800’s, the area later contained a mining village producing gypsum, and is now home to many protected wildlife and endangered species, and provides an enormous playing field for nature enthusiasts.
Yorke Peninsula is highly accessible, positioned only 4 hours from Adelaide. It takes just 25 minutes to drive from one side of the peninsula to the other and only 2 ½ hours from top to bottom.
Drive through the old copper mining towns of Kadina, Moonta and Wallaroo, dotted along the peninsula to discover the pioneering heritage of the West Coast, and see the many small towns that populate this area.
Must see & do:
- Discover towns of Kadina, Wallaroo and Moonta
- Walk to the Cape Spencer Lighthouse
- Swim at Hardwicke Bay
- Follow the trails at Innes National Park
- Holiday at Port Victoria
- Dive the Underwater Maritime Heritage Trail
- Whale watch from Stenhouse Bay
- See the salt lakes of Yorketown
- View the red cliffs of Ardrossan
- Fish off the jetty at Moonta Bay.