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Yorke Peninsula

Yorke Peninsula boasts crowd-free beaches, picturesque townships and spectacular national parks. Yorke Peninsula is one of South Australia’s most accessible seaside escapes.


The Yorke Peninsula’s unspoilt coast includes white beaches, fishing towns and historic coastal ports. The rugged cliffs of Dhilba Guurandha – Innes National Park offer untouched flora and fauna and picturesque coastal trails. With its distinctive “boot” shape, the Yorke Peninsula boasts more than 700 kilometres of coastline. It's easy to find the perfect beach to get away from the rat race.

Rich in European and natural heritage, the region owes much to the boom times of copper mining in the mid-19th century. This history is evident in the towns of Wallaroo, Moonta and Kadina. Each has self-guided tours and walks, and excellent museums.


The Yorke Peninsula is just over an hour's drive from Adelaide and has a wealth of experiences waiting for you. With the waters of Gulf St Vincent on the east and Spencer Gulf on the west, fresh seafood is everywhere you turn! Dine on blue swimmer crabs plucked fresh from the sea or try your luck at catching your own fish from one of the many jetty's.

It is recommended visitors have their own vehicle to explore the region or take an organised or private tour.

Must See & Do

Yorke Peninsula

Sharing Culture - from coast, to vines, to giants in ancient lands, walk in the footsteps of our ancestors. Gain a unique insight into one of the world's oldest living cultures and discover the secrets of the ancient lands, hidden natural jewels and stunning landscapes with Aboriginal Cultural Tours.

Surrounded by the ocean on three sides, Yorke Peninsula is the perfect place for indulging in any water activity ... fishing, swimming, surfing, kite surfing, body boarding, kayaking, wind surfing, snorkelling, diving and sailing. Tour the Yorke Peninsula at your own pace on the Coastal Way road trip.

Dhilba Guurandha – Innes National Park, located at the bottom of the peninsula, has some of the most spectacular coastal scenery. With a magnificent coastline ranging from pristine sheltered coves and majestic cliffs pounded by the surging waves of the Southern Ocean, to serene salt lakes and offshore islands. Dhilba Guurandha – Innes National Park 

Discover the Yorke Peninsula’s spectacular coastline as you Walk the Yorke along 500 kilometres of shared walking and cycling leisure trails. Choose from coastal trails and town walks,  short walks, day walks or longer, multi-day hikes that showcase this beautiful coastal environment.