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A Travelers Guide to Yorke Peninsula in Southern Australia

The Yorke Peninsula in Southern Australia offers visitors many activities and unique experiences. The Yorke Peninsula is about an hour’s drive from Adelaide and has over 700 km of coastline. It is a popular crabbing and fishing destination for visitors from all over the world. You can walk the coastline or enjoy wilderness camping. There are so many things to do on the peninsula you may have a hard time choosing which ones to enjoy.


Discover the Regional History of Yorke Peninsula

The region has a rich history, from native peoples to historic shipwrecks. The Hummock Ranges and Port Broughton are traditional homes of the Adiahdura people. Explore historic artifacts atTiddyWiddy Beach, Point Pearce, Point Yorke, and Moonta Bay. Aboriginal tours are available to learn more about the indigenous culture of the region.

The coast claimed 26 ships at the turn of the twentieth century and you can learn about this history taking a dive to sunken vessels, or at the local museums. The Yorke Peninsula is known as the “barley capital of the world” because of the rich limestone deposits making it some of the most fertile farmland in Australia. You can also view Captain Harry Butler’s Red Devil Bristol monoplane on display in Minlaton. History is everywhere on the Yorke Peninsula just waiting to be discovered.

Camping on the Yorke Peninsula

Whether you want to camp in a self-service unit or get close to nature in a tent, the Yorke Peninsula offers many camping opportunities. Campsites are located all around the region and in the national parks of the area. Some sites have amenities such as toilets and showers, while others are more primitive. You can find out more information about camping on the peninsula at the two accredited Visitor Information Centres.

Fishing and Crabbing on Yorke Peninsula

With the many kilometers of coastline, the Yorke Peninsula offers fishing and crabbing enthusiast plenty to do. You can fish from a jetty, boat, or the shore. There are several fishing charters you can book to get the most out of your fishing adventure. Crabbing is permitted in all months which contain he letter R.

Innes National Park

Located on the southern tip of the peninsula, Innes National Park is one of the most popular places to visit. You can enjoy nature and walk along the beach. You can also explore the natural beauty of the park and view wildlife, several species of birds, go for adrenaline filled activities like canoeing, scuba diving and snorkeling in the clear waters, and kayaking. Innes National Park is also a popular surfing spot. You can also enjoy a relaxing day swimming or the thrill of windsurfing.

The Yorke Peninsula offers many types of accommodations for holiday visitors. You can stay at a primitive campsite, a beachfront shack, waterfront apartments, luxury self-contained properties, heritage cottages, and hotels. There are more than 30 caravan parks located on the peninsula, and a holiday for any budget is well within reach. If you’re considering visiting Southern Australia, be sure to include the Yorke Peninsula in your travels.

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