Yorke Peninsula

Area

Just over an hour’s drive from Adelaide, the Yorke Peninsula has a wealth of experiences waiting for you.

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. You might even find a well kept secret fishing spot or perfect swell to surf.

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 a jetty.

The ocean provides great fun and history. At the turn of the twentieth century, many ships sank along the treacherous coast. Learn about the boats and crews at the local museums or dive at sunken vessels.

The Yorke Peninsula features historic towns and landmarks. The town of Minlaton is known in some circles as the “barley capital of the world”. The region’s rich limestone soil makes it some of the best farmland in Australia.

The region’s parks give you a chance to take in the picture postcard beauty of the region. There are native plants and animals in abundance.
You can spend your nights in a holiday home, caravan park or out camping. You’ll find something for every budget and holiday plan.

There are two accredited Visitor Information Centres on the Yorke Peninsula. These centres are open seven days a week and will provide you with any information you might need for your travels.

From the Hummock Ranges in the east, across to Port Broughton in the north, Yorke Peninsula is the traditional home of the Adjahdura people.
In 1919, World War One pilot Captain Harry Butler, made the first airmail flight from Adelaide to the Yorke Peninsula. He was the first man to fly over water in the southern hemisphere. Captain Butler’s Red Devil Bristol monoplane rests in a display hangar in Minlaton. It is believed to be the only genuine one of its kind left in the world.

Yorke Peninsula

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Ardrossan, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

Ardrossan

Urban

Population: 1136 | Yorke Peninsula

An easy 90 minute drive from Adelaide on the east coast of Yorke Peninsula, Ardrossan sits...

Coobowie, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

Coobowie

Urban

Population: 220 | Yorke Peninsula

Lazy days on the beach... Coobowie is a great destination for your next relaxed, easy going...

Edithburgh, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

Edithburgh

Urban

Population: 466 | Yorke Peninsula

Situated on top of cliffs overlooking Troubridge Island, Edithburgh is a delightful holiday destination just 233...

Maitland, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

Maitland

Urban

Population: 1046 | Yorke Peninsula

Situated a top of a ridge, overlooking the Spencer Gulf and Yorke Valley, Maitland is geographically...

Minlaton, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

Minlaton

Urban

Population: 1261 | Yorke Peninsula

Located 197 kilometres west of Adelaide and 88 metres above sea level, Minlaton is the main...

Port Victoria, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

Port Victoria

Urban

Population: 316 | Yorke Peninsula

Anyone with a love for the sea and its history must visit Port Victoria, the last...

Port Vincent, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

Port Vincent

Urban

Population: 490 | Yorke Peninsula

Port Vincent is well known as a holiday playground and is an ideal location for fishing,...

Stansbury, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

Stansbury

Urban

Population: 543 | Yorke Peninsula

Stansbury sits on the pristine sheltered waters of Oyster Bay in Gulf St Vincent, against a...

Warooka, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

Warooka

Urban

Population: 198 | Yorke Peninsula

Situated 228 kilometres west of Adelaide, Warooka is a small town known as the gateway to...

Yorketown, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

Yorketown

Urban

Population: 680 | Yorke Peninsula

Yorketown is at a junction of five roads leading to other towns all the same distance...

Agery

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Arthurton

Locality

Population: 390 | Yorke Peninsula

Balgowan, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

Balgowan

Locality

Population: 312 | Yorke Peninsula

Once a busy little shipping port, Balgowan is now a small fishing community and popular holiday...

Black Point, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

Black Point

Locality

Population: 194 | Yorke Peninsula

Black Point boasts one of the most gorgeous stretches of coastline anywhere in South Australia. Traditional...

Bluff Beach

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Brentwood

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Pelicans, Chinaman Wells, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

Chinaman Wells

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Chinaman Wells is a quiet holiday settlement located on the western coastline of Yorke Peninsula, overlooking...

Clinton

Locality

Population: 366 | Yorke Peninsula

Corny Point, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

Corny Point

Locality

Population: 491 | Yorke Peninsula

Sitting on the north west tip of Yorke Peninsula, Corny Point is a comfortable three hour...

Couch Beach

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Cunningham

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Curramulka, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

Curramulka

Locality

Population: 437 | Yorke Peninsula

The small township of Curramulka is located 186 kilometres from Adelaide, and is part of a...

Dowlingville

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Foul Bay

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Hardwicke Bay, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

Hardwicke Bay

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Beautiful pristine sandy beaches, perfect for young children, make Hardwicke Bay irresistible to holidaying families, retirees...

Honiton

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Emus at Inneston, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

Inneston

Locality

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Spend the night in a ghost town! In the heart of Innes National Park are the...

James Well, Yorke Peninsula

James Well

Locality

Population: 63 | Yorke Peninsula

James Well is a small coastal settlement just south of Ardrossan. Overlooking beautiful Gulf St Vincent,...

Kainton

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Koolywurtie

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Marion Bay, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

Marion Bay

Locality

Population: 241 | Yorke Peninsula

Situated on the 'foot' of Yorke Peninsula, Marion Bay is the gateway to Innes National Park....

Nalyappa

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Petersville

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Pine Point, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

Pine Point

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On a rise overlooking the bay of Port Alfred and with the sweep of Black Point...

Point Pearce

Locality

Population: 118 | Yorke Peninsula

Point Souttar

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Point Turton, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

Point Turton

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Point Turton overlooks the beautiful blue waters and white beaches of stunning Hardwicke Bay where the...

Port Arthur

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Port Giles

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Port Julia

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Port Julia is a peaceful seaside destination located just off the main highway between Black Point...

Port Moorowie

Locality

Population: 159 | Yorke Peninsula

Port Rickaby, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

Port Rickaby

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Situated on the western side of Yorke Peninsula, with the Spencer Gulf lapping its shores, Port...

Price, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

Price

Locality

Population: 470 | Yorke Peninsula

Like so many Yorke Peninsula towns, Price has a character of its own. Located just seven...

Ramsay

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Rogues Point

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Sandilands

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Sheaoak Flat

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South Kilkerran

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Stenhouse Bay, Innes National Park, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

Stenhouse Bay

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The southernmost settlement on Yorke Peninsula, Stenhouse Bay located 284 kilometres from Adelaide is the entry...

Sultana Point

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Sunnyvale

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The Pines

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crabbing, Tiddy Widdy Beach, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

Tiddy Widdy Beach

Locality

Population: 193 | Yorke Peninsula

Tiddy Widdy Beach is a small settlement, just to the north of Ardrossan on the eastern...

Urania

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Wauraltee

Locality

Population: 266 | Yorke Peninsula

Weetulta, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

Weetulta

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Weetulta is located inland on the Spencer Gulf Highway between Maitland and Moonta. It's around a...

White Hut

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Winulta

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Wool Bay, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

Wool Bay

Locality

Population: 608 | Yorke Peninsula

Named Wool Bay because it had a cutting in the cliff wide enough to roll a...

Yorke Valley

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