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.

Quick Facts

The Yorke Peninsula area is a local government area (LGA) in South Australia. This area is home to 57 locations and/or suburbs which you can explore in more detail by selecting from the list  below. The Yorke Peninsula area is located approximately kms from the capital Adelaide.

If you are planning a visit to this area we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one ofthe buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know the area and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.

Yorke Peninsula

Area District Council
Ardrossan, Yorke Peninsula

Ardrossan

Urban

Population: 1167 | Yorke Peninsula

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

coobowie

Coobowie

Urban

Population: 247 | Yorke Peninsula

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

Edithburgh, Yorke Peninsula

Edithburgh

Urban

Population: 516 | Yorke Peninsula

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

Maitland, Yorke Peninsula

Maitland

Urban

Population: 1263 | Yorke Peninsula

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

Minlaton, Yorke Peninsula

Minlaton

Urban

Population: 1099 | 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: 352 | 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: 514 | 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: 648 | 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: 348 | 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: 969 | Yorke Peninsula

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

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

Stenhouse Bay

Place Of Interest

Yorke Peninsula

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

Agery

Rural

Population: 96 | Yorke Peninsula

Arthurton

Rural

Population: 148 | Yorke Peninsula

Balgowan, Yorke Peninsula

Balgowan

Rural

Population: 71 | Yorke Peninsula

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

beachport

Black Point

Rural

Population: 48 | Yorke Peninsula

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

Bluff Beach

Rural

Population: 31 | Yorke Peninsula

Brentwood

Rural

Population: 77 | Yorke Peninsula

Chinaman Wells, Yorke Peninsula

Chinaman Wells

Rural

Population: 5 | Yorke Peninsula

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

Port Clinton, Yorke Peninsula

Clinton

Rural

Population: 297 | Yorke Peninsula

Clinton is the northern most town on the east coast of Yorke Peninsula, with wide sandy...

corny point lighthouse

Corny Point

Rural

Population: 105 | Yorke Peninsula

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

Cunningham

Rural

Population: 69 | Yorke Peninsula

Curramulka, Yorke Peninsula

Curramulka

Rural

Population: 305 | Yorke Peninsula

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

Dowlingville

Rural

Population: 48 | Yorke Peninsula

Foul Bay

Rural

Population: 41 | Yorke Peninsula

Hardwicke Bay, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

Hardwicke Bay

Rural

Population: 126 | Yorke Peninsula

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

Honiton

Rural

Population: 40 | Yorke Peninsula

Emus at Inneston, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

Inneston

Rural

Yorke Peninsula

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

James Well, Yorke Peninsula

James Well

Rural

Population: 45 | Yorke Peninsula

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

Kainton

Rural

Population: 55 | Yorke Peninsula

Koolywurtie

Rural

Population: 101 | Yorke Peninsula

Marion Bay, Yorke Peninsula

Marion Bay

Rural

Population: 172 | Yorke Peninsula

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

Nalyappa

Rural

Population: 17 | Yorke Peninsula

Petersville

Rural

Population: 68 | Yorke Peninsula

Pine Point, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

Pine Point

Rural

Population: 87 | Yorke Peninsula

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

Point Pearce

Rural

Population: 91 | Yorke Peninsula

Point Souttar

Rural

Population: 29 | Yorke Peninsula

Point Turton, Yorke Peninsula

Point Turton

Rural

Population: 333 | Yorke Peninsula

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

Port Arthur

Rural

Population: 3 | Yorke Peninsula

Port Julia, Yorke Peninsula

Port Julia

Rural

Population: 42 | Yorke Peninsula

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

Port Moorowie

Rural

Population: 65 | Yorke Peninsula

Port Rickaby, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

Port Rickaby

Rural

Population: 55 | Yorke Peninsula

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

Price, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

Price

Rural

Population: 190 | Yorke Peninsula

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

Ramsay

Rural

Population: 76 | Yorke Peninsula

Rogues Point

Rural

Population: 28 | Yorke Peninsula

Sandilands

Rural

Population: 107 | Yorke Peninsula

Sheaoak Flat

Rural

Population: 29 | Yorke Peninsula

South Kilkerran

Rural

Population: 54 | Yorke Peninsula

Sultana Point

Rural

Population: 23 | Yorke Peninsula

Sunnyvale

Rural

Population: 40 | Yorke Peninsula

The Pines

Rural

Population: 111 | Yorke Peninsula

crabbing, Tiddy Widdy Beach, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

Tiddy Widdy Beach

Rural

Population: 179 | Yorke Peninsula

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

Urania

Rural

Population: 54 | Yorke Peninsula

Wauraltee

Rural

Population: 56 | Yorke Peninsula

Weetulta, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

Weetulta

Rural

Population: 74 | Yorke Peninsula

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

White Hut

Rural

Population: 18 | Yorke Peninsula

Winulta

Rural

Population: 31 | Yorke Peninsula

Wool Bay, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

Wool Bay

Rural

Population: 138 | Yorke Peninsula

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

Yorke Valley

Rural

Population: 24 | Yorke Peninsula