Wander the Yorke Peninsula
If you love the outdoors, then the Yorke Peninsula has 700km of coastline to play with – and from Adelaide you only need to drive for just over an hour to reach it. At the southern tip of the peninsula, the Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park is a paradise for nature lovers.
Fishing, swimming, surfing and hiking are the order of the day in this protected area home to kangaroos, emus and other native wildlife. Whether you drive in for a day of bushwalking or spend a weekend camping near the beach, keep watch for the 120 species of bird that live here, including ospreys, western whipbirds and hooded plovers. While you’re exploring the park, don’t miss seeing the Cape Spencer Lighthouse and the eerie remains of the Ethel shipwreck.
Outside of the national park, have fun exploring the towns and villages dotted throughout the peninsula. The small town of Minlaton is known for its barley production, so it’s unsurprising the town has a popular brewery.
In Arthurton, Sunny Hill Distillery makes use of locally-grown wheat to create the award-wining vodka served in its welcoming tasting room. In Wallaroo, the Bond Store is a restaurant, microbrewery and distillery all in one. Book in for the Brewer for a Day experience to learn all about the craft of brewing from the masters.
By night, the Yorke Peninsula has some phenomenal places to stay. From rustic farm stays in shearer’s quarters, to upscale beach houses and family-friendly caravan parks, unwinding after a day of exploration and discovery is every bit a part of the Yorke Peninsula’s charm.