Yorke Peninsula

Yorke Peninsula

Yorke Peninsula - South Australia

The Yorke Peninsula is one of South Australia's most popular holiday destinations featuring historic towns, postcard perfect landscapes, fresh seafood and sandy beaches. Divers are keen to join the activity under the ocean where many shipwrecks came to their demise along the treacherous coast. The region is brimming with history and an abundance of native plants and wildlife surrounded by the visually spectacular backdrop of ranges, parks and coastline.

Ardrossan is a haven for locals and visitors who enjoy the delicacy of Blue Swimmer Crabs. Drop a net in the prolific waters off the jetty and drag in your catch for the day. The quiet fishing village of Edithburgh enjoyed days as the third busiest port in South Australia and was once a significant supplier of salt to South Australia with almost 200 lakes, most of which are salt.

Kadina plays host to the world's largest Cornish Festival, held every two years on uneven numbers since 1973, due to the large number of Cornish immigrants recruited to work in the copper mines. Geographically the heart of the Yorke Peninsula, Maitland resembles a mini Adelaide with a similar layout deliberately designed to reflect the state's capital city. Consequently, the town boasts a brilliant blend of straight streets and lush parklands.

The pretty township of Minlaton boasts wide streets and golden farmland, advocating itself as "The Barley Capital of the World". Port Broughton is a major port for fishing and is nestled on a quiet inlet on Spencer Gulf where Blue Swimmer Crabs are front and centre on restaurant menu's. This Yorke Peninsula holiday town is just the remedy for relaxation and indulging in the spoils of fine food both local and from surrounding areas, offering a delicious throng of sensations.

Port Victoria proudly declares itself as 'the last of the Windjammer ports' as it was once a major port for grain exports swarming with ships of all sizes, including the mammoth Windjammers. The ideal climate in Stansbury is reflected in the flock of water lovers that embrace the prospect of serene leisure, enjoying beach activities such as diving, swimming and water skiing. Quietly nestled on the dazzling waters of Oyster Bay in St Vincent Gulf, Stansbury enjoys a visually spectacular backdrop of Norfolk Pines.

Wallaroo is a deep sea port and home to one of the most popular fishing jetty's in South Australia. Yorketown sits at the junction of of five roads to other towns and is named after the peninsula itself.