Yorke Peninsula - Getting Here and Around
Within easy reach
An easy 60 minute drive north from Adelaide is Port Wakefield. This is where you can start exploring the Yorke Peninsula.
For the ideal South Australian holiday experience, simply bring your own vehicle (or hire one for the trip). The driving is easy and best of all there are no traffic lights. Towns and attractions are close to each other, so travel is leisurely.
Take it easy
Travel at your own pace and stop when you want to take in the sights. Fuel is available in most towns, as well as snacks and travel essentials. Be mindful that petrol stations close early in these areas, usually around 5pm or 6pm.
Why not try the Yorke Peninsula top-to-toe self drive itinerary? Over four days, discover stunning beaches, friendly coastal towns, spectacular national parks and historic mining villages.
Travel by coach
Two daily bus services leave the Adelaide Central Bus Station on Franklin Street. Yorke Peninsula Coaches run two services. One services the northern part of the peninsula, including the Copper Coast. The other stops at all major towns from Port Wakefield to Yorketown. An inter-town route also connects towns in the southern part of the region.
Copper Triangle cabs
Yorke Peninsula is too far from Adelaide to make taxi transport a practical option. The Copper Triangle Taxi Service in Kadina, however, services Yorke Peninsula seven days a week. In addition to standard cabs, it offers wheelchair access and a small bus passenger vehicle for up to 11 people.
Travelling between the Yorke Peninsula and Eyre Peninsula
If you want to travel between the Yorke Peninsula and Eyre Peninsula, take the ferry. Sea SA's Aurora V passenger ferry takes just over two hours to cross the Spencer Gulf. Hop on at Wallaroo on the Yorke Peninsula or Lucky Bay (near Cowell) on the Eyre Peninsula.
Travel with or without your car. Bikes are also permitted. Enjoy food on-board from the café and movies on the plasma screen.
It's a great way to relax and see the Spencer Gulf.
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