There’s a good reason you don’t care if you get a little sand on the floor of a holiday shack on Yorke Peninsula. It’s because when you’re on a shack holiday, you don’t have a care in the world.
Find the magic, and be carefree, on Yorke Peninsula.
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, crayfish or scallops plucked fresh from the sea. Try your luck at catching your own fish from a jetty.
Eat Local SA
Eat Local SA
Eat like a local on the Yorke Peninsula with locally caught seafood and a cold beer - made from locally-grown barley. Eat Local is an easy way for you to eat and buy authentic South Australian food. Look for the Eat Local signs or visit Eat Local SA.
A shipwreck coast
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". You'll find barley from the Yorke Peninsula in most glasses of Australian beer. The region's rich limestone soil makes it some of the best farmland in Australia.
Camping in the wilderness
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. There are campsites dotted around the region, as well as throughout Innes National Park.
You can spend your nights in a holiday home, caravan park or out camping. You'll find something for every budget and holiday plan.
To find out more, 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. They sell goodies to take home too!
From the Hummock Ranges in the east, across to Port Broughton in the north, Yorke Peninsula is the traditional home of the Adjahdura people. You can still find artefacts in various townships, including Tiddy Widdy Beach, Moonta Bay, Point Pearce and Point Yorke. Take the Aboriginal Cultural Tour if you would like to know more about the area's indigenous inhabitants.
Yorke Peninsula is full of surprises. In 1919, World War One pilot and aviation pioneer, Captain Harry Butler, made the first airmail flight from Adelaide to the Yorke Peninsula. He was the first man to fly across St Vincent Gulf and the first 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.
Get information on the Yorke Peninsula's delicious seafood, Home Grown Trail, events, surf, sun and sand. See why the Yorke Peninsula is one of South Australia’s most popular holiday spots. Find out more and plan your next holiday with the Yorke Peninsula Visitor Guide.
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Things to do
Here are some great ideas for you to try while you’re in the area.
There are plenty of events on in the Yorke Peninsula. Here are some ideas you might like.