Just over an hour’s drive away from Adelaide and home to a whopping 700 kilometres of pristine coast, the Yorke Peninsula is one of South Australia’s most accessible seaside escapes. Spend your days swimming, surfing, fishing, camping and bush walking with our three-day Yorke Peninsula itinerary.
ARRIVE AT HILLOCKS OCEAN POD
Hillocks Ocean Pod, Yorke PeninsulaHillocks Ocean Pod, Yorke Peninsula
Just a three-and-a-half-hour drive away from Adelaide, Hillocks Ocean Pod is a deluxe seaside cabin, surrounded by coastal bush, with uninterrupted views of Butler’s Beach and Hillocks Point. Watch whales pass by your dining room window (during winter months) and be lulled to sleep by the sounds of the surf. The sunsets you’ll see will be nothing short of spectacular.
SPEND THE DAY EXPLORING INNES NATIONAL PARK
Innes National Park, Yorke PeninsulaInnes National Park, Yorke Peninsula
Located at the southern tip of the Yorke Peninsula, Innes National Park is a natural playground, brimming with beautiful beaches, outstanding surf and dramatic cliffs. You could easily spend a day exploring without seeing another soul. Must-visit spots are Ethel Beach, Dolphin Bay and Cape Spencer Lighthouse. See our top 5 Yorke Peninsula beaches for more.
DIG INTO DINNER AT THE MARION BAY TAVERN
Quieten your rumbling stomach just seven minutes’ drive away at the Marion Bay Tavern. Here, you’ll find all the local seafood staples, paired with a fine wine bar and wood fired pizza menu.
BE A DECKIE FOR THE DAY WITH PACIFIC ESTATE OYSTERS
Yorke Peninsula oystersYorke Peninsula oysters
Departing directly from the Stansbury Boat Ramp, Pacific Estate Oysters’ Deckie for the Day experience allows you to live life as a salty sea dog aboard a fully-functioning oyster boat. Journey out to oyster leases, learn the tricks of the trade and devour oysters plucked fresh from the sea.
LEARN TO SURF WITH NEPTUNE’S SURF COACHING
Pondalowie Bay, Yorke PeninsulaPondalowie Bay, Yorke Peninsula
Operating from the stunning shores of Corny Point, Neptune’s Surf Coaching offers tailored surfing lessons for all experience levels. Contact the team for private sessions, group sessions or advanced sessions.
ENJOY A SEAFOOD DINNER AT CAFÉ CAPELLA’S
After a day immersed in the Yorke Peninsula’s sun and surf, tuck into some comfort food at Moonta’s Café Capella’s. Take your pick from a range of traditional pasta dishes, pizzas and fresh seafood.
VISIT BARLEY STACKS WINES
Barley Stacks Wines, Yorke PeninsulaBarley Stacks Wines, Yorke Peninsula
After your oyster expedition, visit Maitland’s Barley Stacks Wines – the first commercial vineyard and winery to be established on the Yorke Peninsula’s traditional Barley Belt. Open daily from 10am, their cellar door offers fantastic tastings and food pairings.
EMBARK ON AN ABORIGINAL CULTURAL TOUR WITH QUENTEN AGIUS
Aboriginal Cultural Tours, Yorke PeninsulaAboriginal Cultural Tours, Yorke Peninsula
Experience the deep spiritual and physical connection Aboriginal people have with their country on an Aboriginal Cultural Tour run by Quenten Agius. Explore the Yorke Peninsula’s rugged earth gorges, pristine untouched beaches and ancient archaeological sites. Share Dreaming and Creation stories that bring the landscape to life, while connecting with nature and the environment.
STOP-OFF AT THE WATSACOWIE BREWING COMPANY
Dolphin Beach, Yorke Peninsula Dolphin Beach, Yorke Peninsula
On the way home, stop-off at Minlaton’s Watsacowie Brewing Company for some outrageously good beer. Sip hand-crafted ale, wine and/or cider while digging into a locally made tasting platter. Stay for a few sips or kick-back on one of the Yorke Peninsula’s beautiful beaches with your own supplies.
Three days is just enough time to soak-up the Yorke Peninsula sun, but there’s so much more to explore. Check out our Yorke Peninsula essentials below and extend your stay.
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