Southern Yorke Peninsula is South Australia’s coastal wilderness playground. Innes National Park and the surrounding area has some of the most spectacular coastal scenery in the world. It has an abundance of wildlife including Emus, Kangaroos, Birds, Dolphins and Whales (in winter). One and a half hours after leaving Adelaide be introduced to the local Aboriginal traditional owners. Explore their ancient landscapes and listen to Dreaming stories and share some of their culture. Come fishing, swim in clear lagoons and try surfing. Walk along deserted beaches with pure white sand and rolling ocean waves that go on forever! In the evenings enjoy the local produce and seafood before settling down for the night in our comfortable coastal accommodation. You will even be able to try some excellent local wines, with a visit to Barley Stacks Winery.
What You'll Get
This is the Yorke Peninsula Tour that has it all! Aboriginal Culture, Wildlife, Beaches, Rugged Cliffs and Coastline, Fishing, Surfing, Spectacular Scenery and even a visit to a local winery.
This tour is great in both summer and winter, with sunny beaches and swimming in the warmer months and amazing rugged coasts, big waves and whale watching in the cooler months.
Yorke Peninsula Tour Highlights
• Aboriginal Guided Walk
• Corny Point Lighthouse
• Spectacular Berry Bay
• Innes National Park
• Stenhouse Bay
• Cape Spencer Lighthouse
• West Cape – Ethel Wreck
• Dolphin Bay
• Beach Fishing
• Optional Surfing
• Dolphin & Whale Watching
• Beach Walking
• Spectacular Views of western Kangaroo Island
• Local History
• Barley Stacks Winery
• Excellent for Photography
See additional info for detailed itinerary.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Day One
- Departing Adelaide, you will be introduced to the Aboriginal history and European settlement of this beautiful city. Heading north along the eastern side of Gulf St Vincent, you will be entertained with stories about our early explorers.
- We will pass the Hummocks, ancient remains of a great mountain range that once dominated the outback. Travelling down the Gulf you will find incredible diversity; from coastal mangroves to one of the richest farming areas in Australia.
- Coffee break is at the Ardrossan Country Bakery, famous for its delicious homemade goodies.
- Walk to Ochre Cliffs and discover coloured clays that have been used in Aboriginal ceremonies for thousands of years. You will be shown things that not many people even know about, including an ancient man-made fish trap made of heavy rocks that the Adjahdura people used for thousands of years.
- Head south down the eastern side of Yorke Peninsula, through one of the best barley growing areas in the world, an essential component of our outstanding local beers. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the cliffs near Troubridge Point before making our way to the clear blue waters of Spencer Gulf.
- Explore beautiful coastal tracks and small fishing villages before leaving our bags at our overnight accommodation. Here is some of the world’s most spectacular coastal scenery. White, sandy beaches that seem to go on forever, rolling surf where pods of dolphins frolic and rugged cliffs of unspoiled beauty in a pristine environment. Kick back and relax with a wholesome meal and sample some the fabulous local seafood.
- Overnight: Holiday Home/Park: The Pines/Corny Point.
- Meals: (L) (D)
- A full day exploring beautiful Innes National Park and the spectacular, wild coastline of Southern Yorke Peninsula. Soaring cliffs and magnificent views over Kangaroo Island; this is a photographers dream! Walk, swim, explore pristine beaches. Come face-to-face with the abundant wildlife.
- Explore the ruins of Inneston, an abandoned gypsum town along the Inneston Historic Walk. Home to around 200 people, Inneston was completely self-sufficient, having its own school, post office, bakery and general store.
- Over 26 shipwrecks lie off this coast. An interpretive maritime trail along the coastline recounts tales of tragedy, bravery and the final agonizing moments before these ships sank beneath the waves. Visit the rusted relic of the park’s most famous wreck, ‘The Ethel’, that sank in 1904 when it ran aground near the beach during a severe storm.
- Take a short walk to the operating lighthouses at Cape Spencer and West Cape. On the horizon is another lighthouse on Althorpe Island Conservation Park. These not only provide safe passage for vessels today, but offer an insight into the area’s maritime heritage.
- This is one of only a few places in the world where living stromatolites are known to exist. These consist of layers of blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria). New layers develop closest to the light, trapping whatever silt may be present. Old layers beneath are impregnated with calcium carbonate and become fossilised. The dome-shaped structures occur at the edges of the salt lakes. Carbon dating indicates some of the stromatolites to be around 3,000 years old.
- At the end of the day capture a magical South Aussie sunset over the ocean.
- Overnight: Holiday Home/Park: The Pines/Corny Point.
- Meals: (B) (L) (D)
- Stroll the spectacular coastline of Spencer Gulf, look for dolphins in the surf or the rare Hooded Plover. Grab a fishing rod (provided) and try the great Australian experience of beach fishing for the sought after King George Whiting.
- Southern Right Whales visit in winter and can be seen from a number of vantage points.
- On our way home visit the Barley Stacks Winery to enjoy the local drop. Established in 1996, this winery is the first commercial vineyard/winery established on the traditional barley belt of Yorke Peninsula, which is renowned for growing the world’s best malting barley. Rich grey soil over limestone, produces the famous barley and also premium quality grapes.
- Arrive Adelaide approximately 5.00pm.
- Meals: (B) (L)
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
- Accommodation as per itinerary
- Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (Adelaide CBD)
- Bottled water
- Coffee and/or Tea
- Carry on bag
- Bag for clothing (stored in trailer)
- Any special medication needs you have
- Toiletries including towels
- Warm clothing including long sleeve tops & pants
- Shorts & t-shirts
- Fly Nets (Snowys stock these)
- Insect Repellent, hat, sunscreen
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Water Bottle
Pickup available at Adelaide CBD Hotels and Hostels
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