Yorke Peninsula Adventure and Outdoors
So much to choose from
Experience the great outdoors in all its wonder. Spend a night under the stars. Yorke Peninsula is home to some beautiful camping locations.
Whether you'd like to stay somewhere with flushing toilets, games rooms and showers or prefer to spend a night roughing it deep in the bush, there are plenty of campsites that will suit your needs. Some require camping permits.
Play a round of golf
Want to work on your handicap? There are a number of golf clubs around the Yorke Peninsula. CopperClub The Dunes Port Hughes Golf Course was designed by world golfing champion Greg Norman. The first nine holes ready to play and are based on a traditional Scottish links layout.
There are 18-hole courses in Ardrossan, Balaklava, Kadina, Maitland, Minlaton, Moonta, Port Broughton, Port Victoria, Port Wakefield, Wallaroo and Warooka. There are nine-hole courses in Curramulka, Edithburgh, Port Vincent, Stansbury, Wool Bay and Yorketown. Alford and Bute also have their own golf clubs and courses. Visitors are welcome!
Join the crowds
During winter, everyone cheers on the local football team. The same thing happens in summer, with cricket as the focus. Most towns have tennis courts if you want to have a bash. You may need to book in advance to organise access.
In most towns, you'll also find a playground or park that will keep the young ones happy for hours.
Victoria Square, in the heart of Kadina, is a great stop for a family barbecue with its playground, historic rotunda and the town's war memorial.
Hiking and bushwalking
Take it at your own pace if sport is not your thing. Head along one of the many walking trails that crisscross the Yorke Peninsula. There is an assortment of trails in Innes National Park. You’ll find others of varying difficulty along the coast and inland.
Ask at the nearby information centre to find out what the locals recommend. Remember to take water with you.
Coastal driving is a breeze on the Yorke Peninsula with towns and attractions situated close together. There are some well-planned scenic drives to explore - from Ardrossan at the top end of the peninsula, down the eastern side to Stansbury and Innes National Park. Then up again through Minlaton and along the western side through Port Victoria and Wallaroo.
Try the Yorke Peninsula Top to Toe self drive itinerary. In just four days, you'll discover stunning beaches, friendly coastal towns, spectacular national parks and historic mining villages. Highlights including Edithburgh and its jetty, which is a divers' paradise; Port Victoria Maritime Museum, Aboriginal Cultural Tours and Moonta Mine Museum.
Dive and surf
Yorke Peninsula is gorgeous under the water. The region is one of South Australia's best diving destinations. Snorkel or scuba dive and see breathtaking native fish and colourful crustaceans.
There are plenty of diving sites around the region. You'll be able to see cuttlefish, leafy sea dragons, Port Jackson sharks and eagle rays. Take in some maritime history, as you float around the wreck of the Zanoni or any of the eight ships near Wardang Island. Follow the .
You'll need a permit from the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources to dive at the Zanoni. There are airfill stations available at the Edithburgh Garage and the Port Victoria Kiosk.
Surfers should head for Corny Point or Innes National Park, where beaches like Chinamans, West Cape, Pondalowie Bay and Trespassers at nearby Point Margaret will satisfy any skill level.
Daly Head is a world-class surfing spot and in January 2013, achieved National Surfing Reserve status - the first along Australia's southern coastline.
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