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Distance: 30.7km (7 hours 41 minutes)

The trail starts at the end of Edith Street, near the jetty. Looking out to sea, you will see Troubridge Island and the distinctive red and white lighthouse. Troubridge Island, a fragile sand island, is an important breeding habitat, and is home to a large colony of little penguins. Thousands of migratory birds visit the island each year. Access to the park is by permit only, but it is possible to rent the lighthouse keeper's cottage. For more information contact Troubridge Island Hideaway on 8852 6290.

Heading south from the jetty, follow the Mosaic Trail around to Sultana Point (3.4km – 51 minutes). Local artist Trudie Howith had a vision to mosaic the rocks along the foreshore to add interest to the natural beauty of the walk. This has been achieved with the support of local businesses and community members. Follow the walk and see the many different images created.

From Sultana Point, head along the rugged coastline around the heel to Port Moorowie. As you walk you will see the large wind turbines of Wattle Point Wind farm. Built in 2005, these magnificent turbines make good use of the winds that blow along our coastline!  There is a shelter with seating and a small water tank, located just near the wind farm.

The trail separates for a short distance, with cyclists following the road. There are a couple of campsites along this stretch, Sheoak Beach and Goldsmith Beach. These bush camping sites have no facilities, and a permit is required.

Continue to follow the trail signs around towards Troubridge Hill Lighthouse. This unique building was built with wedge shaped clay bricks, designed to resist high winds and earthquakes.

As you head along the coast and around the foot of the Peninsula, cyclists and walkers part once again for a short length. Joining again, the trail continues into Port Moorowie as a shared walk/cycle trail.

There is a shelter with seating and a small water tank located at Kemp Bay.

 

Walk the Yorke is a linear trail covering approximately 500kms, and all distances mentioned are one way unless otherwise indicated.

Visitor Information Centre

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Yorke Peninsula Information Centre
29 Main Street Minlaton South Australia
T: 1800 202 445
E: info@visityorkepeninsula.com.au

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