There's nothing quite like fresh air, exercise and family time. You can't beat the fun you have in the outdoors and creating memories that will last a lifetime.  Here are a few suggestions for the whole family to enjoy ...

  • come face to face with a dinosaur! A free and interactive exhibition with dinosaur related activities, goody bags and gifts – at the Maitland Information Centre – open Monday to Friday from 10.00 am until 4.00 pm (except public holidays)

  • catch a delicious blue swimmer crab for dinner – there are many theories but most people say the best time to find crabs is an hour before low tideArdrossan-crabbing RockyTravelBlog

  • turn off the Yorke Highway at the Arrium Dolomite Mine lookout and see the workings of the mine on one side and spectacular views of the coast and the town of Ardrossan on the other

  • learn more about the ancient glacial rocks found on the northern side of the marina at Port Vincent - interpretive signs tell the story of how these granite rocks moved from Victor Harbor in a glacier millions of years ago

  • visit Port Vincent Marine Studies Centre at the local primary school - take a peek beneath the sea with this fascinating display of aquariums depicting species indigenous to the local area

  • sit quietly in the bird hide at Coobowie – the estuary is home to a fascinating array of birdlife; or visit the bird hide just south of Minlaton for a peek at the birds visiting the lake 

  • charter a trip out to Troubridge Island and pretend to be a lighthouse keeper for the day ... you could even stay the night in the lighthouse keepers cottage! 

  • take a dip in the tidal pool at Edithburgh – built in the 1930's to provide a safe swimming environment away from busy shipping at the jetty, it's a great way to cool off

  • go for a snorkel and discover what's hiding beneath the sea

  • stroll through Edithburgh Flora Park – lots of different bird species visit the area making for fabulous bird watching and photographic opportunities

  • visit Wattle Point Wind Farm with 55 turbines – read all about it in the interpretive viewing area south west of Edithburgh on the Sheoak Beach Road

  • go for a drive along the southern coastline where dolphins are often found frolicking near the shore ... keep an eye out for cheeky whales splashing about during winter months

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  • Yorke Peninsula is home to six lighthouses – Troubridge Hill, Troubridge Island, Corny Point, Althorpe Island, West Cape and Cape Spencer ... see if you can find them all

  • visit Innes National Park - see if you can spot a rare Tammar Wallaby; explore the ruins of Inneston, a once thriving mining town; see if you can find an osprey dive into the surf for their dinner; take a picnic to West Cape picnic area and enjoy the spectacular views; catch a fish from Stenhouse Bay jetty, or try out the great salmon fishing at Brown's Beach; see if you can spot a pod of dolphins, a seal, or even a whale

  • Daly Head National Surfing Reserve is the first along Australia's southern coastline to be recognised as a world class surfing location – there's good beach access and clearly defined paths to keep people from trampling the native revegetation project

  • follow the Port Victoria Geology Trail – this now quiet piece of paradise was once the site of volcanoes and earthquakes – the trail starts at the jetty and wends its way towards Rifle Butts Beach

  • get up close and cuddly with an alpaca!  Visit Alpacas Chaparral just north of Minlaton, wander the on farm Gallery and Alpaca Shop and view the beautiful alpaca products available for sale.  Barachel Alpacas is found near the Port Giles silos with an extensive range of alpaca goodies including knitting yarn, quilts, rugs and blankets, and a diverse range of knitwear.

  • Minlaton Fauna Park is home to a number of kangaroos, emus and lots of different birds – sit quietly and the emus will soon come around, especially if you have some stale bread to share

  • visit Minlaton Chocolaterie and enjoy delicious hand made chocolates, made right here on Yorke Peninsula


  • have fun at a playground or skate park – most towns have great areas for kids to play and let off some steam

  • visit Ballywire Farm – a fun filled working farm that rescues animals of all kinds, where you can feed the creatures, browse the second hand shop, have a go at putt putt mini golf, enjoy a pat and cuddle with friendly animals – morning and afternoon teas and light lunches are available - look for the signs from Yorketown or Edithburgh

  • visit one of the Peninsula's libraries – find out more here

  • Walk the Yorke – there are a number of great trails to follow – keep an eye out for the wildlife

  • play some beach games or just enjoy the out of doors - you'll find some great suggestions here



Visitor Information

Yorke Peninsula Visitor Information 
8 Elizabeth Street Maitland South Australia
T: 1800 202 445




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