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.

  • Walk the Yorke. A free overview map is available here. Or you can purchase one of the 10 detailed topographical maps by calling Yorke Peninsula Council on 8832 0000.

  • Come face to face with a dinosaur! A free and interactive exhibition with dinosaur related activities – at the Maitland Information Centre 

  • 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 tide, in months that have an 'r'.Ardrossan-crabbing RockyTravelBlog

  • Turn off the Yorke Highway, just past Ardrossan, at the Dolomite Mine Lookout and see the workings of the mine on one side and spectacular views of the coast on the other.

  • Learn more about the ancient glacial rocks found on the northern side of the marina at Port Vincent.

  • Sit quietly in the Coobowie Bird Hide – 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 at the Edithburgh Tidal Pool. 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 Reserve - fabulous spot for 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

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

  • Visit Innes National Park and see if you can spot a rare Tammar Wallaby or explore the ruins and restored buildings of the historic town of Inneston.BerryBay-dolphins IanShaw

  • 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, which was once the site of volcanoes and earthquakes. The trail starts at the jetty and winds its way towards Rifle Butts Beach.

  • Get up close with a cuddly alpaca! Visit Alpacas Chaparral just north of Minlaton, or visit  Barachel Alpacas, near the Port Giles silos. Both have fabulous alpaca products for sale.

  • 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.

  • 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 one of the Peninsula's libraries. Find out more here.

  • Play some beach games or just enjoy the out of doors. You can 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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