Distance: 37.8km (9 hours 28 minutes)

The starting point for this section of the trail is in the main car park. As you leave Port Moorowie, the trail separates the walkers and the cyclists, with the first part of the trail being great for spotting wildflowers.

Walking along the coast, you will pass the Mozzie Flat Shelter, Sturt Bay and eventually reach Point Davenport Conservation Park.

The Conservation Park of 242 hectares was proclaimed in 1987, and is located on a promontory separating Foul Bay from Sturt Bay. It is an area of high biodiversity with a range of habitats including beaches and foredunes, and an estuary that is listed as a nationally important wetland. The park borders a swamp fringed by Paperbark Tea-trees.

The distance from Port Moorowie to Point Davenport is 19.9km (5 hours).

After leaving Point Davenport, walkers and cyclists join up again at the intersection of South Coast Road, Wild Dog Hill Road and Nugent Road before heading into Foul Bay. This section is a distance of 17.9km (4hours 29 Minutes).

The story is that Foul Bay got its name when the explorer Matthew Flinders couldn't find an anchorage for the Investigator, and decided to condemn the place forever. In reality it's a beautiful 16km beach where the fishing is great and your campsite has guaranteed water views.

Along this section of the trail, there are shelters located at Mozzie Flat, Sturt Bay and Foul Bay.  These shelters have seating and a small water tank attached.

Please refer to our Trail Notes for further information. 

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

Visitor Information

Yorke Peninsula Council acknowledges the Narungga (traditionally spelled Nharangga) people, the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Yorke Peninsula and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
Yorke Peninsula Visitor Information
8 Elizabeth Street, Maitland, South Australia 5573
T: 1800 202 445   E: info@visityorkepeninsula.com.au


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