Distance: 21.6km (5 hours 24 minutes)

From Port Rickaby heading north towards Port Victoria, walkers follow a beach walk for almost the entire stretch. Long deserted beaches, crystal clear waters and coastal sand dunes provide a magnificent experience for those undertaking the walk.

Cyclists will head out from Port Rickaby along the road, turning left at Bamboos Road and following the markers to Wauraltee Beach. Take a break here and enjoy the spectacular views along the beach. Cyclists then head north along Conservation Drive, while walkers continue along the beach. Cyclists and walkers join up just south of Rifle Butts beach, and the trail is shared from here into Port Victoria.

Port Victoria was once the fourth largest port in South Australia, and is known as the 'last of the windjammer ports'. For more than 70 years grain was loaded onto magnificent ships known as windjammers, bound for Europe via Cape Horn. Today this heritage is detailed in the Port Victoria Maritime Museum, housed in the original general cargo store that was built by the jetty in 1878.

There is a shelter with seating and a small water tank located at Wauraltee campground.

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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