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Distance: 21.3km (5 hours 20 minutes)

The shared trail starts near the Port Victoria jetty, and passes through Nharangga Aboriginal Lands and Point Pearce. This area is culturally significant for the Adjahdura people of Yorke Peninsula. For a greater understanding of the Aboriginal history and culture of this region, contact Aboriginal Cultural Tours. Options available include a half day tour of the Aboriginal township of Point Pearce (Bookyanna) with an experienced and knowledgeable Adjahdura guide (traditional owner of the country).

The area around Port Victoria is also home to the Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat, the state animal of South Australia.

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.

Situated off the coast is Wardang Island, also known as Wauraltee Island, a low-lying 20km square island. The island acts as a natural breakwater, protecting the former grain port of Port Victoria and providing a sheltered anchorage. Historically it has been used for mining lime sand and in rabbit disease research. The much smaller Goose Island and the other rocks and islets in the Goose Island Conservation Park lie off the northern end.

Once through the Nharangga Aboriginal Lands, and crossing Chinaman Wells Road, the trail continues as a shared trail through to Balgowan. This small coastal town is a popular fishing spot, with great scenic and unspoilt coastline.

There is a shelter with seating and a small water tank located at Point Pearce, and another is found just north of Balgowan.

 

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

Visitor Information

ASK THE LOCAL EXPERTS
Yorke Peninsula Visitor Information 
18 Main Street Minlaton South Australia
T: 1800 202 445
E: info@visityorkepeninsula.com.au

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