Distance: 32.8km (8 hours 12 minutes)

The trail starts just near the Port Wakefield Caravan Park, in Railway Reserve. Follow the signs north and walk along the edge of Clinton Conservation Park.

This section of the trail can be broken in to two sections – Port Wakefield to Port Arthur, which is 15km (3 hours 45 minutes), or Port Arthur to Port Clinton, a distance of 18km (4 hours 27 minutes).

Clinton Conservation Park is part of the Samphire Coast, a haven for migratory birds because of the unique ecosystems contained within the mangroves. The conservation park covers an area of almost 400 hectares and is an important breeding ground for some spectacular marine life.

Port Arthur provides an overnight stay area for travellers, but was once an important port servicing the town of Arthurton.

From Port Arthur rest area the trail heads inland for a short distance, providing an opportunity to take in the views of the Hummocks and Gulf St Vincent. As you head up the hill, look out for the old Port Arthur grain holding shed, as well as sheep troughs and dams created by our early settlers.

There is a shelter with seating and a small water tank at Kelly Hill Road, near Port Arthur.  

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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