Yorke Peninsula Council's Walk the Yorke Trail

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Meander through samphire flats and mangroves; wander through native vegetation, a haven for bird lovers; spot dolphins having fun playing in the water. The trail includes views from rugged cliffs, strolls along pristine beaches and through secluded coves, windswept sand dunes, and historic lighthouses. It even gives a peek into some of Australia's most productive farming land.  

Today, the trail is virtually complete, with infrastructure including trail markers, bollards, and bench seats. Shelters have rainwater tanks attached and picnic settings are placed in picturesque spots. Interpretive signs have been installed at various locations along the way, telling  stories of the local area.  A number of Progress Associations and school students have been involved in the design of these signs. The Narungga people have also shared some of their Dreaming stories, providing a fascinating insight into their culture.


There are detailed topographical maps for sale, or a simple overall map to get your started. More information available here

Trail Notes

Prior to planning or starting your journey, please view the updated information listed in trail notes


Before starting any walking or cycling trip, please let a family member, a friend or a responsible person know where you are going and when you intend to return. For more information read 'rules of the trail' and 'frequently asked questions'. 


If you have completed all (or even half) of Walk the Yorke, and would like to apply for a certificate as a souvenir, you can download and application form here


Any maintenance issues (not already listed in the trail notes) should be reported to your nearest Yorke Peninsula Council office (Maitland, Minlaton, Yorketown), or by calling 8832 0000 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

More Information

There are a number of walking trails around the Peninsula, and most towns have a trail to follow. For more information on these various trails call into a Yorke Peninsula Council office or visit one of our friendly Yorke Peninsula Council Visitor Information Providers.

See Walk the Yorke on YouTube. 

WTY mapThis project is supported by funding from the Australian Government, the South Australian Government, and Yorke Peninsula Council.


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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