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Yorke Peninsula Council's Walk the Yorke Trail

 

WTY LicencedUse EarthArt Troubridge DriveMeander 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 Trail, telling the stories of the local area.  A number of Progress Associations and school students have been involved in the design of these signs. The Nharangga people have also provided some of their Dreaming stories, providing a fascinating insight into their culture.

 For more detailed notes on various sections of the walk please visit the Trail Notes page.

 

Rogues Point to Pine Point

Please note: a small section of trail approximately 1.5km south of Rogues Point and 3.5km north of Pine Point across Crown Land is yet to have a formed trail constructed. This section is planned for completion in the near future. The remainder of the section between Ardrossan and Pine Point remains accessible. In order to complete this section, cyclists will need to divert to the Yorke Highway between Rogues Point and Pine Point. Walkers may choose to continue along the trail between the two towns, however when the formed trail ceases will need to follow the fence line until the formed trail recommences. This unformed section is estimated to be 1.8 kilometres and does contain some gully crossings.

Innes National Park - shared trail

There is a section of shared trail through Innes National Park, beginning from the Pondalowie Surf Break car park.  This section of the track follows the gravel road through to Browns Beach and the start of the Gym Beach Hiking Trail – a distance of 7.8km. Vehicle traffic is limited to 40km/h, but walkers should be wary of traffic, especially during busy periods. There is no footpath, and sometimes the dense roadside vegetation and steep road sides can prevent walkers from quickly getting off the roadway.  Alternative routes for walkers are currently under investigation.

 

 

See Walk the Yorke on YouTube.

 

To find out more about the trail, contact Yorke Peninsula Visitor Centre on 1800 202 445.  To contact Friends of Walk the Yorke, telephone Celia Manning on 0437 616 395. Any maintenance issues should be reported to your nearest Council office.

Before you head out on any walking or cycling trip, do let a family member, a friend or a responsible person know where you are going and when you intend to return.

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, contact Yorke Peninsula Visitor Centre or call in and pick up a brochure. 

 

Click here to view an overall map of the walk.

Maps of the different sections can be found here.

 

This Trail is provided for your enjoyment and should only be used for appropriate purposes. Trail users should be adequately prepared with relevant information and maps.  These maps are available at Yorke Peninsula Visitor Centre. Trail conditions may vary from time to time, and trail users are advised to check weather conditions prior to leaving. Please use caution at all times when using this trail.

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

 

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Yorke Peninsula Information Centre
29 Main Street Minlaton South Australia
T: 1800 202 445
E: info@visityorkepeninsula.com.au

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