Port Wakefield to Port Clinton (33km)

This section of the trail can be broken in to two sections –

Port Wakefield to Port Arthur - 15km

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. 

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 to Port Clinton - 18km

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. 

Note: the times indicated on the topographical maps are estimate walking times only. They have been based on an average walking speed of 4km per hour. However, due to varying terrain (soft sand, steep dunes, etc.) in some sections the average walking speed might possibly drop as low as 2km per hour.  Please base your walking times on your own fitness and ability.

Walk the Yorke is a 500km (approx.) linear trail. 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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