Stenhouse Bay in the iconic Innes National Park
About the Yorke Peninsula
Located just a 90-minute drive from Adelaide, the Yorke Peninsula is one of South Australia’s most accessible seaside regions.
With a rich cultural history, this unique region is home to agricultural farmland, as well as magnificent beaches, coastal towns, historic mining villages, and spectacular national parks.
The Copper Coast, or Copper Triangle, is comprised of the towns of Wallaroo, Kadina, Moonta, Paskeville, and Port Hughes, and was named because copper was mined in the region in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These towns also had a large Cornish ethnicity, and today, the world’s largest Cornish Festival is still held in the region.
At the turn of the 20th century, many ships also sank along the treacherous coastline of the Peninsula; today, these shipwrecks have become a popular tourist attraction, especially for divers.
With a Mediterranean climate and relaxing lifestyle, the region is home to many outdoor adventures for the whole family, including fishing, boating, surfing, swimming, camping, and bushwalking. The Yorke Peninsula is also home to Australia’s oldest Field Day, a major biennial agricultural event.
Fun Fact: The Yorke Peninsula has over 700 kilometres of coastline!