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Moonta Bay Jetty, Yorke Peninsula

The Yorke Peninsula Family Getaway Guide

Just over two hours away from Adelaide, the Yorke Peninsula’s gentle sandy shores and vibrant coastal towns and are perfect for family getaways.

What to do

Run free in gigantic, lush national parks or down kilometres of beautiful, secluded coast. Explore shipwrecks, lighthouses, seaside towns and swim in crystal-clear, aquamarine waters.

Top picks

Swim, splash and slide at Moonta Bay's Splash Town water park.
Swim, fish and spend a day at the beach at Moonta Bay.
Swim, spot wildlife and walk the trails of Innes National Park.
Fish and swim at Wallaroo.
Swim at Shell Beach.
Escape to your very-own private island at Troubridge Island and lighthouse.
Visit Corny Point Lighthouse.
Visit Cape Spencer Lighthouse.
Step back in time and discover Inneston Village and Historic Walk.
Learn the secrets of the famous Ethel Beach ship wreck.

Cape Spencer Lighthouse, Yorke Peninsula

Cape Spencer Lighthouse, Yorke Peninsula.

Where to eat and drink

Whether you’re looking for a hearty pub meal, quick coffee or sit-down seafood dinner, you’ll find plenty of family-friendly dining options on the Yorke Peninsula.

Top picks

Stansbury Dalrymple Hotel, Stansbury, famous for its fresh oysters and sizable steaks.
Inland Sea Restaurant, Warooka, specialising in locally caught crayfish, snapper and whiting.
Moonta Hotel, Moonta, boasting a rich history dating back to 1863.

Yorke Valley Hotel, Maitland, known locally as one of the best pubs on the Yorke Peninsula.
Marie's Delights, Yorketown, offering loads of sweets, pastries, jams, chocolates and cookies.
Marion Bay Tavern, Marion Bay, a jack-of-all-trades with a fully licensed restaurant, bar, courtyard dining, a-la-carte menu and wood fired pizza menu.
Coffee Barn Gelateria, Moonta, set on 27 acres of historical mining country and makes superb gelato and gelato cakes on the premises. 

Marion Bay Tavern, Yorke Peninsula

Digging in at Marion Bay Tavern, Yorke Peninsula.

Where to stay

The Yorke Peninsula is one of South Australia’s most popular family holiday destinations. Stay in a caravan park, villa, motel, hotel or even hire a house.

Top picks

Moonta Bay Caravan Park, Moonta.
Yondah Beach House, Foul Bay.
Stansbury Holiday Motel, Stansbury.
Marion Bay Caravan Park. Marion Bay.
Marion Bay Holiday Villas, Marion Bay.
Redwing Farmstay, Weetulta.

Credit: Yondah Beach House, Yorke Peninsula

Credit: Yondah Beach House, Yorke Peninsula.


Want more? See our full Yorke Peninsula guide for food and wine suggestions, more accommodation options, tours and charters, maps and brochures and what’s on.

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