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Coastal Way - explore our sandy playground

Coastal Way road trip: Explore Yorke Peninsula’s coastal playground

Follow the Coastal Way road trip through Yorke Peninsula, along more than 700 km of coastline.


Kick back in a holiday shack where the beach is literally on your doorstep. Feel the sand between your toes and the salty breeze in your hair. Don’t wonder about the one that got away – it’s waiting at the end of your line on one of Yorke Peninsula’s famous fishing spots. 

If you love the great outdoors, you'll find plenty of camping options on Yorke Peninsula from Innes National Park to conservation parks. There's beachside to bush camping plus 30 caravan parks and five-star holiday retreats for those wanting a bit more luxury. Download the Coastal Way road trip map with suggested stops to discover our sandy playground.

Yorke Peninsula

If you love the great outdoors - the sun, surf and sand - you'll love the Yorke Peninsula's Coastal Way road trip.

Coastal Way road trip map

Coastal Way road trip map

Download the Coastal Way road trip map with suggested stops and must-do experiences.

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Coastal Way road trips highlights:
Walk the Yorke - from Port Wakefield all the way around to Moonta Bay. With more than 500 kilometres of continuous walking and cycling leisure trail at your feet, it’s the best way to discover Yorke Peninsula’s pristine coastline, Find out more and download a map at Walk the Yorke

Adelaide to Ardrossan - 1 hour, 50 minutes.
 Bring a rake and bucket and try some crabbing along the beach. There are plenty of good crab raking areas to the north and south of the town. The Ardrossan Caravan Park also hires crabbing equipment and has good crab cooking facilities for guests to use. Get a birds-eye view of Gulf St Vincent and Australia’s largest dolomite mine from the Arrium Lookout, or check out the collection of tractors, farm machinery and other memorabilia and the Ardrossan Historical Museum.

Ardrossan to Stansbury - 45  minutes.  Stop in at the Port Vincent, which sits on stilts overlooking the beach or be a "deckie for the day" at Pacific Estate Oysters. Shuck and chow down on the freshest oysters you’ll find.  

Stansbury to Edithburgh - 20 minutes. Take a short boat ride from Edithburgh across to Troubridge island - your own private piece of paradise which is home to an historic lighthouse and cottages.

Edithburgh to Inneston, Innes National Park - 1 hour. Soak up the spectacular coastal views, diverse wildlife and much more on the many trails within Innes National Park. Want to stay? Camping and accommodation options are available but must be pre-booked. 

Inneston to Point Pearce, - 1 hour, 30 minutes. Walk in the footsteps of our ancestors,  see and touch the past, and share the stories that bring the landscape to life in this rare insight into the world’s oldest living culture with Aboriginal Cultural Tours and Tourism Australia cultural ambassador Quenten Agius.

Point Pearce to Moonta - 40 minutes. The Coffee Barn Gelateria, Cornish Kitchen and  Splash Town Water Park are just some of the places that make this historical part of the peninsula so much fun. Discover the Moonta Mines Museum and stop at the old fashioned Sweet Shop before embarking on a train ride through the history of the Cornish pioneers. 

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Yorke Peninsula - from coast to coast

Trade city life for dazzling beaches, historic ruins, clifftop walks and sandy coves. Hit the waves at Innes National Park or hit the fairway at Copperclub at The Dunes.

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