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Yorke Peninsula

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Paskeville is famed as the host town for the Yorke Peninsula Field Days, held biennally in September in odd-numbered years. This event is the oldest in Australia having commenced in 1895 and one of the biggest, exhibiting millions of dollars worth of farm machinery. Previously named Community Event of the Year it has been inducted into the SA Great Regional Awards Hall of Fame. The field days also offer fantastic food and entertainment and a chance to mix with the locals.

Paskeville is a small town and the gateway to Yorke Peninsula's Copper Coast. Located 131 kilometres from Adelaide and less than half an hour from such popular seaside resorts as Moonta Bay and Wallaroo. It is a reception point for the farming community's grain deliveries of mainly wheat and barley. The Copper Coast Information Bay gives an introduction to the area.

It is just a 19km drive west to the peninsula's largest town and business hub, Kadina. A product of the copper mining boom in the mid-19th century when thousands of Cornish miners flocked to the pitheads. Kadina co-hosts the biennial Kernewek Lowender, one of the largest Celtic festivals held outside the United Kingdom.

Yorke Peninsula is one of South Australia's most popular holiday destinations. It offers plenty of seaside accommodation, swimming beaches, fishing, walking trails and more.


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