Destination Info

Port Julia

Yorke Peninsula

ATDW pixel
Port Julia is a peaceful seaside destination located just off the main highway between Black Point and Port Vincent. It was first known as Curramulka Harbour as it served as a port by the farmers near Curramulka, with the first ketch docking around 1878.

Although the port and jetty trade have now ceased, the town remains popular with holidaymakers. Visitors can enjoy the boat ramp, jetty, and swimming beach. The natural bush setting provides a home to a wide variety of birds and animals, making it a haven for nature lovers. Additionally, there are some excellent walking trails along the coastline.

Activities to indulge in at Port Julia include exploring the famous "Walk The Yorke" fishing, and crabbing. The place is particularly renowned as a hotspot for anglers and crabbers, especially during the crabbing season, which falls on the months with an 'R' in them.

One thing to note is that Port Julia lacks any shopping facilities or services within the town itself. However, visitors can find what they need just a short drive away in places like Port Vincent to the south and Pine Point and Ardrossan to the north.

An iconic feature of Port Julia is the 1913 Port Julia jetty and goods shed, both of which have withstood the test of time and are now listed as heritage sites, preserving their historical significance.

As for accommodation options, tourists have the choice of self-contained holiday houses or opting for overnight camping at the community oval, specifically designed for self-contained vans and RVs.


Sign up for our newsletter and get top stories, exclusive offers, events and free travel inspiration straight to your inbox!

Newsletter signup