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Close enough to Adelaide for an easy drive, but far enough from the city to feel like an adventure, the Yorke Peninsula is prime road tripping country.

WHAT TO DO

Discover charming coastal towns, relax on pure-white shores and dive into crystal-clear swells. Hunt for treasure in seaside markets, discover shipwrecks, cast a line, or tee-off at golf courses.

Top picks

Step back in time and explore a rich history at the Moonta Mines Museum.

Hunt for treasure on the Copper Coast Op Shops, Second-hand and Antiques trail.

Spend the day surrounded by pure-white sand and lapping waves at West Cape Beach or at our top 5 Yorke Peninsula beaches.

Tee-off at Copperclub Golf Course.

Set-up tent at Burners Beach, Foul Bay, Swincers Rock and Gleesons Landing.

Cast a line with the help of our Yorke Peninsula fishing guide.

Explore the fascinating Ethel Beach shipwreck.

Discover the shipwrecks of the Investigator Strait Shipwreck Trail.

Experience the magic of the Maitland Markets.

WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK

Yorke Peninsula cafes, restaurants and pubs plate-up a range of delicious local produce, including mouth-watering seafood, baked goods, coffee, gelato and, of course, wine.

Top picks

Beach Break Café, Marion Bay, a cafe offering award winning Mahalia Coffee, Minlaton Bakeries' famous pies and pastries and a tasty in-house menu.

Marion Bay Tavern, Marion Bay, a restaurant and wine bar with courtyard dining and an a-la-carte menu.

The Inland Sea Restaurant, Warooka, specialising in locally caught crayfish, snapper, King George whiting and calamari.

The Coffee Barn and Gelateria, Moonta, famous for Italian espresso, hot chocolate, Italian gelato and pancakes.

Barley Stacks Wines, South Kilkerran, the first (and many say, best) commercial vineyard and winery to be established on the traditional barley belt of the Yorke Peninsula.

WHERE TO STAY

Roam free on the Yorke Peninsula with plenty of campsites to choose from. Some require permits like Innes National Park, which has seven campgrounds. Other accommodation options include hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts.

Top picks

Park your van and settle-down at Corny Point or Pondalowie Bay with over 50 campsites.

Wallaroo North Beach Tourist Park, Wallaroo.

Marion Bay Motel, Marion Bay.

Camping at Innes National Park.

Marina Apartments, Wallaroo.

Port Vincent Foreshore Caravan Park, Port Vincent.

Stansbury Foreshore Caravan Park, Stansbury.

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.