Port Hughes on the Yorke Peninsula. Pic: southaustralia.com

A few sunny days in a stretch and a clear forecast should be the only excuse required for Adelaide residents to start planning a sneaky Yorke Peninsula sojourn.

The long sandy peninsula is less than 200km from Adelaide CBD and is one of South Oz’s premier destinations for a seaside summer session.

Hemmed in by St Vincent Gulf to the east and Spencer Gulf to the west, this little patch of paradise boasts some 700km of coastline ripe for exploration.

Riddled with a labyrinth of beach runs and inland tracks, plus a blush of sandy campsites, you won’t run out of new spots to seek out. This part of the world is renowned as a seafood hotspot, so if you’re partial to wetting a line, you’ll want to make sure to pack the fishing gear and factor in a few surf casting sessions.


4WDING: Beach runs are the name of the game. You can get some sand between your tread at Point Hughes, Balgowan, Foul Bay and between Point Victoria and Point Rickaby. If you’re feeling dangerous, head over to Gleesons Landing where you can tear it up in the dunes.

FISHING: You’d be mad not to at least have a cast down here over summer, as these waters are teaming with some of the tastiest table fish anywhere. King George whiting are numero uno for beach and small boat fishos, while southern calamari squid are a safe bet when flinging prawn jigs from the peninsula’s long jetties.


LOCATION: Barely 200km west of Adelaide, visitors are blessed with 700km of coastline to explore.

CAMPING: Gleesons Landing and Burners Beach campgrounds are both equipped with toilet blocks and picnic tables. More basic campsites are located at the Gap, the Bamboos, Tiparra Rocks, Wauraltee Beach and Barkers Rocks.

Camping permits must be acquired to camp anywhere on the peninsula and are available by phoning the Yorke Peninsula Visitors Centre on 1800 202 445.

FUEL is available at Adelaide, Wallaroo and Moonta.

MORE INFO is available at www.yorkepeninsula.com.au

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