Introducing Yorke Peninsula
A couple of hours west of Adelaide, boot-shaped Yorke Peninsula (better known as 'Yorkes') bills itself as 'Agriculturally Rich − Naturally Beautiful'. It does have a certain agrarian beauty − deep azure summer skies and yellow wheat fields on hazy, gently rolling hills − but if you're looking for cosmopolitan riches and tourist trappings, you won't find much to engage you.
That said, far-flung Innes National Park on the peninsula's southern tip is well worth visiting. The coastline here is gorgeous, with great surf, roaming emus, kangaroos, ospreys and sea eagles, and southern right whales and dolphins cruising by.
For history buffs, the peninsula's north has a trio of towns called the Copper Triangle: Moonta (the mine), Wallaroo (the smelter) and Kadina (the service town). Settled by Cornish miners, this area drove the regional economy following a copper boom in the early 1860s.
Online, see www.yorkepeninsula.com.au.
Yorke Peninsula destination guides
3-Day Small-Group Eco-Tour from Adelaide: Southern Yorke Peninsula
Spectacular coastal scenery, indigenous culture and South Australian wines -- enjoy these special experiences and more on a three-day small-group excursion to the southern Yorke Peninsula from Adelaide. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this three-day small-group tour, limited to 16 people.
Southern Ocean Wildlife Adventure
Get active on South Australia's York Peninsula and get among its beautiful scenery, fascinating native wildlife and plethora of exciting activities on offer. For the adventurous, choose to swim with Great White Sharks and playful sea lions, while those seeking a little rest and relaxation can enjoy calming boat rides and secluded bush walks.