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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.