Yorke Peninsula

Narungga country since time immemorial, the boot-shaped Yorke Peninsula has since become a firm favourite with holidaying Adelaideans – it's just under two hours northwest of the city.

For history buffs, the northwestern end of 'Yorkes' 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, and this is still the peninsula's commercial heartland.

In the big-sky peninsula country to the east and south, things are much more agricultural and laid-back, with sleepy holiday towns, isolated Innes National Park, remote surf breaks, ospreys, kangaroos and an empty coastline.

Top attractions

These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Yorke Peninsula.