Marvel at South Australia’s most remarkable offerings as you make your way along the Yorke Peninsula. The peninsula indulges its visitors with some of Australia’s finest beaches, farmland, seafood, fishing, shipwrecks and mining towns. Here is the first step of the journey.
As you make your way out of Adelaide, treat yourself to an early stop in Port Adelaide. Its Cleland Conservation Park will offer you sightings of blue wrens, grey fantail birds, echidnas and perhaps even one of the endangered southern brown bandicoots.
Next up is the South Australian Maritime Museum – the oldest maritime collection in Australia. Established in 1872, the museum details the histories of more than 850 shipwrecks that line South Australia’s coast.
Heading up north around Gulf St Vincent, you’ll arrive in Port Wakefield. While in the area, be sure to stop in at the Salt of the Earth Café and Gallery. Located in a heritage-listed building, the café offers gourmet food, a warm atmosphere and excellent coffee. Step back in time on the Port Wakefield Historic Walk, and discover historic railways, banks, cottage hospitals and war memorials. Stay a little longer so you can make the best of the Port Wakefield Caravan Park; with a saltwater swimming pool, boat ramp, barbecue, tennis courts and playground, it’s a holiday getaway in itself.
Sidle up to Ardrossan and try your hand at crabbing – with loads of crab-raking areas, equipment and cooking facilities, it makes for a fun (and certainly rewarding) holiday activity.