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'''Yorke Peninsula''', [[South Australia]].
The Yorke Peninsula [http://www.yorkepeninsula.com.au] begins at the head of the Gulf of St Vincent and to north of the state capital of [[Adelaide]]. It is located to the west of the city of Adelaide between [[Fleurieu Peninsula]] and [[Eyre Peninsula]] in [[South Australia]]. Shaped like a leg, Yorke Peninsula has over 700 km's of coastline and is a distinctive part of South Australia’s coastal landscape. 
==Understand==
Agriculture is big business on Yorke Peninsula, with harvest commencing in November and throughout the summer months. Viterra operates grain receiving depots at [[Bute]], [[Wallaroo]], [[Maitland, South Australia|Maitland]], [[Ardrossan]], and [[Port Giles]]. Ports for exporting grain are located at [[Wallaroo]], [[Ardrossan, South Australia|Ardrossan]] and [[Port Giles]].
===Tourist Informationinformation===* <listing name="" alt="" directions="" address="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></listing>
* <listing name="Copper Coast Visitor Information Centre, Kadina" alt="The Farm Shed Museum &amp; Tourism Centre" directions="" address="50 Moonta Rd, Kadina" phone="National freecall 1800 654 991" email="[email protected]" fax="+61 8 8821 4633" url="http://www.yorkepeninsula.com.au" hours="M-F 9AM-5PM; Sa & Su 10AM-4PM" price=""></listing>
* <listing name="Yorke Peninsula Visitor Information Centre, Minlaton" alt="Harvest Corner Information & Craft" directions="" address="29 Main St, Minlaton, SA 5575" phone="1800 202 445" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="htp://www.yorkepeninsula.com.au" hours="M-F 9AM-5PM; Sa & Su 10AM-4PM" price=""></listing>
==Towns==
*[[Ardrossan, South Australia|Ardrossan]]
*[[Black Point]]
*Coobowie
*[[Edithburgh]]
*[[Kadina]]
*[[Minlaton]]
*[[Moonta|Moonta]]
*Pine Point
*[[Port Broughton]]
*[[Port Hughes]]
Sea SA Car & Passenger Ferries has temporarily suspended all services between [[Wallaroo]] on the Yorke Peninsula and Lucky Bay on the [[Eyre Peninsula]] while a new ferry is constructed. Sea SA plans to resume daily services in early 2011, on the arrival of the new ferry ''Aurora''.
* <listing name="Sea SA Car & Passenger Ferries" alt="" directions="" address="" phone="" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="http://www.seasa.com.au/" hours="" price="">Crossing the Spencer Gulf in just over 2 hours between Wallaroo on the Yorke Peninsula and [[Lucky Bay]] (near Cowell) on the Eyre Peninsula. Services scheduled to commence in early mid 2011. The 56 m ''Aurora'' ferry will carry 85 cars and 300 passengers.</listing> ==Events &amp; festivals== *<do name="Kernewek Lowender" alt="Copper Coast Cornish Festival" address="Kadina, Moonta & Wallaroo" directions="" phone="+61 8 8821 4500" url="http://www.southaustralia.com/9008021.aspx" hours="" price="some free, some charges apply" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]">The world’s largest Cornish Festival is celebrated in South Australia’s Copper Coast every 2 years. Rich in Cornish heritage, the towns of Moonta, Wallaroo and Kadina, known as ‘Australia’s Little Cornwall’, host the week-long Kernewek Lowender – which translates from the Cornish language to English as ‘Cornish Happiness’. Visitors can experience the Cornish impact on this region all-year-round by visiting the Moonta Mines State Heritage area, Wheal Hughes Copper Mine, indulging in a locally baked Cornish Pasty, and much more. The next Kernewek Lowender will be held from the 9th to 15th May 2011.</do> *<do name="Paskeville Field Days" alt="" address="" directions="Paskeville a small town in the north of the Peninsula approximately 20 km east of Kadina on the Copper Coast Highway." phone="+61 8 8827 2040" url="http://www.ypfielddays.com.au/" hours="3 day event held biennially in late September,Tu, Th, Fr: 9AM-5PM" price="Adult:$15.00-(per day), adult:$30.00-(3-day pass), child:$3.00" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]" fax="+61 8 8827 1011">Major focus on agriculture and features extensive displays of the latest agricultural machinery and equipment, technology, information and services in 30 hectare of static displays. This is one of Australia's iconic agricultural field day events and as such is a significant event for the region. It also offers travellers an opportunity to view the people, equipment, agricultural technology and social interactions of this community. Events include sheep dog trials, fashion parades, wool and sheep displays, speaker presentations, quality crafts and extensive farm machinery and general equipment displays. The field days were first held in 1894 to demonstrate agricultural machinery and are Australia's longest running such event. The next field day event is to be held on 27th, 28th and 29th September 2011.</do>
==See==
The Troubridge Island lighthouse was prepared in England and shipped in pieces to Australia and was manned from 1856 to 1981. The island became a conservation park in 1982 when purchased for $42,000 by the South Australian state government. Troubridge Island is accessible by permit only.
* <listing name="Troubridge Island Lighthouse and Conservation park" alt="" address="" directions="By by boat from Edithburgh" phone="" url="http://www.southaustralia.com/9006359.aspx" hours="" price="Permits for access to the park are available from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Yorke District at Innes National Park, ☎ +61 8 8854 3200; or Troubridge Island Charters ☎+61 8 8852 6290" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">The second lighthouse to be built in South Australia, Troubridge Island lighthouse was completed in 1855 and was the first Australian lighthouse to be built of cast iron. After the ship 'Marion' was wrecked on what is now known as Marion Reef, the Government investigated, building a lighthouse on Troubridge Island. The islands 'keepers' cottage is available for short term holiday accommodation.</listing>
* '''Lighthouses'''. The rough seas along the southern coastline of Yorke Peninsula have caused many a shipwrecks, which is why this area has a number of lighthouses. Lighthouses at West Cape [http://www.southaustralia.com/9006363.aspx], Cape Spencer [http://www.southaustralia.com/9006364.aspx], Althorpe Island, Corny Point [http://www.southaustralia.com/9006361.aspx] and Troubridge Point [http://www.southaustralia.com/9006359.aspx] (not to be confused with the more historic lighthouse on Troubridge Island [http://www.southaustralia.com/9006359.aspx]) continue to guide the way for passing boats and sailors to warn them of the dangers.
*<do name="Fishing Charters" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.southaustralia.com/YorkePeninsulaFishingCharters.aspx" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Fishing charters operating throughout Yorke Peninsula including Gulf St Vincent and Spencer Gulf and the deep sea-open waters off the bottom end of the peninsula. Good fishing experiences from boat, shore or jetty.</do>
*<do name="Kernewek LowenderMad Keen Fishing Charters" alt="Copper Coast Cornish Festival" address="KadinaShop 15, Owen Tce, Moonta & Wallaroo" directions="" phone="+61 8 8821 45008823 2270" url="http://www.southaustralia.com/90080219007840.aspx" hours="" price="some free, some charges apply" lat="" long="" email>Mad Keen Fishing Charters operate two charter vessels out of Wallaroo Yorke Peninsula offering fully inclusive packages to individuals, groups and corporate customers eager to land a Wallaroo BIG RED SNAPPER.</do> *<do name="Reef Encounters Fishing Charters" alt="" address="17 Osprey Drive, Marion Bay" directions="" phone="[email protected]+61 8 8854 4102" url="http://www.orgsouthaustralia.com/9006695.aspx" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">The world’s largest Cornish Festival Reef Encounters Fishing Charters has been operating on the Yorke Peninsula since 1998 and is celebrated recognised as one of the leading fishing charter services in South Australia’s Copper Coast every 2 yearsAustralia. Rich in Cornish heritage, the towns of Moonta, Wallaroo The business is owned and Kadina, known as ‘Australia’s Little Cornwall’, host the week-long Kernewek Lowender – which translates from the Cornish language to English as ‘Cornish Happiness’. Visitors can experience the Cornish impact on this region all-year-round operated by visiting the Moonta Mines State Heritage areaMark, Wheal Hughes Copper Mine, indulging in a locally baked Cornish Pasty, and much more. The next Kernewek Lowender will be held from the 9th to 15th May 2011whose reputation is his guarantee of an awesome fishing adventure.</do>
* <do name="Paskeville Field DaysSA Fishing Adventures" alt="" address="7 Gannet Crescent, Marion Bay" directions="Paskeville a small town in the north of the Peninsula approximately 20 km east of Kadina on the Copper Coast Highway." phone="+61 8 8827 20408854 4098" url="http://www.ypfielddayssouthaustralia.com/9005134.au/aspx" hours="3 day event held biennially in late September,Tu, Th, Fr: 9AM-5PM" price="Adult:$15.00-(per day), adult:$30.00-(3-day pass), child:$3.00" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]" fax="+61 8 8827 1011">Major focus SA Fishing Adventures is a deep sea fishing charter based at Marion Bay on agriculture and features extensive displays of the latest agricultural machinery and equipment, technology, information and services in 30 hectare of static displaysYorke Peninsula. This is one of Australia's iconic agricultural field day events Owners Herbie and as such is a significant event Kirsty have created packages to suit your needs for the regionsmall or large groups with all bait and fishing equipment supplied. It They can also offers travellers an opportunity to view the people, equipmentarrange your meals, agricultural technology accommodation and social interactions of this community. Events include sheep dog trials, fashion parades, wool and sheep displays, speaker presentations, quality crafts and extensive farm machinery and general equipment displays. The field days were first held in 1894 to demonstrate agricultural machinery and are Australia's longest running such event. The next field day event is for your catch to be held on 27th, 28th filleted and 29th September 2011packaged.</do>
*'''Shipwrecks'''. Visit the many shipwreck sites of the Yorke Peninsula. Some require a dive other do not. The Wardang Island Maritime Heritage Trail has eight shipwrecks within 16 km (10 ml) to explore in clear shallow waters making it ideal for novice shipwreck divers. The Investigator Strait Shipwreck Trail, between Yorke Peninsula and [[Kangaroo Island]], highlights 10 of the 26 shipwrecks dating from 1849 to 1982. The Yorke Peninsula Historic Shipwrecks brochure [http://www.southaustralia.com/YorkePeninsula_HistoricShipwrecks_Brochure.pdf] provides information about each wreck and it's location. Divers can purchase an waterproof guide if they wish to explore the shipwrecks.
*<do name="Wheal Hughes Copper Mine" alt="" address="Wallaroo Road, Moonta" directions="" phone="+61 8 8825 1891" url="http://www.southaustralia.com/9000950.aspx " hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Dress up like a miner in a hard hat, cap lamp and boots for the underground mine tour and head into the large underground tunnel that descends 55 m below the surface. Cathedral like workings ('stopes') can be seen above the fools gold glittering in the walls of the mine tunnel along with blue patches of copper leaching through the walls.</do>
*<do name="Yorke Peninsula's Home Grown Trail" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="National freecall 1800 654 991" url="http://www.southaustralia.com/HomeGrownTrail.aspx" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Yorke Peninsula is home to some of the state’s key farming and produce businesses. The tour provides a behind-the-scenes view of the region’s produce operations and a participant can visit primary industry and grass roots businesses. The tour gives an insight into a range of local industries including wine making, sheep and horse studs, alpaca farming, and handmade paper making. Visitors are offered special on-site tours to a variety of businesses and producers.</do>
==Eat==
*<eat name="Cornucopia Hotel" alt="" address="49 Owen Tce, Wallaroo" directions="On the main street in Wallaroo" phone="+61 8 8823 3457" url="http://www.southaustralia.com/9006660.aspx" hours="" price="" email="[email protected]" lat="" long="">Features produce from the local area as well as traditional favourites. Lunch and dinner specials. Large dining room can be utilized for large groups, private functions or conferences. A favourite amongst both locals and visitors.</eat>
*<eat name="Marion Bay Tavern" alt="" address="Main RoadRd, Marion Bay" directions="" phone="+61 8 8854 4141" url="http://www.southaustralia.com/9004701.aspx" hours="" price="" email="[email protected]" lat="" long="">Chef Adam Sommariva provides an innovative and fresh menu including the signature dish, the 'Marion Oscar', a premium scotch fillet, chat potatoes, asian greens, served with Moreton Bay Bugs and lime dill mayo</eat>
*<eat name="Palate 2 Palette" alt="" address="6 Bay StreetSt, Port Broughton" directions="In the main street of Port Broughton" phone="+61 8 8635 2552" url="http://www.southaustralia.com/9007108.aspx" hours="" price="" email="[email protected]" lat="" long="">Just metres from the beach and jetty. Restaurant, wine bar, coffee lounge and art gallery featuring works by established and emerging artists. Fine wines, food with an Asia and Europe influence. Fresh coffee.</eat>
*<eat name="Tavern on Turton" alt="" address="154 Bay RoadRd, Point Turton" directions="" phone="61 8 8854 5063" url="http://www.southaustralia.com/9007075.aspx" hours="" price="" email="[email protected]" lat="" long="">Overlooking the beautiful views of Hardwicke Bay and Flaherty's Beach, try the fish.</eat>
*<eat name="The Coffee Barn Gelateria" alt="" address="Warren StreetSt, Moonta" directions="" phone="+61 8 8825 2315" url="http://www.southaustralia.com/9007150.aspx" hours="Fri, Sat, Sun & Public amp; public holidays 10am to 5pm10AM-5PM" price="" email="[email protected]" lat="" long="">Visitors to The Coffee Barn Gelataria receive a truly international experience – with Italy, Scotland, Cornwall and Australia combining to make a memorable visit. Decadent sweet treats include gelato/ice-cream made on premises, truffles, Italian espresso coffee and hot chocolate, Scottish breakfasts and shortbread. The Coffee Barn Gelataria, and nearby Villa Martini Bed & Breakfast provides a little bit of Italy and Scotland in Cornish country.</eat>
==Drink==
*<drink name="Barleys Stacks Wines" alt="" address="Minlaton-Maitland RoadRd, near Urania" directions="13 km south of Maitland" phone="+61 8 8834 1258" url="http://www.southaustralia.com/9008068.aspx" hours="7 days/week and Public Holidays 10AM-5PM" price="" email="[email protected]" lat="" long="">Varieties include Shiraz, Cabernet, Chardonnay, Viognier, Port, Liqueur Chardonnay and Ratafia. All are harvested, processed and bottled on site. Function Centre available for for wedding receptions, conferences, social events and meetings. Barley Stacks is the first cellar door winery on Yorke Peninsula. The vineyard is planted adjacent to the old ''Urania Barley Stacks'', which were active up until 1967.</drink>
*<drink name="Cornucopia Hotel" alt="" address="49 Owen Tce, Wallaroo" directions="" phone="+61 8 8823 3457" url="http://www.southaustralia.com/9006660.aspx" hours="" price="" email="[email protected]" lat="" long="">Bars and a huge beer garden and entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights. Drive through bottle shop-enter by Owen Tce or Irwin St.</drink>
==Sleep==
 
===Budget===
 
*<sleep name="Cornucopia Hotel" alt="" address="49 Owen Tce, Wallaroo" directions="" phone="+61 8 8823 3457" url="http://www.southaustralia.com/9006660.aspx" checkin="" checkout="" price="" email="[email protected]" lat="" long="">Newly furnished accommodation, with single rooms, twin rooms, double rooms with queen sized beds and family rooms that sleep up to 6 people. 3 bedroom house available. Caters for bus groups, family and social groups and independent travellers.</sleep>
 
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===B&B===
*<sleep name="Barokee house bed & breakfast" alt="lit. Place Of Stone" address="63 Main StreetSt, Warooka" directions="turn off A1 left at Port Wakefield, follow B85 turn off left for Ardrossan, follow B96 through Minlaton to Warooka following signs for Stenhouse Bay" phone="+61 8 88545051" url="www.barokeehouse.com" hours="24hr reception" price="$150" email="[email protected]" lat="" long="">A restored and renovated stately home on Southern Yorke Peninsula, circa 1920. 3 comfortable bedrooms, 2 queen and 1 twin. Breakfast is served, full cooked or continental, in the original dining room or the tea-rooms. Delicious teas, fabulous coffee and home-made goodies served on fine bone china. Hosts Doris and Robert strive to provide good old fashioned hospitality.</sleep>
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===Luxury===
 *<sleep name="Emaroo Port Hughes" alt="" address="8 Randolph StreetSt, Port Hughes, S.A. " directions="From from Moonta follow the signs to Port Hughes then to the boat ramp and turn left on Charles St. The first right is Randolph with Emaroo Port Hughes on the left." phone="+61 418862260" url="www.emaroocottages.com.au" checkin="2PM" checkout="10AM" price="from $200" email="[email protected]" lat="" long="">4 1/2 star deluxe holiday accommodation for travellers.</sleep>
*<sleep name="Musgrave Manor" alt="The Ultimate Rest" address="Lot 2 Musgrave Lane, Stansbury" directions="" phone="+61 417 855 064" url="http://www.southaustralia.com/9005571.aspx" checkin="" checkout="" price="" email="[email protected]" lat="" long="">Musgrave Manor is set of 1 ½ acres of landscaped gardens, and is the perfect place to escape from life for a relaxed break. Executive style accommodation is provided, with 5 bedrooms, modern facilities and technology, and an 8-person spa on the deck. Musgrave Manor is a great getaway for couples, and can also offer conference facilities.</sleep>
* Yorke Peninsula is generally a safe region. It is still advised that when travelling, close your vehicle windows and conceal all valuables including your purse, handbag, shopping, phone and laptop; and when parking, lock your vehicle and don't leave your keys anywhere they can be found.
* Speed limits on Yorke Peninsula are 50km 50 km zones within towns, and on open roads are either 100km or 110km per hour100 km. Please be aware of the speed limit signs when driving. Ensure you are carrying a fully inflated spare tyre, suitable basic tools to change a flat tyre and always a supply of drinking water, most especially in the summer months.
* As Yorke Peninsula is a farming region, please take care when driving throughout the area as farmers may be moving equipment or stock on the roads.
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