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'''Yorke Peninsula''', [[South Australia]].
 
'''Yorke Peninsula''', [[South Australia]].
  
The Yorke Peninsula [http://www.yorkepeninsula.com.au] begins north of [[Adelaide]] and is located between [[Eyre Peninsula]] and [[Fleurieu Peninsula]] in [[South Australia]].   Shaped like a leg, Yorke Peninsula has over 700km's of coastline and is a distinctive part of South Australia’s coastal landscape.
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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.
 
   
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
==Towns==
 
==Towns==
  
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*[[Warooka]]
 
*[[Warooka]]
 
*[[Yorketown]]
 
*[[Yorketown]]
 
  
 
==Understand==
 
==Understand==
Yorke Peninsula is rich in agriculture and marine resources and has a healthy fishing industry, which supports recreational fishing, crayfish, crab and oyster businesses.  Extractive industries also exist in the region including limestone, dolomite, gypsum and sand. High quality salt is harvested at [[Price]] by Cheetham Salt [http://www.cheethamsalt.com.au/] and this is the only food grade salt producer in Southern Australia.
 
  
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Yorke Peninsula is rich in agriculture and marine resources and has a healthy fishing industry supporting recreational fishing, crayfish, crab and oyster businesses.  Extractive industries also exist in the region including limestone, dolomite, gypsum and sand. High quality salt is harvested at [[Price]] by Cheetham Salt [http://www.cheethamsalt.com.au/], this is the only remaining food grade salt producer in Southern Australia.
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
  
 
===By car===
 
===By car===
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Yorke Peninsula begins just 90 minutes drive from Adelaide's CBD or from Adelaide Airport.  Coming from Adelaide, Highway One takes you from the northern suburbs onto the 2-lane highway that passes through the towns of Lower Light, Dublin, Windsor, Wild Horse Plains and on to Port Wakefield.   
 
Yorke Peninsula begins just 90 minutes drive from Adelaide's CBD or from Adelaide Airport.  Coming from Adelaide, Highway One takes you from the northern suburbs onto the 2-lane highway that passes through the towns of Lower Light, Dublin, Windsor, Wild Horse Plains and on to Port Wakefield.   
  
From [[Port Wakefield]] you can continue onto the Copper Coast towns of [[Kadina]], [[Wallaroo]] and [[Moonta]]; or head south along the coast to picturesque seaside townships or right down the "Bottom End" to [[Innes National Park]].  The trip from [[Adelaide]] to Innes National Park, at the foot of Yorke Peninsula, will take around 3 hours by car.
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From [[Port Wakefield]] you can continue onto the Copper Coast towns of [[Kadina]], [[Wallaroo]] and [[Moonta]], or head south along the coast to picturesque seaside townships or right down the "Bottom End" to [[Innes National Park]].  The trip from [[Adelaide]] to Innes National Park, at the foot of Yorke Peninsula, will take around 3 hours+ by car.
  
 
===By bus===
 
===By bus===
Buses travel daily to the Yorke Peninsula from Adelaide Central Bus Station.  Most towns are serviced by the buses, but not always every day due to different schedules. Yorke Peninsula Coaches [http://www.ypcoaches.com.au] operates services to the Copper Coast towns of [[Kadina]], [[Wallaroo]] and [[Moonta]]; and to other Yorke Peninsula towns including [[Ardrossan]], [[Stansbury]], [[Minlaton]] & [[Yorketown]].
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Buses travel daily to the Yorke Peninsula from Adelaide Central Bus Station.  Most towns are serviced by the buses, but not always every day due to different schedules.  
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Wallaroo" phone="+61 8 8821 2755" email="[email protected]" fax="+61 8 8821 4976" url="http://www.ypcoaches.com.au" hours="" price="">Operates scheduled motor coach and charter services to the Copper Coast towns of [[Kadina]], [[Wallaroo]] and [[Moonta]]; and to other Yorke Peninsula towns including [[Ardrossan]], [[Stansbury]], [[Edithburgh]], [[Minlaton]] and [[Yorketown]] and over 57 locations throughout South Australia.</listing>
  
 
===By ferry===
 
===By ferry===
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Sea SA Car & Passenger Ferries [http://www.seasa.com.au] 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''.
 
Sea SA Car & Passenger Ferries [http://www.seasa.com.au] 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''.
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* <listing name="" 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 2011. The 56 m ''Aurora'' ferry will carry 85 cars and 300 passengers.</listing>
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
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* '''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 [http://www.southaustralia.com/9006362.aspx] and Corny Point [http://www.southaustralia.com/9006361.aspx] continue to guide the way for passing bots and sailors to warn them of the dangers.
 
* '''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 [http://www.southaustralia.com/9006362.aspx] and Corny Point [http://www.southaustralia.com/9006361.aspx] continue to guide the way for passing bots and sailors to warn them of the dangers.
*<see name="Innes National Park" alt="" address="Stenhouse Bay" directions="" phone="08 8854 3200" url="http://www.southaustralia.com/9000443.aspx" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Innes National Park is one of the best known attractions on Yorke Peninsula, with over 9200ha of mallee bushland. The discovery of the elusive Western Whipbird in 1962 was followed by the opening of the National Park in 1970. Birdwatchers will love to explore this Park, with over 140 species including Ospreys, Hooded Plovers and Malleefowl.</see>
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*<see name="Innes National Park" alt="" address="Stenhouse Bay" directions="" phone="+61 8 8854 3200" url="http://www.southaustralia.com/9000443.aspx" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Innes National Park is one of the best known attractions on Yorke Peninsula, with over 9200ha of mallee bushland. The discovery of the elusive Western Whipbird in 1962 was followed by the opening of the National Park in 1970. Birdwatchers will love to explore this Park, with over 140 species including Ospreys, Hooded Plovers and Malleefowl.</see>
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
*<do name="Yorke Peninsula's Home Grown Trail" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="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 and the Home Grown Trail is just the ticket for a behind-the-scenes view of the region’s produce operations.  The trail invites visitors to meet Yorke Peninsula producers, and share in an authentic experience of today’s primary industry and grass roots businesses.  The Yorke Peninsula Home Grown Trail gives an insight into a range of local industries including wine making, sheep stud, alpaca and ostrich farming.  Visitors are offered special on-site tours to a variety of businesses and producers.  It’s a great opportunity to meet the local identities.</do>
 
  
*<do name="Fishing Charters" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.southaustralia.com/YorkePeninsulaFishingCharters.aspx" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">There are several fantastic fishing charters operating throughout Yorke Peninsula, South Australia. Yorke Peninsula is unique as it is shaped like a leg and has Gulf St Vincent one side, Spencer Gulf the other and open waters off the bottom end providing great deep sea opportunities. There is some fantastic action to be had from boat, shore or jetty and there is plenty of information on the Yorke peninsula website yorkepeninsula.com.au including a great free fishing guide that covers the over 700kms of coastline from Port Gawler all the way around the leg to Port Broughton.</do>
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*<do name="Yorke Peninsula's Home Grown Trail" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="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 share in an authentic experience of today’s primary industry and grass roots businesses. The tour gives an insight into a range of local industries including wine making, sheep stud, alpaca and ostrich farming.  Visitors are offered special on-site tours to a variety of businesses and producers and an opportunity to meet local identities.</do>
  
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*<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 peninsular. Good fishing experiences from boat, shore or jetty.</do>
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A free boating and fishing guide that covers the over 700km of coastline from Port Gawler all the way around the leg to Port Broughton is available from  the South Australian government tourism office. [http://www.southaustralia.com/YorkePeninsulaFishingBoating.aspx]
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
*<eat name="Coopers Alehouse at Wallaroo" alt="Wallaroo Marina Hotel" address="11 Heritage Drive, Wallaroo" directions="" phone="08 8823 2488" url="http://www.southaustralia.com/9007130.aspx" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Build it and they will come... The Wallaroo Marina Hotel and the two adjacent five story accommodation towers are the last part of the stunning Copper Cove Marina development. Situated on the shores of the southern side of the marina complex, it commands panoramic vistas of the marina, North Beach and Spencer Gulf.</eat>
 
  
*<eat name="Marion Bay Tavern" alt="" address="Main Road, Marion Bay" directions="" phone="08 8854 4141" url="http://www.southaustralia.com/9004701.aspx" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Drawn to the region by his passion for surfing, award winning  Chef Adam Sommariva has created an innovative and fresh menu which would rival any top restaurant,  including the signature dish, the 'Marion Oscar', which is premium scotch fillet, chat potatoes, asian greens, served with Moreton Bay Bugs and lime dill mayo.</eat>
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*<eat name="Coopers Alehouse at Wallaroo" alt="Wallaroo Marina Hotel" address="11 Heritage Drive, Wallaroo" directions="On the southern side of the marina complex" phone="+61 8 8823 2488" url="http://www.southaustralia.com/9007130.aspx" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">The hotel and the two adjacent five story accommodation towers are part of the Copper Cove Marina development. Panoramic vistas of the marina, North Beach and Spencer Gulf.</eat>
  
*<eat name="Palate 2 Palette" alt="" address="6 Bay Street, Port Broughton" directions="" phone="08 8635 2552" url="http://www.southaustralia.com/9007108.aspx" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Located in the main street of Port Broughton, Palate 2 Palette is just metres from the beach and jetty. It is a restaurant, wine bar, coffee lounge and art gallery featuring works by established and emerging artistsPalate 2 Palette offers fine wines, great food influenced by the tastes of Asia and Europe, fresh coffee, and brilliant art; a true feast for the senses.</eat>
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*<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="" 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 conferencesA favourite amongst both locals and visitors.</eat>
  
*<eat name="Tavern on Turton" alt="" address="154 Bay Road, Point Turton" directions="" phone="08 8854 5063" url="http://www.southaustralia.com/9007075.aspx" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">If you are dining at Tavern on Turton, overlooking the beautiful views of Hardwicke Bay and Flaherty's Beach, try the fish! </eat>
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*<eat name="Cornucopia Hotel" alt="" address="49 Owen Tce, Wallaroo S.A. 5556" directions="" phone="(08) 8823 3457" url="http://www.southaustralia.com/9006660.aspx" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">The menu at the Cornucopia Hotel comprises produce from the local area as well as your traditional favourites. We have lunch and dinner specials to suit your budget. The large Dining Room can be utilized for large groups, private functions or conferences. The Cornucopia Hotel is a favourite amongst the locals and tourists alike. Located on the Main Street of Wallaroo, drop in and find out what great food and good value are all about.</eat>
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*<eat name="Barokee House Tea-Rooms" alt="" address="63, Main Street, Warooka" phone="+61 888545051" url="http://www.southaustralia.com/9007782.aspx" hours="10:30AM-4PM Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun." price="" lat="" long=""Opened in April 2009 by Mr.Howard Ramsay, a descendant of a local pioneer family. The tea-rooms are of an ''old world style and reminiscent of days gone by. Serves leaf teas, coffee and home-made goodie all served in fine bone china.</eat>
  
*<eat name="Barokee House Tea-Rooms" alt="" address="63, Main Street, Warooka, S.A. 5577" phone="08-88545051" url="http://www.southaustralia.com/9007782.aspx" hours="10-30 to 4pm thurs. fri. sat. sun." price="" lat="" long="">Barokee House Tea-Rooms is a "Secret let out of the bag"  Opened in April 2009 by Mr.Howard Ramsay, a member of the Croser family (Founders)and has gone from strength to strength building up a customer base from all corners of Yorke Peninsula and beyondThe Tea-Rooms are in the Olde Worlde Style, reminiscent of days gone by, where delicious leaf teas, fabulous coffee and home-made goodies to tickle your taste buds are available, all served in fine bone china. Come and visit us and enjoy a treat the Olde Fashioned Way. </eat>
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*<eat name="Marion Bay Tavern" alt="" address="Main Road, Marion Bay" directions="" phone="+61 8 8854 4141" url="http://www.southaustralia.com/9004701.aspx" hours="" price="" 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>
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*<eat name="Palate 2 Palette" alt="" address="6 Bay Street, Port Broughton" directions="In the main street of Port Broughton" phone="+61 8 8635 2552" url="http://www.southaustralia.com/9007108.aspx" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Just metres from the beach and jetty. Restaurant, wine bar, coffee lounge and art gallery featuring works by established and emerging artistsFine wines, food with an Asia and Europe influence. Fresh coffee.</eat>
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*<eat name="Tavern on Turton" alt="" address="154 Bay Road, Point Turton" directions="" phone="61 8 8854 5063" url="http://www.southaustralia.com/9007075.aspx" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Overlooking the beautiful views of Hardwicke Bay and Flaherty's Beach, try the fish.</eat>
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
*<drink name="Cornucopia Hotel" alt="" address="49 Owen Tce, Wallaroo S.A. 5556" directions="" phone="(08) 8823 3457" url="http://www.southaustralia.com/9006660.aspx" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">The Cornucopia Hotel has a tradition of making our patrons happy. The Cornucopia Hotel is a great venue to drink, relax, party or socialise. Offering various bars and a huge beer garden the Corny is popular with the locals and visitors. Our main bar features entertainment on Friday and Saturday Nights, so come and enjoy yourself. The Cornucopia Hotel also has a drive through bottle shop to make it easy for you. Enter by the main st (Owen Tce) or Irwin St and see the great prices we have for you.</drink>
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*<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="" 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>
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==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
  
 
===Budget===
 
===Budget===
*<sleep name="Cornucopia Hotel" alt="" address="49 Owen Tce, Wallaroo S.A. 5556" directions="" phone="(08) 8823 3457" url="http://www.southaustralia.com/9006660.aspx" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">While in Wallaroo, why not stay at the Cornucopia Hotel. The Cornucopia Hotel has newly furnished accommodation, with single rooms, twin rooms, double rooms with queen sized beds and family rooms that sleep up to 6 people. We also have a 3 bedroom house available. The Hotel caters for busloads of people, be it tour groups,Sporting Groups, including Football or Netball clubs and the like, Adventure Groups, or Families. We aim to provide a safe, family friendly atmosphere where you are able to enjoy all of the attractions of the local area.</sleep>
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*<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="" 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===
 
===B&B===
*<sleep name="Barokee house bed & breakfast" alt="lit. Place Of Stone" address="63 Main Street, 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="08-88545051" url="www.barokeehouse.com" hours="24" price="150" lat="" long="">The only stately home on Southern Yorke Peninsula, circa 1920, is a lovingly restored and renovated home. The bed & breakfast boasts three comfortable bedrooms, two queen and one twin. Breakfast is served, full cooked or continental, in the original dining room. Alternatively you may choose to be served in the olde worlde style tea-rooms which have been stocked with delicious teas, fabulous coffee and home-made goodies to tickle your taste buds all served on fine bone china.  Come and meet your hosts Doris and Robert to experience good old fashioned hospitality at it's best.</sleep>
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*<sleep name="Barokee house bed & breakfast" alt="lit. Place Of Stone" address="63 Main Street, 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" 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===
 
===Luxury===
*<sleep name="Emaroo Port Hughes" alt="" address="8 Randolph Street, Port Hughes, S.A. " directions="Drive to Moonta and follow the signs to get to Port Hughes. Continue towards the boat ramp and turn left on Charles St. and the first right is Randolph with Emaroo Port Hughes on the left." phone="0418862260" url="www.emaroocottages.com.au" checkin="14:00" checkout="10:00" price="from $200" lat="" long="">Emaroo Port Hughes provides 4 1/2 star Deluxe holiday accommodation for travellers to the idyllic Yorke Peninsula town of Port Hughes.</sleep>
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*<sleep name="Emaroo Port Hughes" alt="" address="8 Randolph Street, Port Hughes, S.A. " directions="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" lat="" long="">4 1/2 star deluxe holiday accommodation for travellers.</sleep>
  
 
===Camping===
 
===Camping===
*Yorke Peninsula has a range of camping locations scattered around the region. On Central & Southern Yorke Peninsula, there are a number of Camping Locations [http://www.yorke.sa.gov.au/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=249&Itemid=319] around the coastline and inland - some of which require a permit, and in some cases the payment of camping fees.  Camping permits can be puchased at locations throughout Central & Southern Yorke Peninsula [http://www.yorke.sa.gov.au/content/view/248/316/], or contact the District Council of Yorke Peninsula on 08 8853 3800 for further information.
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*<sleep name="Innes National Park" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="08 8854 3200" url="http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/parks/sanpr/innes/staying.html" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">Innes National Park has a range of designated campgrounds throughout the park.  Each campground varies in size and all (except Casuarina) are on a first come-first served basis.  Fees apply to enter the Park and for camping.</sleep>
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*Central & Southern Yorke Peninsula has a range of camping locations scattered around the region.[http://www.yorke.sa.gov.au/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=249&Itemid=319] around the coastline and inland
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Some camping locations which require a permit, and in some cases the payment of camping fees.  Camping permits can be puchased at locations throughout Central & Southern Yorke Peninsula [http://www.yorke.sa.gov.au/content/view/248/316/], or contact the District Council of Yorke Peninsula on +61 8 8853 3800 for further information.
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*<sleep name="Innes National Park" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+61 8 8854 3200" url="http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/parks/sanpr/innes/staying.html" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">The park has a range of designated campgrounds throughout, each varies in size and all (except Casuarina) are on a first come-first served basis.  Fees apply to enter the park and for camping.</sleep>
  
 
==Stay safe==
 
==Stay safe==
  
* 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 where they can be found.
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* 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 zones within towns, and on open roads are either 100km or 110km.  Please be aware of the speed limit signs when driving.
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* Speed limits on Yorke Peninsula are 50km zones within towns, and on open roads are either 100km or 110km per hour.  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.
 
* 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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* Yorke Peninsula has hospitals at [[Wallaroo]], [[Moonta]], [[Maitland]], [[Ardrossan]] and [[Yorketown]]; and medical centres at [[Kadina]], [[Moonta]], [[Wallaroo]], [[Maitland]], [[Ardrossan]], [[Minlaton]] and [[Yorketown]].  Further information on opening times and locations of medical facilities can be found at the Division of General Practice website [http://www.ypdgp.org.au/gen_prac/gen_prac.html]
 
* Yorke Peninsula has hospitals at [[Wallaroo]], [[Moonta]], [[Maitland]], [[Ardrossan]] and [[Yorketown]]; and medical centres at [[Kadina]], [[Moonta]], [[Wallaroo]], [[Maitland]], [[Ardrossan]], [[Minlaton]] and [[Yorketown]].  Further information on opening times and locations of medical facilities can be found at the Division of General Practice website [http://www.ypdgp.org.au/gen_prac/gen_prac.html]
  
==Get out==
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==Contact==
  
Head north out of Yorke Peninsula, and you can continue your travels south to [[Adelaide]], north to [[Flinders Ranges]] & [[Outback]], or east towards the [[Clare Valley]] and [[Barossa Valley]].  
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Cellular (mobile) telephone network reception may not be available in many areas especially those distant from cellular network repeater towers normally located along the major highways and near larger townships. Hilly terrain will also effect reception. In an emergency seek higher ground. Some networks provide a poor coverage in regional and rural areas. It is generally considered that the best reception is available from either Telstra or Optus when in areas such as Yorke Peninsula.
  
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'''For emergency services including police, fire services and ambulance call 000''' from any telephone and ask the operator to connect you. <br>Such calls are placed without charge to the calling party.
  
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Head north out of Yorke Peninsula, and you can continue your travels south to [[Adelaide]], north to [[Flinders Ranges]], [[Outback]], westward across to [[Eyre Peninsula]], the Nullarbor Plain and the Great Australian Bight, or east towards the [[Clare Valley]] and [[Barossa Valley]].
  
  

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Yorke Peninsula, South Australia.

The Yorke Peninsula [16] 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.

Towns

Understand

Yorke Peninsula is rich in agriculture and marine resources and has a healthy fishing industry supporting recreational fishing, crayfish, crab and oyster businesses. Extractive industries also exist in the region including limestone, dolomite, gypsum and sand. High quality salt is harvested at Price by Cheetham Salt [17], this is the only remaining food grade salt producer in Southern Australia.

Get in

By car

Yorke Peninsula begins just 90 minutes drive from Adelaide's CBD or from Adelaide Airport. Coming from Adelaide, Highway One takes you from the northern suburbs onto the 2-lane highway that passes through the towns of Lower Light, Dublin, Windsor, Wild Horse Plains and on to Port Wakefield.

From Port Wakefield you can continue onto the Copper Coast towns of Kadina, Wallaroo and Moonta, or head south along the coast to picturesque seaside townships or right down the "Bottom End" to Innes National Park. The trip from Adelaide to Innes National Park, at the foot of Yorke Peninsula, will take around 3 hours+ by car.

By bus

Buses travel daily to the Yorke Peninsula from Adelaide Central Bus Station. Most towns are serviced by the buses, but not always every day due to different schedules.

By ferry

Sea SA Car & Passenger Ferries [18] 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.

  • (), [2]. 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 2011. The 56 m Aurora ferry will carry 85 cars and 300 passengers.

See

  • 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 [19], Cape Spencer [20], Althorpe Island [21] and Corny Point [22] continue to guide the way for passing bots and sailors to warn them of the dangers.
  • Innes National Park, Stenhouse Bay, +61 8 8854 3200, [3]. Innes National Park is one of the best known attractions on Yorke Peninsula, with over 9200ha of mallee bushland. The discovery of the elusive Western Whipbird in 1962 was followed by the opening of the National Park in 1970. Birdwatchers will love to explore this Park, with over 140 species including Ospreys, Hooded Plovers and Malleefowl.

Do

  • Yorke Peninsula's Home Grown Trail, 1800 654 991, [4]. 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 share in an authentic experience of today’s primary industry and grass roots businesses. The tour gives an insight into a range of local industries including wine making, sheep stud, alpaca and ostrich farming. Visitors are offered special on-site tours to a variety of businesses and producers and an opportunity to meet local identities.
  • Fishing Charters, [5]. 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 peninsular. Good fishing experiences from boat, shore or jetty.

A free boating and fishing guide that covers the over 700km of coastline from Port Gawler all the way around the leg to Port Broughton is available from the South Australian government tourism office. [23]

Eat

  • Coopers Alehouse at Wallaroo (Wallaroo Marina Hotel), 11 Heritage Drive, Wallaroo (On the southern side of the marina complex), +61 8 8823 2488, [6]. The hotel and the two adjacent five story accommodation towers are part of the Copper Cove Marina development. Panoramic vistas of the marina, North Beach and Spencer Gulf.
  • Cornucopia Hotel, 49 Owen Tce, Wallaroo (On the main street in Wallaroo), +61 8 8823 3457, [7]. 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.


  • Barokee House Tea-Rooms, 63, Main Street, Warooka, +61 888545051, [8]. 10:30AM-4PM Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun.. *<eat name="Marion Bay Tavern" alt="" address="Main Road, Marion Bay" directions="" phone="+61 8 8854 4141" url="http://www.southaustralia.com/9004701.aspx" hours="" price="" 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. (,""Opened)
  • Palate 2 Palette, 6 Bay Street, Port Broughton (In the main street of Port Broughton), +61 8 8635 2552, [9]. 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.
  • Tavern on Turton, 154 Bay Road, Point Turton, 61 8 8854 5063, [10]. Overlooking the beautiful views of Hardwicke Bay and Flaherty's Beach, try the fish.

Drink

  • Cornucopia Hotel, 49 Owen Tce, Wallaroo, +61 8 8823 3457, [11]. Bars and a huge beer garden and entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights. Drive through bottle shop-enter by Owen Tce or Irwin St.


Sleep

Budget

  • Cornucopia Hotel, 49 Owen Tce, Wallaroo, +61 8 8823 3457, [12]. 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.


B&B

  • Barokee house bed & breakfast (lit. Place Of Stone), 63 Main Street, Warooka (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), +61 8 88545051, [13]. 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. $150.


Luxury

  • Emaroo Port Hughes, 8 Randolph Street, Port Hughes, S.A. (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.), +61 418862260, [14]. checkin: 2PM; checkout: 10AM. 4 1/2 star deluxe holiday accommodation for travellers. from $200.

Camping

  • Central & Southern Yorke Peninsula has a range of camping locations scattered around the region.[24] around the coastline and inland

Some camping locations which require a permit, and in some cases the payment of camping fees. Camping permits can be puchased at locations throughout Central & Southern Yorke Peninsula [25], or contact the District Council of Yorke Peninsula on +61 8 8853 3800 for further information.

  • Innes National Park, +61 8 8854 3200, [15]. The park has a range of designated campgrounds throughout, each varies in size and all (except Casuarina) are on a first come-first served basis. Fees apply to enter the park and for camping.

Stay safe

  • 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 zones within towns, and on open roads are either 100km or 110km per hour. 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.
  • A fire danger period exists between November and April each year in South Australia. During fire danger periods there are fire restrictions that apply, including total fire ban days. For up to date details of fire bans, visit the Country Fire Services's fire bans page [26] or telephone 1300 362 361.

Contact

Cellular (mobile) telephone network reception may not be available in many areas especially those distant from cellular network repeater towers normally located along the major highways and near larger townships. Hilly terrain will also effect reception. In an emergency seek higher ground. Some networks provide a poor coverage in regional and rural areas. It is generally considered that the best reception is available from either Telstra or Optus when in areas such as Yorke Peninsula.

For emergency services including police, fire services and ambulance call 000 from any telephone and ask the operator to connect you.
Such calls are placed without charge to the calling party.

Get out

Head north out of Yorke Peninsula, and you can continue your travels south to Adelaide, north to Flinders Ranges, Outback, westward across to Eyre Peninsula, the Nullarbor Plain and the Great Australian Bight, or east towards the Clare Valley and Barossa Valley.


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