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YORKE PENINSULA 142 | DUE SOUTH AUSTRALIA | YORKE PENINSULA | www.duesouthaustralia.com.au YORKE PENINSULA VISIT With its wide-open spaces, superb beaches, excellent fishing and laid-back coastal settlements, the Yorke Peninsula is an ideal destination for outdoor types or those holidaying with active children. T he perfect family holiday destination, the Yorke Peninsula is a coastal wonderland for the whole family. The kids will love the playgrounds at Stansbury and Yorketown, while teens can make the most of the skate parks at Kadina and Moonta. Hop on-board the Moonta Mines Tourist Railway for a journey past historical sites that played a role in Moonta’s copper mining history. Further south in Marion Bay, situated on the ‘foot’ of Yorke Peninsula is the gateway to Innes National Park. With surf and swimming beaches and a variety of fishing available, the beaches at Marion Bay offer the best of both worlds. Fish, swim, surf, dive, snorkel, kayak, sail or build sandcastles – the choices are endless. Innes National Park showcases some of the most spectacular coastal scenery that you’re ever likely to experience. You can stay in renovated miner’s lodges, or camp behind sand dunes under sheoak trees. Don’t forget the camera to capture the magnificent coastline – from pristine sheltered coves and magnificent cliffs pounded by the surging waves of the Southern Ocean, to serene salt lakes and offshore islands including Chinaman’s Hat and Althorpe Island, this part of the Peninsula leaves a lasting impression on all those who visit. Yorke Peninsula is quite compact and visitors can drive its entire length in two and a half hours, crossing a wide variety of landscapes – from sunny beaches to rich farmland and native bushland. Along the way you’ll see well-preserved mining towns, vineyards, horse studs and much more. For those who like walking try the 500 kilometre Walk the Yorke Trail which follows the pristine coastline. The Copper Triangle, also known as Little Cornwall, comprises of Kadina, Moonta and Wallaroo, three towns which were once at the centre of the region’s 19th century copper boom. The wave of Cornish miners who settled here brought their culture, language and food. With its huge range of campsites, holiday cottages, farm stays and beach shacks, the Peninsula is perfect for those travelling with children of all ages. The Yorke Peninsula also has a variety of markets throughout the region, from art and craft to local produce and the award-winning Stansbury Seaside Markets where you can meet the local artisans and stock up on fresh local produce. Geocaching is a fantastic free outdoor scavenger hunt, taking off all over the world, with thousands of geocaches (containers) awaiting discovery on Yorke Peninsula.
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