Yorke Peninsula Visitor Guide : Yorke Peninsula Visitor Guide
yorkepeninsula.com.au 6 & around The starting point of Yorke Peninsula – Port Wakefield – can be found an easy 60-minute drive north from Adelaide. This is where the exploring begins. Getting here Getting to Yorke Peninsula By road For a great South Australian driving holiday, bring your own vehicle or simply hire one. Highway One, out of Adelaide, takes you north of Port Wakefield where you begin the journey down the peninsula. The driving is easy, with good road conditions and the best bit is there are no traffic lights. Towns and attractions are within close proximity to one another, making for a leisurely drive. Travel at your own pace and stop when you want to take in the sights. Fuel is available in most towns, as are snacks and travel essentials. Be mindful that some petrol stations close early in these areas, around 5pm or 6pm. By coach Yorke Peninsula Coaches operate regular services from Adelaide Central Bus Station on Franklin Street, Adelaide to various towns throughout Yorke Peninsula. There is a separate inter-town bus route connecting towns in the southern part of the region but in general there are limited bus services between major towns on the peninsula. So plan your transport carefully. GettinG around Yorke Peninsula self-drive tours Yorke Peninsula has a colourful history and landscape waiting to be discovered if you’re willing to take to the road on one of these road trips. Adelaide – Samphire Coast – Port Wakefield – Port Clinton – Price – Ardrossan On the way to Yorke Peninsula from Adelaide, drop in at numerous coastal townships to experience the magnificent Samphire Coast – a haven for birdlife. Driving through Innes National Park Kadina – Wallaroo – Moonta Absorb the history of the ‘Copper Coast’ and relax on a sparkling beach at Wallaroo, Port Hughes or Moonta Bay. Early mornings at Wallaroo can reward you with the spectacular sight of the prawn boats leaving the harbour (in season). Maitland – Port Victoria – Minlaton Meander through barley country and the historical townships of Maitland, Port Victoria (‘the last of the windjammer ports’) and Minlaton. Yorketown – Warooka – Corny Point – Marion Bay Stock up on supplies at Yorketown and Warooka before heading to the famous Innes National Park. Marion Bay is the perfect base to experience this spectacular area and coastline. By taxi Yorke Peninsula is too far from Adelaide to make taxi transport a practical option. However, the Copper Triangle Taxi Service in Kadina services Yorke Peninsula seven days a week. In addition to standard cabs, it offers wheelchair access and a small bus passenger vehicle for up to 11 people. drive on left in australia Take care when driving on Australian roads. Be sure to drive on the left hand side of two-way roads. Obey the road signs and remember that speed limits are strictly enforced in Australia. You must not drive if your blood alcohol level is 0.05 per cent or higher, nor are you permitted to use a hand-held mobile phone when driving. When travelling long distances plan your journey to include several rest breaks and ensure you have enough fuel for your journey. For your safety and enjoyment slow down, relax, and enjoy the country pace of Yorke Peninsula.
2013 Yorke Peninsula Visitor Guide