Yorke Peninsula Visitor Guide : Yorke Peninsula Visitor Guide
yorkepeninsula.com.au 25 Pitch a tent and plunge into the ocean Upon arrival at Innes National Park you can choose from seven designated campgrounds. Spacious campsites nestle among the coastal mallee, often a short sprint from the surf. Pondalowie Bay Campground – or Pondie, as the locals call it – offers up to 50 camp sites with areas for car-based camping, caravans, motor homes and trailers. Public toilets and gas barbecue facilities mean you can be close to nature but still have some modern day comforts. To really get away from it all try Shell Beach, Casuarina or Cable Bay campgrounds. Please note: campfires are not permitted at Pondie and sites are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. live the past while exploring the present Inneston Village is a proud reminder of South Australia’s mining heritage in the heart of Innes National Park. After being abandoned for decades, it has been given new life with the restoration of five heritage character lodges and the village post office. Inneston provides the perfect staging point from which to explore the park by day before retreating to the luxury of a hot shower, home cooked meal and comfortable bed at night. The cottages sleep from four to 10 people and are perfect for large families, groups or couples. The Inneston Historic Walk and Thomson-Pfitzner Plaster Trail will take you on a journey through mining history, while interpretive signs tell the story of the village and its residents. free your body and expand your mind Innes National Park is perfect for those who like to learn while they walk. Through land-based interpretive signs, the Investigator Shipwreck Trail tells the stories behind the shipwrecks that lie offshore. A stroll along the Inneston Historic Walk takes you through the partially restored Inneston Village, which was once home to 200 people. For those who enjoy fishing, the two-kilometre Stenhouse Bay Lookout Walk is just minutes from the popular fishing spot of Stenhouse Bay Jetty. The easy trail meanders along cliff tops through the coastal heath and includes nine interpretative lookout spots. For a more energetic walk, the 11 kilometre Gym Beach Hike is a great chance to see how many of the 300 native species of flora you can identify. escape to an island where conservation and fun combine Troubridge Island Conservation Park (access by permit only) allows you to get away from the mainland to a place where you can snorkel and fish one moment and watch Little Penguins, cormorants and several species of terns the next. A stay at the heritage-listed Troubridge Island Lighthouse is a great way to enjoy total relaxation. The island protects colonies of breeding wildlife, so please follow all signs and instructions. The ‘Ethel’ anchor, overlooking Ethel Wreck Beach Passes, permits and accommodation Find out how to purchase National Park passes and permits, download a full range of guides and maps, get the latest fire and personal safety information and explore a wide range of accommodation at www.parks.sa.gov.au or by calling the DENR Information Line on (08) 8204 1910. To book Inneston Heritage Accommodation email DENRInnesNationalPark@sa.gov.au or call (08) 8854 3200. Contact Innes National Park Visitor Centre on (08) 8854 3200.
2013 Yorke Peninsula Visitor Guide