Yorke Peninsula Visitor Guide : 2013 Yorke Peninsula Visitor Guide
national parks | yorkepeninsula.com.au 23 Inspiring ocean views, abundant wildlife and a rare window into the past. National PARKS More information Purchase national park passes and permits, download guides and maps, get the latest fire and personal safety information and check out accommodation options at www.parks.sa.gov.au or by calling the DEWNR Information Line on (08) 8204 1910. To book Inneston Heritage Accommodation email DEWNRInnesNationalPark@sa.gov. au or call (08) 8854 3200. Contact Innes National Park Visitor Centre at (08) 8854 3200. West Cape Beach, Innes National Park Incredible coastal environments and nature experiences Innes is the perfect place to let your mind drift away as you gaze over the ocean, where on a clear day you can see Kangaroo Island shimmering in the distance. The park protects the largest area of native vegetation on Yorke Peninsula, so a visit is a great opportunity to reconnect with nature in a stunning coastal environment. Unique accommodation and mining history The park is home to seven renovated miners' cottages at the historic Inneston Village, which is the perfect base from which to explore the park. The cottages offer accommodation for two to 10 people, meaning you can retreat to a comfortable bed and hot shower if you fancy a change from camping. After being abandoned for decades, Inneston offers an insight into the living conditions of the 200 gypsum miners who used to live there. A stroll along the Inneston Historic Walk is the best way to explore the village and learn about this special part of South Australia's mining history. Shipwrecks, lighthouse views and great walking trails If you enjoy combining history and long walks in nature you'll love the Investigator Strait Shipwreck Trail, which tells the story of the many shipwrecks that lie off the coast of Innes. Or you could follow the West Cape Headland Hike past a stainless steel lighthouse to the West Cape Lookout and its breathtaking 360 degree views of Pondalowie Bay, Wedge Island and Althorpe Islands Conservation Park. The West Cape visitor area provides beach access, sheltered picnic tables, toilets and parking. Great photos of iconic native wildlife Innes offers a great chance to get some photos of iconic Australian animals. The park has many Western Grey kangaroos and emus and you might even see the small Tammar wallaby, which was reintroduced to Innes after becoming extinct on the South Australian mainland in the 1920s. Pods of dolphins visit all year-round, while schools of Southern Right whales cruise past from May to September. You can also snap some of the 140 species of birdlife, which includes honeyeaters, mallee fowl and White-bellied sea eagles. Please remember that the park's reptiles are protected and love to lie on the park's roads, so drive carefully. Camp, cook and swim among beautiful coastal mallee Innes has seven designated campgrounds, often a short sprint from the surf. Pondalowie Bay Campground -- or 'Pondie' -- has public toilets, gas barbecue facilities and up to 50 camp sites, including areas for caravans, motor homes and trailers. To really get away from it all try Shell Beach, Casuarina or Cable Bay campgrounds, which are suitable for smaller groups. Please note that campfires are not permitted at Pondie and are prohibited throughout Innes during Fire Danger Season. Sites are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Yorke Peninsula Visitor Guide
2014 Yorke Peninsula Visitor Guide