If you’re looking for sun, sea and sand, it’s hard to go past the Yorke Peninsula. Boasting crowd-free beaches, picturesque townships and spectacular national parks there’s loads of fun to be had.

How to get to there

The Yorke Peninsula, or ‘Yorkes’ as the locals call it, is right on Adelaide’s doorstep with Port Wakefield, an easy 60-minute drive north of Adelaide. It’s only two and a half hours drive from top to bottom and around 30 – 40 minutes from coast to coast. Close proximity between towns and attractions makes for a leisurely drive, so travel at your own pace, stop when you want and enjoy the sights!

Getting around

Close enough to Adelaide for an easy drive, but far enough from the city to feel like an adventure, the Yorke Peninsula is prime road tripping country. Enjoy the journey at your own pace, in your own car. There are many great towns and experiences to discover on the Yorke Peninsula and lots are featured on the Coastal Way road trip. Fuel is readily available in most towns and there are convenient rest stops along most major roads.

Electric charging stations now available in Moonta, Kadina and Wallaroo. Visit the Cooper Coast Council for more information.

Accessible bathrooms

Make sure to check out the National Public Toilet Map when you’re planning your trip.

The weather

Yorke Peninsula has a desirable mediterranean climate with cool sea breezes that moderate the summer heat.
Summer – Coastal sea breezes with temperatures averaging 15°C minimum to 30°C maximum
Autumn – Warm sunny days with temperatures averaging 12°C minimum to 23°C maximum
Winter – Cool temperatures averaging 7°C minimum to 16°C maximum
Spring – Fresh sea breezes with temperatures averaging 10°C minimum to 22°C maximum

Major Events

From traditional country shows to the world’s biggest Cornish Festival, art exhibitions, markets, boat regattas and gala days. See here for a list of Events throughout the year.


Tourism information contributions from The South Australian Tourism Commission

You’ll find heaps more about the region and things to do on the Yorke Peninsula regional website & www.southaustralia.com