Yorke Peninsula

This little YouTube video, Kids, crabs and the best day ever, tells you pretty much all you need to know about Yorke Peninsula – a place of simple pleasures.

There are lots of accommodation options, but do what the locals do – rent a beach house . (Often but not always BYO sheets and towels.) Take your fishing rod, some insect repellent and a good book.  Other suggestions:

  • If you don’t have another destination in mind head to the foot of the Peninsula – Marion Bay for beach houses to rent, Innes National Park for camping and walking.
  • Stop off in Minlaton for supplies. Great IGA supermarket with fresh fruits and vegetables, country killed meats, Barossa Pizza’s and even a range of vegetarian foods.  While you are there definitely go to the Minlaton Chocolaterie (open all day Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays – and Saturday 10am to 12.30pm).  Small cafe, but if there aren’t any seats left, you can always get a take away coffee and sit next door at the community seating area.
  • Have lunch at the Minlaton Bakery. Over a dozen pies to choose from. They also do a good coffee.
  • Between Minlaton and Maitland you’ll find Yorke Peninsula’s only cellar door – Barley Stacks Wines. A great place for some wine tastings. You can also buy local produce to sample. Friendly staff. Open seven days a week.
  • Next stop – Hardwicke Bay. It’s easy to drive past this quaint seaside town, but its white pristine beach and pelican population make it well worth a stop! The general store (recently re-opened) serves all you need, including locally caught King George Whiting and chips!
  • If you’ve got a 4WD, drive down to the boat ramp, onto the beach and head south to Flaherty’s Beach. A great drive. Even better beach. And you’ll more than likely have the place to yourself!