Luxury, Romantic and Boutique Accommodation on the Yorke Peninsula
Discover Yorke Peninsula's bounty of beautiful beaches and weekend getaway potential
The very shape of the Yorke Peninsula hints at the myriad experiences it offers: ocean on two sides bisected by fields of gently swaying grain. Every road ends at a superb coastline dotted with walks, beaches and fabulous fishing spots. The local Aboriginal Narungga people have known the region’s riches for thousands of years, but Europeans first arrived here seeking copper in 1859.
Some of the best shellfish and table fish in the world are caught here, including blue swimmer crabs, southern salmon and the southern rock lobster. Catch your own or seek out one of the many casual eateries where seafood is served. The miles of rugged coastline offer other bonuses: superb surfing, diving and snorkelling. If you prefer land-based activities, there are art galleries and bushwalks all over the region. It all makes the Yorke Peninsula a tranquil yet spectacular landscape for holidaymakers seeking a full range of diversions with equally tranquil accommodation to match.
There are many ways to explore this coastal playground, whether you stick to roads hugging the shore or criss-cross your way between squeaky-sand beaches and inland towns. To help visitors become acquainted with the Peninsula, a series of drives, paths and walks are woven into the landscape. See the region with a short 90-minute stroll, a day walk or even a multi-day journey, staying at campsites or secluded accommodation along the way. Some popular multi-day routes include Marion Bay to Gleesons Landing and Port Rickaby to the Gap - be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the wombat warrens that are dotted along this walk.
Those that prefer two wheels to two feet can cycle the Yorke Peninsula too, with tracks for all experience levels available. If you fancy the comfort of something on four wheels however, follow the Coastal Way road trip to motor your way around more than 700 kilometres of coastline. The Way's first checkpoint is Port Wakefield (a 1 hour 20-minute drive from Adelaide), before the trip winds down towards Stanbury and Stenhouse Bay. Once you've reached the tip of the Peninsula make your way back up towards Warooka and Port Victoria.
No matter what path you tred, the reward for your exploratory feats is a night (or more) in luxury Yorke Peninsula accommodation. Hole up in a cosy room at a heritage B&B, a beachfront house or a self-contained apartment fitted out with all the 21st-century must-haves. Any and all are perfect for your next Yorke Peninsula holiday, but when you're ready to bid adieu to the area, check out our collection of South Australia accommodation.