Gleesons Landing to Corny Point
Distance: 20.5km (4 hours 58 minutes)
Walkers start this section of Walk The Yorke from Gleesons Landing, before travelling the 20.5 kilometres (4 hours 58 minutes) to Corny Point around Yorke Peninsula’s toe.
You can camp overnight at Gleesons Landing (permit required) before starting your trek, or just choose to walk one of the 3 smaller walks in this section:
- Gleesons Landing to Swincer Rocks Point 3.9km (58 minutes)
- Swincer Rocks Point to Point Annies 2.7km (41 minutes)
- Point Annies to Corny Point 13.9km (3 hours 29 minutes)
The trail for walkers alternates between a walking trail and beach walk throughout this section, but it means a variety of experiences…from small beaches with soft sands to coastline pounded by the Southern ocean.
For cyclists, some of this section is inaccessible and because of this the bike trail doesn’t begin at Gleeson’s Landing, but instead following established rural roads with local names, West Coast Road, Gleeson’s Road, Marion Bay Road and Point Annie Road, before joining up with the walking trail at Point Annie.
Some of the best surfing beaches in South Australia can be found along this section of Yorke Peninsula’s coastline, and you might be lucky enough to see some talented local surfers in action. Or perhaps even dolphins catching a wave?
From Point Annie, the walking and cycling trails run parallel along the coastline and past the Corny Point Lighthouse.
Continue in an easterly direction into the Corny Point township, where you can choose to spend the night in a holiday house or at the caravan park; or grab a drink at the tavern or general store before heading on to the next park of the trail.
To help plan your walk, download the Gleesons Landing to Corny Point map.
All distances are one-way, as Walk The Yorke is a continuous linear trail covering more than 500kms.
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Trail Notes & Important Information
- When walking between Gleesons Landing to Swincers Rocks the beach may have very soft and deep sands.
- If walking along the beach walk of this section, it is recommended to check tide times and plan your walk for low tide. High tides may result in waves crashing high on the beach.