Spend the night in a ghost town! In the heart of Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park are the ruins of the little gypsum mining town of Inneston which once supported 150 miners, shopkeepers and their families.

Today it’s a ghost town except for 7 renovated heritage lodges that you can rent by the night.

It’s a brilliant spot to relax and chill out and wake to the sight of emus, kangaroos, tammar wallabies and mallee fowl.

A short walk away is the clear, brackish Inneston Lake where stromatolites grow. They’re very rare marine growths similar to coral built by algae and sediment. Inneston is a great base to explore the national park and lower Yorke Peninsula!

Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park has diverse flora and fauna, spectacular scenic landscapes, secluded beaches, bays and salt lakes, providing great opportunities to enjoy nature at its best with bushwalking, surfing, fishing, diving and bird watching.

Discover nearby towns

Stenhouse Bay
Marion Bay
Foul Bay
Corny Point

The Yorke Peninsula is the traditional lands of the Narungga (Nharangga) people, who have lived on, and cared for, this country since the beginning of time. We work, live and travel on Nharannga Banggara [Country], and we take time away from those pursuits to acknowledge and pay our deep respects to the Nharangga Elders of the past and present. 

Today, it is essential that we continue to care for and protect our spectacular natural environment. Tread lightly and leave no trace. Learn more about responsible and respectful travel on Yorke Peninsula.