Stenhouse Bay

The southernmost settlement on Yorke Peninsula, Stenhouse Bay located 284 kilometres from Adelaide is the entry point to Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park.

Although it finished as a town in the 1970s, its heritage-listed jetty and old mining implements are a reminder that the district was once Australia’s primary source of gypsum for plaster and cement.

Chances are almost every older house in southern suburban Australia has some Inneston gypsum, shipped from Stenhouse Bay, in it. You can learn about this amazing heritage by following the Thomson Pfitzner Plaster Trail hike to Inneston. The trail follows the old wooden rail line and has interpretive signage along the way. Today, the jetty is popular for fishing and diving.

When diving you will enjoy clear water with an abundance of marine life. The thing about Stenhouse Bay is that when you get there, and you are heading southwest into the park, the fun is just beginning.

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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.