History & Heritage

Indulge yourself in the rich history and heritage, and experience the unique culture Yorke Peninsula has to offer.

Yorke Peninsula is steeped in history from Aboriginal culture that began thousands of years before European settlement to our maritime, miningagriculture and aviation history.

In the 19th century, Yorke Peninsula saw a copper mining boom and an explosion of agricultural trade and the ingenuity of early settlers led to many agricultural inventions. 

Shipwreckslighthouses, historic ports and jetties were integral to our past and an era when windjammers rolled on their moorings and towns bustled with sailors and farmers delivering their cargo.

The regions many museums provide you with a vivid insight into Yorke Peninsula’s fascinating history.


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Copper Coast Visitor Information Centre, Kadina

Ph 1800 654 991

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Yorke Peninsula Visitor Information 

Ph 1800 202 445

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