22 Feb 2023

2 days in Port Broughton and surrounds

Welcome to Port Broughton, a stunning town where land meets the sea

The heart of the Top of the Yorke, Port Broughton is the perfect spot for your next family adventure. Even though we’re just a short two-hour drive away from Adelaide, you’ll feel worlds away from the stresses of life as you let the coastal lifestyle wash over you.


Wake up bright and early and stroll the town’s waterfront to the town centre.

Today is all about spending time outside!

Pop to the Port Broughton IGA and pick up your picnic lunch supplies before heading back to the adventurous activities that the whole family can enjoy at the Port Broughton Tourist Park. Their Mini Golf is a great way for all ages to get involved in a little bit of competitive fun, or whether you or the kids want the adrenalin rush of the waterslides, want to get soaked from the tipping bucket or just get squirted with water their waterpark has it all.

Take a leisurely stroll along the picturesque waterfront and unwind in the serene foreshore recreation area. With its idyllic views and vibrant ambiance, it’s the perfect place to let loose and have some fun. Plunge yourself in the playground wonderland, with two thrilling playgrounds featuring exhilarating slides, swings and monkey bars.

And if you’re looking for an inclusive experience, the All-Abilities Access Playground is the first of its kind in the Yorke Peninsula, catering to children of all abilities. For the more active types, the foreshore boasts a basketball court and gym equipment overlooking the majestic jetty and shimmering waters. And speaking of waters, our safe and easily accessible is an ideal spot for aquatic adventures. Kids can learn new skills like kayaking, swimming or even stand-up paddle boarding.

Worked up an appetite? Time to enjoy your option of fresh local seafood that awaits at Port Broughton Hotel. Pull up a chair outside in the Front Beer Garden where the waterfront views will take you straight to utopia. Of course, this place is also dog friendly, don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy the moment with your four-legged friend.

With your belly now content, wind down at your sea front King George family cabin at Port Broughton Tourist Park as you watch one of the best sunsets in South Australia. Once the sun goes down, take the kids and drop a line or crab net off the Historic Town Jetty for some night fishing. There’s never a bad time of year for fishing at Port Broughton. Once you get a taste of the Yellowfin Whiting, Salmon, Blue Swimmer Crab or fresh Squid you’ll be hooked.

Having caught your daily bag limit, it’s time to rest for the night before your next day of family adventure begins. 


After a blissful night’s slumber it’s time for breakfast at Bay Street Café, don’t forget to try one of their Mega Shakes, it’s never too early for ice-cream! Wander the town square and spend the morning shopping at one of the numerous retail outlets, which offer local products and produce. We love supporting small local businesses. If you’re lucky there might even be the Seaside Markets (seasonal).

Next stop, lunch: and if you (like us) love fresh pastries then the Broughton Bakery is the place to go. Still hungry? Dive into their delicious cakes and slices.

Directly opposite and with a creative craving in full swing, take your time at Gallery 1871 and be dazzled by ongoing exhibitions showcasing the works of emerging and established artist from all over the region. With each exhibition more captivating than the last, you’ll find yourself transported into a world of colour, creativity and imagination. And if you’re feeling inspired to tap into your own artistic side, Gallery 1871 offers a range of adult and children’s workshops where you can unleash your creativity and learn new skills.

Only a short four-minute walk, visit the Port Broughton Heritage Centre and Museum and immerse yourself in the town’s rich farming and maritime history; also home to the regions only antique doll collection, some say it takes you back to your childhood others say its spooky – you decide! While there speak to one of the friendly local volunteers and grab the self-guided town history tour. A short walk with signage outlining Port Broughton’s early years. Look for the signs!

Continuing on, let the kids burn off some energy at the local skate park before packing your bags and bidding farewell. The popular skate park is a well-designed site where young people can gather to show off their skating and bike skills.

Part of the joy of Top of the Yorke is your trip doesn’t end once you leave Port Broughton.

Stop for a quick but satisfying pit stop on your way home to discover the colourful Bute ‘beaut’ Silo Art having laid claim to Australia’s Best Rural Art in the 2022 Australian Street Art Awards. Inspired by representing women in the region using vibrant colours and local agriculture, flora and fauna.

With the late afternoon light now settling in, it’s time to hit the road. Spend the easy two-hour drive back to the hustle and bustle of Adelaide city life planning your next visit to Top of the Yorke.

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.