Ports & Jetties
In the early days of settlement, Yorke Peninsula's ports were full of life with boats loaded up with cargos of wool, lime, gypsum, grain and general supplies that traded as far away as England.
Imagine the scenes of windjammers, steamships, ketches and schooners tied up to town jetties or moored off shore.
A visit to the historic jetties and some of our fascinating museums gives you an insight into an era when communities were almost entirely dependent on sea transport.
Today, Yorke Peninsula's ports and jetties are alive and thriving with holiday makers and fishers. Whether you are reliving the history, dangling a line, diving on jetties or shipwrecks or relaxing on the coast, we hope you enjoy our historic ports with the remnants of the past, mixed with more modern facilities of today.
Ardrossan, Wallaroo, Klein Point and Port Giles are still thriving shipping ports with the export of grain, salt and mining produce. They are serviced by large bulk carrying ships, quite different to the smaller ketches and windjammers of yesteryear.
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