Wildlife Encounters

There are opportunities for once in a lifetime wildlife encounters on Yorke Peninsula, including viewing the migration of Southern-Right Whales between May and September and dolphins in the shallows year-round. 

Abundant birdlife includes the rare western whipbird and white-bellied sea eagle. Keen twitchers can also tick black-faced cormorants, wedge-tailed eagles, falcons, osprey and crested tern off their list. A few lifers in there for sure! 

Closer to the ground you're likely to come across emus, western grey kangaroos, western pygmy possums and the elusive ground-dwelling mallee fowl.   

Many towns throughout the region have nature walks; stroll through native bushland or watch pelicans lazing on the beach, black swans drifting gracefully and a myriad of other coastal birdlife.

Salt Lake Trail

Explore Yorke Peninsula's Salt Lake Trail across four self-guided driving routes, and travel past some of the best vantage points for that perfect photo opportunity.

Salt lakes can be a vibrant pink colour due to high salinity levels, or they can change from white to pink to blue depending on the salt content and season. 

At various times of the day and year, the lakes along the trail can span the colour spectrum from purple to blue, orange to white, or silver to pink.

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.