Port Rickaby To Port Victoria

Distance: 21.6km (5 hours 24 minutes)

From Port Rickaby heading north towards Port Victoria, walkers follow a beach walk for almost the entire section of 21.6 kilometres, while cyclists follow the roads, before joining up on a shared trail just south of the Port Victoria township.

This section of Walk The Yorke can be done in 2 smaller parts - Port Rickaby to Wauraltee Beach 9.9km (2 hours 28 minutes), and Wauraltee Beach to Port Victoria 11.7km (2 hours 56 minutes).

The Walk The Yorke trail is most definitely about the beach throughout this section.  Long wide beaches with shallow, crystal blue waters can be found as far as the eye can see.  There are also dune systems all along the coastline, which have coastal vegetation to help protect them.

This part of Walk The Yorke goes along Wauraltee Beach, where you can camp the night or a few days.  There is also the Wauraltee Beach Shelter if you just want to take a rest from your walk.

Walk The Yorke continues north before meeting up with the cycling trail, before going past Rifle Butts Beach & South Beach, just before Port Victoria.  The shared trail follows the coastline into Port Victoria; past the golf course, jetty and maritime museum.

To help plan your walk, download the Port Rickaby to Port Victoria map.

Continue on to the next section of Walk The Yorke –  Port Victoria to Balgowan, or view the other trails on Yorke Peninsula.

All distances are one-way, as Walk The Yorke is a continuous linear trail covering more than 500kms.

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Walking Distances & Times

Total length 21.6km (5 hours 24 minutes); or broken into 2 smaller sections:

  • Port Rickaby to Wauraltee Beach 9.9km (2 hours 28 minutes)
  • Wauraltee Beach to Port Victoria 11.7km (2 hours 56 minutes)


Trail Notes & Important Information

  • A short section of the beach to the north of Port Rickaby may have seaweed build up.  Please allow extra time in case this takes a little longer to navigate.


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