Explore Yorke Peninsula by foot and discover hidden secrets on walking trails that meander across the peninsula.
From coastal walks to heritage trails, town walks or exploring Innes National Park, there’s plenty of choice for stretching your legs.
An ongoing project Walk the Yorke, is linking together existing coastal trails to make a continuous 500 kilometre long trail along Yorke Peninsula's coastline. Walk the Yorke showcases pristine beaches, rugged cliffs, amazing views and farm land.
CH Smith Trail
Enjoy a leisurely walk along the clifftop from Ardrossan to Tiddy Widdy Beach with great views of Gulf St Vincent and plenty of birdlife. This easy 3 kilometre trail has many access points and is cycle and wheelchair friendly.
James Well, Rogues Point to Pine Point Walk
This 5.5 kilometre walk along the coast is mostly sealed, and features the original windmill that once supplied James Well township with mains water.
Port Vincent Walking Trail
This gently undulating trail runs through native scrub on the northern boundary of Port Vincent. It features three entrances, a wooden bridge and about 40 species of native vegetation. Entry to the Port Vincent Walking Trail is north of the Port Vincent marina.
Stansbury Coastal Trail
The 6 kilometre, three-stage Stansbury Coastal Trail stretches from the jetty, along the foreshore, past the caravan park and to the cemetery. Then choose between a cliff top or beach walk to Pitts Cutting. Interpretive signs provide details of the birdlife, including black swans and pelicans found on the sand flats.
Edithburgh Environmental Walk
This walk snakes its way for 4 kilometres from Edithburgh to Sultana Point. It’s an easy walk with a beach or cliff top option and wheelchair access. There’s also a 5 kilometre walk that takes you right along the coast to Coobowie. On a clear day you can see the Adelaide Hills.
Innes National Park walking trails
Stenhouse Bay Lookout Walk
Starting at the jetty car park, this 2 kilometre, 1 hour return loop leads you around the cliff tops through low closed coastal heath.
Thomson-Pfitzner Plaster Trail Hike
Start from Inneston or Stenhouse Bay, follow the Thomson-Pfitzner Plaster Trail Hike along the old wooden rail line. 16 interpretive signs take walkers back in time during a 3 hour return trip.
Cape Spencer Lighthouse Walk
Along this 15 minute return walk, observe fantastic views of Althorpe and Kangaroo islands from the lighthouse.
The Inneston Historic Walk is a well-marked, 1 hour return trail that meanders through the old gypsum mining area, with interpretive signs that tell the story of the early days.
West Cape Headland Hike
This easy, half-hour return, 1 kilometre loop trail takes you along the rugged cliff top of the West Cape headland, offering stunning views of Wedge and Althorpe islands and Pondalowie Bay.
Royston Head Walk
Enjoy spectacular views of the rugged peninsula and sparkling blue Southern Ocean, especially from the lookout. It takes around 2 hours return.
Browns Beach to Gym Beach
Along this 2 hour, 1 way trek, find unique flora and fauna, high sand dunes, a good range of birdlife and delicate wild orchids in spring.
Minlaton Walking Trail
Starting at the Visitor Information Centre, the Minlaton Walking Trail heads to the H J & Brian Cook Native Animal Reserve before meandering through the outskirts of town. Along the walk, interpretive signs explain the naturally growing River Red gums, and early settlement of the area, originally known as Gum Flat. The walk can be finished via Sheoak Grove or the Bird Hide, before heading back to the starting point.
Barkers Rocks Walking Trail
Between Barkers Rocks and Port Rickaby, this 5 kilometre trail takes about 2 hours each way and features a pristine coastal reserve with great coastal views.
Port Victoria Geology Trail
The Port Victoria Geology Trail runs south from the jetty to Rifle Butts Beach and highlights include volcanic action from nearly 2000 million years ago. Allow about 2 hours for this easy 3 kilometre walk. An excellent guide book, which explains in detail the sites and geological features, is available from the foreshore kiosk.
Port Hughes Coastal Trail
The 2.5 kilometre Port Hughes Coastal Trail, follows the cliffs and foreshore from Simms Cove to South Beach. Interpretive signs along the way, tell the story of Port Hughes history and the importance of managing the natural coastal environment.
Moonta Historic Town Walk
Starting and finishing at the Moonta Town Hall, the Moonta Historic Town Walk takes about 1 hour. The self guided walk showcases many of Moonta's shops, hotels, banks, post office, meeting halls and several houses. Most were erected between 1863 and 1875 and many have retained their authentic shop fronts and verandas.
Moonta Mines Walking Trails
Discover the history of this copper mining region via three marked trails which form the Moonta Mines Walking Trails. Ryans Walk is a short walk of about 500 metres. Hancocks Walk, from the miner’s cottage or sweet shop, is approximately 45 minutes return. Hughes Walk is a short loop around historic Hughes Engine House and takes about 1 hour. More information is available from the Moonta Tourist Office or the Moonta Mines Museum.
Wallaroo Historic Town Walk
The Wallaroo Historic Town Walk takes about 1 hour and covers Wallaroo's main commercial area which contains various buildings, both commercial and public, dating from 1861. Most of the Owen Terrace streetscape was erected between 1864 and 1900 and over the years has seen many changes of businesses and uses. Call into the Copper Coast Visitor Information Centre or the Wallaroo Heritage and Nautical Museum for the town walk map.
Kadina Historic Town Walk
For an insight into Kadina's past, this self guided Kadina Historic Town Walk takes in many old buildings including the Kadina Town Hall, Victoria Square Rotunda, churches, hotels and banks. The trail starts and finishes at the Kadina Town Hall and takes about one hour. Brochures are available from the Copper Coast Visitor Information Centre or local council offices.
Port Broughton Historic Walking Trail
Visit some of the historic landmarks and learn about Port Broughton’s history on the Port Broughton Historic Walking Trail. Call into the Port Broughton Visitor Outlet to collect a Walk Around Port Broughton booklet.