There's an abundance of wildlife to be found on Yorke Peninsula.

You can see kangaroos and emus roaming free and a variety of birdlife from black-faced cormorants to wedge-tailed eagles, falcons and crested tern.

In Innes National Park, keep an eye out for emus, western grey kangaroos, western pygmy possums, the rare western whipbird, ospreys and maybe even a white-bellied sea eagle in full flight.  Sharp-eyed visitors may spot a malleefowl roaming in the park, an elusive and rare ground-dwelling bird, slightly larger than a domestic hen.

Dolphins can be found all year round in the shallow waters of the Yorke Peninsula coast. Between May and September, keep an eye out for southern-right whales as they pass along the coastline.

Why not visit one of Yorke Peninsula's fauna parks:

  • HJ & Brian Cook Native Animal Reserve, Minlaton - home to emus, wallabies and kangaroos. 

  • The Bute Lions Fauna Park in the heart of Bute has emus, peacocks, guinea fowl and golden pheasants.      

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


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