All about the 3 Day Yorke Peninsula Coastal Wilderness Tour

This is the tour that has it all, Aboriginal Culture, Wildlife, Beaches, Rugged Cliffs and Coastline, Fishing, Surfing, Spectacular Scenery and even a visit to a local winery.

Innes National Park and the surrounding area has some of the most spectacular coastal scenery in the world. See an abundance of wildlife including Emus, Kangaroos, Birds, Dolphins, and Whales.

One and a half hours after leaving Adelaide be introduced to the local Aboriginal traditional owners. Explore their ancient landscapes and listen to Dreaming stories and share some of their cultures. Come fishing, swim in clear lagoons and try surfing. Walk along deserted beaches with pure white sand and rolling ocean waves that go on forever! In the evenings enjoy the local produce and seafood before settling down for the night in our comfortable coastal accommodation. You will even be able to try some excellent local wines, with a visit to Barley Stacks Winery.

3 Day Yorke Peninsula Coastal Wilderness Tour Itinerary - 3 days

  • Day 1 Adelaide to Yorke Peninsula
    Departing Adelaide you will head north along the eastern side of the Gulf St Vincent and be entertained with stories about our early explorers including Matthew Flinders and Edward Beudine. Rounding the tip of the Gulf travel south down the western side of the Gulf where you will find incredible diversity; from coastal mangroves to one of the richest farming areas in Australia.
    A stop is made at the Ardrossan bakery - famous for its delicious homemade goodies.
    For the next part of your trip you will be joined by one the local aboriginal people. You will be taken on a 2 hour journey of enlightenment; learning about their culture, sharing their knowledge and listening to Dreaming stories. Enjoy a walk along a coastal pathway to the Ochre Cliffs and discover colored clays that have been used in aboriginal ceremonies for thousands of years. As part of this very special cultural experience, you will be shown things that not many people even know about, including such treasures as an ancient man-made fish trap made of heavy rocks that the Adjahdura people used for thousands of years.
    Enjoy a picnic lunch at the historic township of Minlaton before making our way to the clear blue waters of Spencer Gulf.
    At the bottom of Yorke Peninsula view some of the most spectacular coastal scenery the world has to offer. White sand beaches that stretch forever, rolling surf where pods of dolphins can be filmed frolicking amongst the waves, and rugged cliffs that protect the unspoiled beauty of this pristine environment.
    Back at our lodgings you will be served a wholesome meal and have an opportunity to sample some our fabulous local seafood. (L,D)
  • Day 2 Yorke Peninsula
    Enjoy a full day exploring the beauty of Innes National Park - the spectacular and wild coastline of Southern York Peninsula. With its soaring cliffs and magnificent views over Kangaroo Island, this National Park is a photographers dream! Walk, swim and explore un-trodden beaches and come face-to-face with the abundant wildlife.
    Visit the historic Inneston village and explore the ruins of an abandoned gypsum town along the Inneston Historic Walk. Once home to around 200 people, Inneston was completely self-sufficient, having its own school, post office, bakery, general store and tennis court. Over 40 shipwrecks lay off the coast of Innes National Park and the Southern Yorke Peninsula.
    Visit the rusted relics of the park's most famous wreck, The Ethel, that came to grief in 1904 when it ran aground near the beach during a severe storm. Take a short walk to admire the operating lighthouses at Cape Spencer and West Cape. On the horizon is another lighthouse that operates on Althorpe Islands Conservation Park. These lighthouses not only provide safe passage for vessels today, but offer an insight into the area's maritime heritage.
    Innes National Park is one of only a few places in the world where living stromatolites are known to exist. Stromatolites consist of layers of blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria). New layers develop on top, closest to the light, trapping whatever silt may be present. Old layers underneath are impregnated with calcium carbonate and become fossilized. In this park, the dome-shaped structures occur around the edges of the salt lakes. Carbon dating has indicated some of the stromatolites to be around 3,000 years old.
    At the end of the day capture a magical South Aussie sunset, relax around the campfire tonight and enjoy a drink and be tempted with some of South Australia’s seafood delicacies. (B,L,D)
  • Day 3 Yorke Peninsula to Adelaide
    No need to hurry. Enjoy a stroll along the spectacular coastline of Spencer Gulf, look for dolphins in the surf or the rare Hooded Plover. Grab a fishing rod (provided) and try the great Australian experience of beach fishing for the sought after King George Whiting or as an optional extra, join our local expert instructor for a surf lesson. In the winter months this coastline is often visited by Southern Right whales and they can be seen from a number of vantage points.
    After a relaxing morning of fishing and wildlife, we will head off and visit the Barley Stacks Winery. Barley Stacks Winery is the first commercial vineyard and winery to be established on the traditional barley belt of the Yorke Peninsula, which is traditionally renowned for growing the world’s best malting barley.
    Taste and enjoy the local produce before heading back to the top of the peninsula, passing the ancient Hummock Ranges before a short relaxing trip back to Adelaide, arriving approx. 5pm (B,L)
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Real Aussie Says:
This tour is great in both summer and winter, with sunny beaches and swimming in the warmer months and amazing rugged coasts, big waves, and whale watching in the cooler months.

3 Day Yorke Peninsula Coastal Wilderness Tour Price information
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Price

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Tour code: HB3DAYSOU
$695
Multi-share dorm with shared facilities
$950
Double/Twin with shared facilities
$995
Single with shared facilities
$1495
Double/Twin with private facilities
$1595
Single with private facilities

Departure information

Starts

1st Monday of each month from central Adelaide accommodation

Ends
Adelaide


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Important Notes

Things you need to know about this tour
  • Luggage should be kept to 15 kg in a soft bag or backpack with an additional day pack.
  • Sleeping bag hire $20 per person
  • This is a tour into the sometimes unpredictable outback of Australia. Passengers need to bring an easy going outlook and a willingness to assist the tour guide at times. Advertised itineraries may vary due to circumstances beyond our control. No refund will be offered if you're unable to achieve all locations within the itinerary.
  • Travel insurance is recommended. Get a quote here.

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