Yorke Peninsula Just a two-hour drive from Adelaide
Catch your own King George Whiting for dinner in the Yorke Peninsula. The stunning beaches and national parks plus friendly coastal towns are the reason this is a favourite holiday spot with South Australians. ‘Yorkes’ is famous for its fishing, so this is the perfect place to snag your own fresh fish dinner.
The region boasts more than 700 kilometres of coastline caressed by sea, with rugged coastal cliffs, sweeping sandy beaches, secluded bays and a rich mining and seafaring history.
The local eateries are famous for their hearty pub meals and scrumptious seafood where you can dine on blue swimmer crabs, crayfish or scallops plucked directly from the waters.
You will find award-winning restaurants, bakeries, cafes and pubs all dedicated to serving the best the Yorke Peninsula has to offer.
Experience Yorke Peninsula
Artisan wine, pub-style fare, traditional bakeries and the freshest seafood; the Yorke Peninsula has so much to offer with its food and wine.
Cast a line over the jetty and catch your own lunch or stop in at a good old fish and chip shop on the main street of one of the many country towns in the region. Explore the pristine wilderness of Innes National Park at the southern tip of the Peninsula, and refuel at the Marion Bay Tavern, famous for its wood-fired pizza.
Seafood lovers travelling through the region should make a stop at Southern Yorke Oysters in Stansbury, where you can buy fresh direct from the producer. Want to catch your own meal? Test your skills at crabbing in Ardrossan or Port Vincent and cook up a feast on the beach.
Hidden in the traditional “barley belt” is the Yorke Peninsula’s first commercial vineyard producing premium fruit from the rich limestone soil. Drop into Barley Stacks Wines for a wine flight and a drop of their liqueur Chardonnay.
You can’t leave the Yorke Peninsula without tasting a delicious Cornish Pasty – a legacy from the Cornish miners who helped settle the area. Try the Cornish Kitchen Bakery at Moonta for their pastry delights.