yorke peninsular

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 11:23
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im in adelaide at moment, helping friends at the caravan and camping show[they make hillbilly camping gear]. my wife and i intend to go on to the yorke peninsular on tuesday and spend a couple of weeks or more. we have a lc100 and a largish roadstar caravan and we are fully equipped for bush camping. we love to fish and have a 3.7 tinnie to use.we also love history and can spend days at museums and historic sites. we know about innes nat pk and we will be spending at least 5 days there but if we can gather any info re other locations we would appreciate this. thanks in advance peter
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Reply By: Member - Jason S (SA) - Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 11:41

Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 11:41
Head in from Edithburg and then down to Saltana Point. Modest dirt road all the way. From Saltana Point follow the South Coast road sticking right to the coast all the way. The whole area is very picturesque with plenty of places for you to pull up for the night. Make Troubridge Drive a must see!! You willl know it by the red lighthouse. Spend a night here if you can , plenty of areas to pull up to. Great fishing also at this point.

Make your way through Port Moorowie and Foul Bay. Continue to Point Davenport Conservation Park but without the Van.

At the end of the South Coast Road, you are almost into Marion Bay and Innes National Park.

It is the perfect way into Innes and a nice drive. It is classified as a 4WD track but it is very much on the easy side.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jason S (SA) - Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 11:46

Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 11:46
South coast road starts at 35.091678, 137.458793 by the way.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jason S (SA) - Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 11:52

Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 11:52
Sorry , It retarts here after you loose it to head into Port Moorowie.
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Reply By: Parso - Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 12:46

Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 12:46
A visit to Mt Ive Station is worthwhile.
Friendly people, you can camp or stay in the shearers quarters, some great tracks to explore, etc.
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 19:53

Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 19:53
G'day Parso....

You're right, Mt Ive is a great place to visit...however, it's a fair way from Yorke Peninsula (about 4 to 5 hours drive from my home at Kadina, on a good day....hahaha)

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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Yalgoo) - Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 17:13

Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 17:13
Ill cop flack for this but the Yorke Penninsula was where we would go if there wasnt time to visit theWest coast of the Eyre Penninsula.
There was far less people, the fishing was better and the scenery more varied. If youve got a couple of weeks or more thats what i would (have done plenty of times) do
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Reply By: stevie1947 - Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 19:56

Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 19:56
Visit the copper triangle towns of Kadina, Wallarroo and Moonta.
They are full of historic mining sites and facinating Olde World shops and museums. Great fishing at Wallarroo, Moonta and Port Hughes.
Also towards the south end there is a military museum at Booblawcowie(?) worth a look.
Browns Beach and Sherrifs Beach are top beach fishing spots.
For Blue Swimmer Crabs visist Port Broughton as they are in abundance at the minute.
Have fun.
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 20:02

Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 20:02
G'day Peter......

I agree with Davoe that the west coast is probably more scenic and has better fishing than Yorke Peninsula. (BTW: what I know about fishing.... well you could write it all down on the back of a half-sucked Aspro)...hahaha

Anyway, we live in Kadina where I am the President of the YP 4WD Club (not that that means anything really....it's just that I may know a bit more than some people.....perhaps).

Gleesons Landing is a place that would be "friendly" towards your van etc. Also, as stated above, the track out of Edithburgh along the south coast is a good idea..... there is a camping site (no amenities) about 11klm out of town. It is between the track and the beach. On the opposite side of the track you'll be just about in the shadow of one of the 55 large wind-turbines/generators.

On your way down the eastern side, you might like to go into Tiddy Widdy beach. There is plenty of places to camp on the sand about 4klm north of the village; but be aware the sand can be soft and boggy. We have had people get in there with vans in tow, but you'll need to let your tyres down. Head north along the coast from Ardrossan to Tiddy Widdy, keep going and about 4klm north, you'll see some tracks leading in between the scrub.

On the western side, The Gap is another decent camping place.

If you'd like to catch up for a coffee etc , just let me know. My mobile is 0414 890 148.

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