Yorke

StartClick to Reverse the Dynamic Map and Driving NotesPort Pirie
FinishPort Pirie
DifficultyDifficulty 1/5
Suitable for4WD AWD 2WD Caravan Camper Motorhome Bike 
Distance774.46 km
Minimum Days2
Average Speed58.46 km/hr
Driving Time13 hrs 14 mins
Page Updated: 16 Oct 2011

Description

The Yorke Peninsula trek note is a round trip beginning and ending at Port Pirie and taking in a total distance of around 774kms. There are many ports and towns along the way including: Port Victoria, Port Moorowie, , Port Vincent and the towns of Edithburgh and Ardrossan. There is plenty of things to do along the way and if you are into surfing, swimming, fishing and diving and beautiful bays and beaches, then the long drive is well worth it.

The highlight of the trip is definitely the Innes National Park. This is where the Yorke Peninsula's real attraction begins and as you head around the end of the peninsula, the coast becomes very scenic and lined by cliffs which have claimed a fair share of its own shipwrecks. Be sure to check out the numerous salt lakes and the historic Inneston township as you head further into the park.

Within the Innes National Park there are a number of camp sites. Pondalowie Bay is the biggest campsite in the park and has showers and is situated just near a bay of the same name with a fantastic sheltered beach. A lot of people are drawn to Innes National Park for its excellent surf and the break from in front of the Surfers Campground (aptly named) is pretty popular and deservedly so. From the Surfers Campground, it’s another 6kms to Dolphin and Shell Beach (both with excellent swimming) and Browns Beach is a beautiful spot and good for snorkelling. It’s worth a 2-3 day stay in the park to see everything that it has to offer.

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Preparation

Permits

Innes National Park day pass is $7.50 per vehicle. Camping $5.00 per night/per vehicle at the general sites, Pondalowie - $10.00 per night/per vehicle, Casurina Campground - $15.00 per night/per vehicle.
More fees are available here: www.parks.sa.gov.au

For more information contact: Yorke Distict Office
Department for Environment and Heritage
Stenhouse Bay SA 5577
Australia
Phone: (08) 8854 3200
Fax: (08) 8854 3299

Fuel Supplies & Usage

Fuel SymbolPort Vincent.
DieselULPLPG
4cyl 109 litres4cyl 125 litres4cyl 155 litres
6cyl 119 litres6cyl 140 litres6cyl 136 litres
8cyl 119 litres8cyl 128 litres
Usage is averaged from recorded data (* specific to this trek) and calculated based on trek distance.

Best Time To Visit

Late Spring and Summer, although Winter is very good for salmon fishing.

Closest Climatic Station

Port Pirie Nyrstar Comparison
Distance from Trek Mid Point 2.42km N
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C32.031.829.424.820.417.116.418.121.324.527.730.0
Mean Min. °C17.717.916.013.210.78.47.78.29.811.914.416.3
Mean Rain mm18.617.818.627.538.240.733.934.935.533.324.123.0
    Best time to travel      Ok time to travel      Travel NOT recommended

Services & Supplies

The following locations have various services And supplies:Coobowie, Port Vincent

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Directions

LocationsDistanceDirection Time
Port Pirie to Wandearah East22.46 kmS169° 17 min
Wandearah East to Port Broughton30.74 kmSW206° 19 min
Port Broughton to Bews15.82 kmSW203° 12 min
Bews to Wallaroo33.23 kmSW224° 23 min
Wallaroo to Balgowan49.54 kmS196° 41 min
Balgowan to Point Warrenne0.18 kmSW244°
Point Warrenne to Port Victoria24.99 kmS182° 22 min
Port Victoria to Port Rickaby21.97 kmS177° 47 min
Port Rickaby to Parsons Beach19.78 kmS190° 24 min
Parsons Beach to Port Minlacowie12.73 kmS191° 14 min
Port Minlacowie to Point Turton22.27 kmSW221° 41 min
Point Turton to Point Souttar8.52 kmNW302° 10 min
Point Souttar to Galway Bay2.02 kmW272° 2 min
Galway Bay to The Pines13.78 kmW258° 19 min
The Pines to Corny Point Lighthouse16.47 kmW279° 20 min
Corny Point Lighthouse to Point Annie8.14 kmSW208° 10 min
Point Annie to White Hut25.64 kmS161° 29 min
White Hut to Warooka Stenhouse Bay Rd & Marion Bay Rd33.81 kmS188° 30 min
Warooka Stenhouse Bay Rd & Marion Bay Rd to Marion Bay2.06 kmSW212° 5 min
Marion Bay to Stenhouse Bay5.45 kmSW222° 5 min
Stenhouse Bay to Inneston10.15 kmW274° 14 min
Inneston to Pondalowie Bay15 kmNW309° 19 min
Pondalowie Bay to Browns Beach12.71 kmNE39° 17 min
Browns Beach to Pondalowie Bay12.71 kmSW219° 17 min
Pondalowie Bay to Inneston15 kmSE129° 19 min
Inneston to Stenhouse Bay10.15 kmE94° 14 min
Stenhouse Bay to Marion Bay5.45 kmNE42° 5 min
Marion Bay to Warooka Stenhouse Bay Rd & Marion Bay Rd2.06 kmNE32° 5 min
Warooka Stenhouse Bay Rd & Marion Bay Rd to Green Hill50.44 kmE70° 49 min
Green Hill to Port Moorowie6.86 kmE108° 7 min
Port Moorowie to Waltham5.94 kmE81° 7 min
Waltham to Edithburgh15.31 kmE82° 13 min
Edithburgh to Coobowie6.08 kmN344° 9 min
Coobowie to Wool Bay8.7 kmNE23° 7 min
Wool Bay to Stansbury12.17 kmNE23° 11 min
Stansbury to Port Vincent17.32 kmN21° 15 min
Port Vincent to Surveyor Point0.37 kmE96° 10 min
Surveyor Point to Pine Point24.84 kmN20 min
Pine Point to Ardrossan17.81 kmN12° 14 min
Ardrossan to Port Clinton30.02 kmN22° 34 min
Port Clinton to Kulpara19.7 kmN20 min
Kulpara to Darnleigh Park11.52 kmN349° 8 min
Darnleigh Park to Bute11.2 kmN357° 9 min
Bute to Port Broughton31.24 kmN347° 20 min
Port Broughton to Wandearah West26.67 kmN11° 18 min
Wandearah West to Lower Broughton10.2 kmN7 min
Lower Broughton to Port Pirie15.24 kmN11° 13 min
Port Pirie to Port Pirie774.46 km  13 hr 14 min
Distance is GPS recorded driving distance (not straight line), Direction is straight line from start to end, Time is calculated from actual GPS driving data.

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