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 Speed58.47 km/hr
Travel 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

MUST READ: You are strongly encouraged to read the following articles prepared by the knowledge experts at ExplorOz for your safety and preparation before undertaking this Trek - Outback Safety, Outback Driving Tips, Outback Communications, and Vehicle Setup for the Outback.

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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What to See

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Directions

Port Pirie to Wandearah East
Driving: 22.46 km
Heading: 169°
Avg Speed: 78.46 km/hr
EST Time: 17:10
Wandearah East to Port Broughton
Driving: 30.74 km
Heading: 206°
Avg Speed: 96 km/hr
EST Time: 19:12
Port Broughton to Bews
Driving: 15.82 km
Heading: 203°
Avg Speed: 78.23 km/hr
EST Time: 12:08
Bews to Wallaroo
Driving: 33.23 km
Heading: 223°
Avg Speed: 85.86 km/hr
EST Time: 23:13
Wallaroo to Balgowan
Driving: 49.54 km
Heading: 196°
Avg Speed: 71.31 km/hr
EST Time: 41:40
Balgowan to Point Warrenne
Driving: 0.18 km
Heading: 244°
Avg Speed: 71.31 km/hr
EST Time: 00:09
Point Warrenne to Port Victoria
Driving: 24.99 km
Heading: 182°
Avg Speed: 67.41 km/hr
EST Time: 22:14
Port Victoria to Port Rickaby
Driving: 21.97 km
Heading: 177°
Avg Speed: 27.64 km/hr
EST Time: 47:41
Port Rickaby to Parsons Beach
Driving: 19.78 km
Heading: 190°
Avg Speed: 47.73 km/hr
EST Time: 24:51
Parsons Beach to Port Minlacowie
Driving: 12.73 km
Heading: 191°
Avg Speed: 54.13 km/hr
EST Time: 14:06
Port Minlacowie to Point Turton
Driving: 22.27 km
Heading: 221°
Avg Speed: 32.5 km/hr
EST Time: 41:06
Point Turton to Point Souttar
Driving: 8.52 km
Heading: 302°
Avg Speed: 49.41 km/hr
EST Time: 10:20
Point Souttar to Galway Bay
Driving: 2.02 km
Heading: 272°
Avg Speed: 59.63 km/hr
EST Time: 02:01
Galway Bay to The Pines
Driving: 13.78 km
Heading: 258°
Avg Speed: 43.05 km/hr
EST Time: 19:12
The Pines to Corny Point Lighthouse
Driving: 16.47 km
Heading: 278°
Avg Speed: 47.7 km/hr
EST Time: 20:43
Corny Point Lighthouse to Point Annie
Driving: 8.14 km
Heading: 209°
Avg Speed: 47.71 km/hr
EST Time: 10:14
Point Annie to White Hut
Driving: 25.64 km
Heading: 161°
Avg Speed: 52.59 km/hr
EST Time: 29:15
White Hut to Warooka Stenhouse Bay Rd & Marion Bay Rd
Driving: 33.81 km
Heading: 188°
Avg Speed: 66.85 km/hr
EST Time: 30:20
Warooka Stenhouse Bay Rd & Marion Bay Rd to Marion Bay
Driving: 2.06 km
Heading: 212°
Avg Speed: 24.46 km/hr
EST Time: 05:03
Marion Bay to Stenhouse Bay
Driving: 5.45 km
Heading: 222°
Avg Speed: 55.97 km/hr
EST Time: 05:50
Stenhouse Bay to Inneston
Driving: 10.15 km
Heading: 274°
Avg Speed: 43.48 km/hr
EST Time: 14:00
Inneston to Pondalowie Bay
Driving: 15 km
Heading: 309°
Avg Speed: 45.2 km/hr
EST Time: 19:54
Pondalowie Bay to Browns Beach
Driving: 12.71 km
Heading: 39°
Avg Speed: 42.7 km/hr
EST Time: 17:51
Browns Beach to Pondalowie Bay
Driving: 12.71 km
Heading: 219°
Avg Speed: 42.7 km/hr
EST Time: 17:51
Pondalowie Bay to Inneston
Driving: 15 km
Heading: 130°
Avg Speed: 45.2 km/hr
EST Time: 19:54
Inneston to Stenhouse Bay
Driving: 10.15 km
Heading: 95°
Avg Speed: 43.48 km/hr
EST Time: 14:00
Stenhouse Bay to Marion Bay
Driving: 5.45 km
Heading: 42°
Avg Speed: 55.97 km/hr
EST Time: 05:50
Marion Bay to Warooka Stenhouse Bay Rd & Marion Bay Rd
Driving: 2.06 km
Heading: 32°
Avg Speed: 24.46 km/hr
EST Time: 05:03
Warooka Stenhouse Bay Rd & Marion Bay Rd to Green Hill
Driving: 50.44 km
Heading: 70°
Avg Speed: 61.19 km/hr
EST Time: 49:27
Green Hill to Port Moorowie
Driving: 6.86 km
Heading: 108°
Avg Speed: 58.4 km/hr
EST Time: 07:02
Port Moorowie to Waltham
Driving: 5.94 km
Heading: 81°
Avg Speed: 50.14 km/hr
EST Time: 07:06
Waltham to Edithburgh
Driving: 15.31 km
Heading: 82°
Avg Speed: 69.96 km/hr
EST Time: 13:07
Edithburgh to Coobowie
Driving: 6.08 km
Heading: 344°
Avg Speed: 39.59 km/hr
EST Time: 09:12
Coobowie to Wool Bay
Driving: 8.7 km
Heading: 23°
Avg Speed: 73.78 km/hr
EST Time: 07:04
Wool Bay to Stansbury
Driving: 12.17 km
Heading: 23°
Avg Speed: 65.91 km/hr
EST Time: 11:04
Stansbury to Port Vincent
Driving: 17.32 km
Heading: 21°
Avg Speed: 68.72 km/hr
EST Time: 15:07
Port Vincent to Surveyor Point
Driving: 0.37 km
Heading: 96°
Avg Speed: 2.02 km/hr
EST Time: 10:59
Surveyor Point to Pine Point
Driving: 24.84 km
Heading:
Avg Speed: 73.78 km/hr
EST Time: 20:12
Pine Point to Ardrossan
Driving: 17.81 km
Heading: 12°
Avg Speed: 75.54 km/hr
EST Time: 14:08
Ardrossan to Port Clinton
Driving: 30.02 km
Heading: 22°
Avg Speed: 52.91 km/hr
EST Time: 34:02
Port Clinton to Kulpara
Driving: 19.7 km
Heading:
Avg Speed: 58.56 km/hr
EST Time: 20:11
Kulpara to Darnleigh Park
Driving: 11.52 km
Heading: 349°
Avg Speed: 86.01 km/hr
EST Time: 08:02
Darnleigh Park to Bute
Driving: 11.2 km
Heading: 357°
Avg Speed: 73.96 km/hr
EST Time: 09:05
Bute to Port Broughton
Driving: 31.24 km
Heading: 347°
Avg Speed: 92.17 km/hr
EST Time: 20:20
Port Broughton to Wandearah West
Driving: 26.67 km
Heading: 11°
Avg Speed: 88.03 km/hr
EST Time: 18:10
Wandearah West to Lower Broughton
Driving: 10.2 km
Heading:
Avg Speed: 86.44 km/hr
EST Time: 07:04
Lower Broughton to Port Pirie
Driving: 15.24 km
Heading: 11°
Avg Speed: 69.62 km/hr
EST Time: 13:08
Distance is GPS recorded distance based on the travel mode shown (Driving, Straight, Cycling, Walking etc), Direction is straight line from start to end, Avg Speed & EST Time is calculated from GPS data.

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