YORKE PENINSULA

DAY 61

We are off to the Yorke Peninsula!!  On our last trip to South Australia, we ventured into the northwestern side of the Yorke down to Port Hughes but no further.

After our quick overnight stay at Mount Pleasant, we set off to find somewhere to camp on the Yorke. The wind is blowing quite a bit at the moment so the western side of the Peninsula should be a little more sheltered so we drove through to Port Victoria and down to Wauraltee Beach. You can camp right down on the beach at this site however after a quick wander down there and being sandblasted we decided this was not the place to set up camp for a few days!

We continued to Barker Rocks and this place was packed in like sardines and no room for us. We continued a short way down the coast to Point Turton where there was a low cost camp at Len Barker Reserve, however, with the wind still blowing this was a dust bowl so we opted for the oval at Warooka for the night and we would reassess tomorrow!! Some days finding a campsite isn’t quite as easy as we first thought it would be but I guess that’s the choice we make when we free camp and can’t/don’t book places. At the end of the day though there is always somewhere to camp – we are probably a little too picky sometimes 😉

DAY 62

Our plan today is to head to Daly Head Campground to see if we can snag a spot so with our fingers crossed we drove the short 25 minutes from Warooka. We arrived to see 36 huge unpowered sites and plenty of them available!!

The Yorke isn’t overly big so you can easily explore the peninsula by basing yourself in one or two different locations and day tripping to the point of interest you want to see.

DAY 63 – 68

We fell in love with this campsite and our initial two night stay turned into seven! Our days were filled with beach walks and swims and exploring the bottom half of Yorke.

MAGAZINE BAY CAVE – POINT TURTON

CORNY POINT LIGHTHOUSE

INNES NATIONAL PARK

Innes National Park is at the bottom of the Peninsula and a great place to explore with plenty to see. We day tripped from Daly Head Campground.

INNESTON HISTORIC WALK

ETHEL SHIPWRECK

This is where the Ethel Shipwreck can be seen.  It came to rest here in January 1904 when a south westerly gale and poor visibility caused her to veer off course and run into a reef off Cape Spencer.

You can look down to the wreck from the platform at the top or wander down the stairs to the beach for a closer look.

The caves at the end of the beach are a fun spot to explore too!

WEST CAPE LOOKOUT

DAY 69

The wind is meant to be pretty good over the next week so today we set off towards Stansbury so we can get the tinny in the water and catch some dinner.

We booked into Oyster Point Drive Caravan Park which is one of two parks in Stansbury. This one is predominately full of permanents however very quiet at this time of year. There is a large unpowered grassy section out the back which was perfect for us!

DAY 70 – 76

Over the next week we explored close to Stansbury and made the most of the good weather and put the tinny in and caught some blue swimmer crabs and squid.

THE MAP BELOW SHOWS WHERE WE WERE!

To be continued…

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