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5 Day Yorke Peninsula Walk

Yorke Peninsula walk

A guided 5-day Pack-Free walk

On this 5-day journey we’ll explore the best of the Yorke Peninsula, one of South Australia’s highlights. The Yorke Peninsula is one of South Australia’s most accessible beach retreats, located just over an hour’s drive from Adelaide and boasting 700 kilometres of pristine coastline. Beautiful beaches and friendly coastal towns beckon, while old mining villages and breathtaking national parks await inland. This tour has been carefully designed to showcase the highlights and the best walks of the region, including some of Yorke Peninsula’s beautiful beaches and trails.



A Pack Free Walking Holiday

Walk with as little as your water and lunch

We have designed this walking holiday so you can enjoy the scenery without the heavy burden of carrying your clothes or a heavy pack. Walk with as little as your camera, lunch and water each day and we will take care of your bags being transported to your accommodation.

Marion Bay Motel-Yorke Peninsula
Marion Bay Motel-Yorke Peninsula
Marion Bay Motel-Yorke Peninsula
Marion Bay Motel-Yorke Peninsula
Marion Bay Motel-Yorke Peninsula
Marion Bay Motel-Yorke Peninsula
Marion Bay Motel-Yorke Peninsula

Marion Bay Motel and Tavern

4 night stay

The Marion Bay Tavern and Motel is a family-owned and run business and situated in beautiful Marion Bay, 282 kilometres from Adelaide on the Yorke Peninsula. The ambience is warm and welcoming, with a magnificent view of the jetty and adjacent beaches, and was built with a unique blend of materials including former jetty pylons, corrugated iron, and liberal use of jarrah timbers. The Tavern’s already remarkable reputation for fine food and good service is enhanced by the inventive and fresh menu.

Boasting indoor and outdoor, relaxed all-weather spaces The Tavern also has a fully licenced restaurant, fine wine, bar, all day wood fired pizza, take away liquor, all Foxtel channels, a courtesy bus on request and quality tea and coffee, 5 spacious motel rooms each with a queen and a single bed, equipped with all modern amenities.


Personalised Tours

A maximum of 12 guests

Our tours are designed to be personal and intimate with a maximum group size of 12 people.


Our CEO Guides

Chief Experience Officers

We are very proud of our talented team of guides. We call them our CEOs – Chief Experience Officers and it’s their job to ensure your tour exceeds your expectations. Their wealth of knowledge and expertise ensure your tour is relaxing, fun and informative.


Genuinely all-inclusive

You won't even pay credit card fees

Our walking tours are all genuinely all-inclusive and once you pay for your tour there are no hidden extras. You won’t need to keep putting your hand in your pocket to pay for additional items not included in the tour. Your meals, wine, activities are all included, there’s even no charge for credit card fees when booking.

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Tour Itinerary

Tour Inclusions
5 Day Yorke Peninsula Walk

Your 5 day walking holiday includes:

  • Pack Free Walk – no overnight packs to carry
  • A la carte dining in the restaurant each evening
  • Local South Australian wines served with all 4 evening meals
  • 4 nights at Marion Bay Motel & Tavern
  • 5 delicious lunches to enjoy whilst walking
  • 4 x continental breakfasts
  • Fresh fruit and trail mix to enjoy while walking
  • Professional Guides – our guides are passionate, well-trained and enthusiastic, with the ability to bring to life a depth of information
  • Transfers to and from Adelaide
  • NO Credit Card Fees
Day 1: Adelaide - Yorke Peninsula
5 Day Yorke Peninsula Walk

PRE-DAY: Book your flights to arrive in Adelaide at least the day prior to your tour.

SUGGESTED PRE-TOUR NIGHT HOTEL: We suggest the Hilton Hotel in Adelaide, a 4 star hotel overlooking Victoria Square in the heart of Adelaide’s entertainment and shopping district; this is also our meeting point at 7.30am on the first morning of the tour.

TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 3.5 hours to Hillocks Drive, Yorke Peninsula.

TRAIL NOTES: 5km walk , 3-hours walking along coastline with breaks. Easy Grade.

TERRAIN: Mixture of beach walking, rocky coastal escarpments and dune edges.

WALK ITINERARY: This morning, our guides will meet you in the foyer of the Hilton Hotel, Adelaide at 7:30am. We have about 300km (3.5hrs) to cover to reach Butlers Beach on the Yorke Peninsula. To break up the journey we will stop in Port Wakefield for a morning tea break after 1h 30mins, then a further hour to Minlaton to stretch our legs before continuing on for the last hour when we’ll arrive near Butlers Beach at Hillock Drive for a spot of lunch. From here we’ll meet our local and extremely knowledgeable guide to enjoy walking to Lookout Point with a mixture of beach walking, rocky coastal escarpments and dune edges while taking in views of Kangaroo Island across the waters of Investigator Strait. At the end of the walk we will call into Meehan’s Hill with the bus for great views of Marion Bay. Our accommodation for the next 4 nights is at Marion Bay Motel & Tavern, a lovely family owned and run business with magnificent views of the jetty and adjacent beaches. Tonight we’ll enjoy a delicious a la carte meal at Marion Bay Tavern served with local wines.

Day 2: Stenhouse Bay Lookout & Thomson Pfitzner Plaster Trail
5 Day Yorke Peninsula Walk

TRAIL NOTES: 18km approx combined walks, around 5 hours walking with breaks. Easy Grade.

TERRAIN: Mostly gentle formed pathways

WALK ITINERARY: After a hearty breakfast at the tavern, and with packed lunches in our day packs, we head out directly from the motel. We’ll walk into the Innes National Park adjoining Marion Bay and follow a coastal trail towards Stenhouse Bay with its long jetty that is associated with gypsum mining and export. We’ll continue on from here with the cliff top loop known as the Stenhouse Bay Lookout Walk. As the name suggests there are multiple stunning lookouts with views across Investigator Strait. From here we’ll backtrack a little to locate the Thomson Pfitzner Plaster Trail Hike that follows a disused railway line through to Inneston offering further interpretive signs along the way about local history, particularly its mining past. Here we can explore the Inneston Historic Walk at our leisure taking in the structures and ruins of this once thriving village. This walk will be approximately 18km on mostly gentle formed pathways, returning to Marion Bay by mini-bus. Tonight we’ll enjoy another lovely a la carte meal at Marion Bay Tavern served with local wines. After dinner we’ll enjoy the Twilight Tammar Wallaby Walk and learn about the demise of the Tammar wallaby and the successful re-introduction to Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park with Park Rangers.


Day 3: Inneston - Pondalowie Bay
5 Day Yorke Peninsula Walk

TRAIL NOTES: 13km approx combined walks, around 4 hours walking, Easy Grade.

TERRAIN: Mix of bush tracks and formed pathways.

WALK ITINERARY:After breakfast, and with packed lunches in our day packs, we head back out to Inneston for the start of our walk today. We will follow bush tracks and skirt around Deep Lake on our way out towards the popular surf beach at Pondalowie Bay. Here we’ll see spectacular coastal views into Spencer gulf on the 4km return to Royston Head Hike. If we feel like it we can also complete the 1km loop of the West Cape Headland Hike where we’ll reach the West Cape lighthouse. Before returning to our accommodation for a well earned rest we’ll stop to look for the wreck of the Ethel, a three-masted iron barque that ran aground here in 1904. It may be covered in its usual blanket of sand,  but if so we’ll certainly see her anchor on display at the lookout above.  A la carte dinner at Marion Bay Tavern served with local wines.

Day 4: Gym Beach Hike, Innes National Park
5 Day Yorke Peninsula Walk

TRAIL NOTES: 15km, 4-5hours walking with breaks, Medium Grade.

TERRAIN: Mix of bush tracks, beach and rocky headland walking

WALK ITINERARY: After a leisurely breakfast we’ll drive out to the northern edge of the National Park to start our final walk in the area. Commencing at Browns Beach we’ll turn inland and walk through dense Mallee vegetation (an Aboriginal name for a group of eucalypts) and high sand dune areas on the Gym Beach Hike where you may see a variety of birdlife and native orchids. After a little more than 5kms we’ll reach Gym Beach and from here will enjoy a mix of beach and rocky headland walking for the following 10kms through to where our bus will be waiting. Throughout this section keep eyes peeled for whales and dolphins enjoying Formby Bay on this eastern entry point to the Spencer Gulf. Just a 15-minute drive and we can meet in the tavern for a celebratory drink at the end of our ‘Walk the Yorke’ four days of hiking.  A la carte dinner at Marion Bay Tavern served with local wines.

Day 5: Yorke Peninsula - Adelaide
5 Day Yorke Peninsula Walk

TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 2 hours to Moonta. Midday: 1 hour to Port Wakefield. Afternoon: 1h30minutes to Adelaide.

TRAIL NOTES: Davey’s Gully track 2.5km circuit, 1-hour walking, Easy Grade.

TERRAIN: The track climbs gently on a compact rocky base, with a short downhill to complete the circuit.

WALK ITINERARY: Today we’ll return to Adelaide, but before doing so we’ll explore more of the Yorke’s history with several stops along the way in historic towns and also enjoy a short easy walk to stretch our legs and take in the beauty that surrounds us. Leaving Marion Bay we head north up the Yorke Peninsula visiting Point Turton, Minlaton and Maitland before stopping for an exploration of Australia’s “little Cornwall” the former copper mining town of Moonta. This was a town that once had a population around the mid 1800s of 12,000 which was second only to Adelaide. Here we’ll look at a variety of heritage buildings, take a walk along one of the Moonta Mines Walking Trails and then enjoying a tea or coffee break at the Taste the Yorke café which is known for its classic Cornish pasties. For lunch, we’ll stop at Port Wakefield, a coastal town of the Adelaide Plains. The town is located approximately 100kms North of Adelaide. Steeped in history, the town was created to cater for the needs of the early settlers. With the development of the agricultural, mining and later the fishing industries of South Australia, Port Wakefield became the pivot point for such products. Afterwards, we return to Adelaide where our journey concludes at the Chancellor on Currie or the Grand Chancellor Adelaide. After a fabulous five days we hope you’ve enjoyed the full experience of the Yorke Peninsula.

FINISH TIME: Arrive back into Adelaide by 5pm.

Tour Availability

We run several tours from August to November and April to May every year. Dates are listed below however availability changes by the hour – to see real-time availability click on the monthly calendar at the bottom of the page and select the month you require. We will also consider opening up a new departure date if we have enough demand. Email us at walks@lifesanadventure.com.au

Check below to see if your preferred departure has a specials savings. Conditions apply see pricing page.

Departure DateAvailabilitySpecials / Notes
6 Apr 2022AvailableSuper Earlybird Savings
3 May 2022AvailableSuper Earlybird Savings
19 May 2022AvailableSuper Earlybird Savings
16 Oct 2022AvailableSuper Earlybird Savings
12 Nov 2022AvailableSuper Earlybird Savings
8 Apr 2023AvailableSuper Earlybird Savings
30 Apr 2023AvailableSuper Earlybird Savings
13 May 2023AvailableSuper Earlybird Savings


Date of your choice is available for groups of 10 – 12 people. Subject to availability.
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Tour Prices

Super Earlybirds save $300 per person. (Past Passengers save $400 per person)

Super Earlybird savings of $300 per person when you book and pay at time of booking. Plus check out our COVID Booking Guarantee (see details below).

Private groups of 10 -12 people can choose the date of their choice subject to availability.

$ 2499 /p

Prices for those doing their first walk with us

Aug 2021 to May 2022

Super Earlybird Price*……$2499
Normal Price…………………$2799

*Super Earlybird price available when you book and pay in full at time of booking. Normal Price requires $300 deposit only, with final payments due 8 weeks prior.

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$ 2399 /p

Travelled with Life's An Adventure previously

Aug 2021 to May 2022

Super Earlybird Price*……$2399
Normal Price…………………$2699

*Super Earlybird price available when you book and pay in full at time of booking. Normal Price requires $300 deposit only, with final payments due 8 weeks prior.

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Private Groups Super Earlybird Price
$ 2399 /p

Your own private group of 10 or more

10-12 participants
Departure of your choice subject to availability.

Aug 2021 to May 2022

Super Earlybird Price*……$2399
Normal Price…………………$2699

*Super Earlybird price available when you book and pay in full at time of booking. Normal Price requires $300 deposit only, with final payments due 8 weeks prior.

Additional Past Passenger discount not available for groups.

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Solo travellers willing to share with someone of the same gender will pay no extra. Those wanting their own room will need to pay a single supplement cost. Subject to availability at time of booking.


Our COVID Booking Guarantee

For terms and conditions on our special COVID-19 Booking Guarantee click here.

Discount Information:

PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT: Those who have travelled with Life’s An Adventure previously, receive a past passenger discount of $100. In order to receive this discount please email us for your special “promo code” to use when booking. In your email, you should outline what Life’s An Adventure tour you have done with us in the past so we can cross-check.

EARLYBIRD & SPOT SPECIAL CANCELLATIONS: Refunds or cancellations are not permitted for Earlybird Deals or Spot Specials, however, transfers to another date are permitted 8 weeks or more prior to departure. We advise taking out travel insurance, in case unexpected circumstances prior to the trip, prevent you from joining this tour. Early bird or Spot Special discounts cannot be used in conjunction with another offer. To receive these special discounts, full payment must be made at the time of initial booking. Flexiwalk Add-On option not available on these tickets.

Travel Insurance

We strongly advise our clients travelling within Australia to take out Travel Insurance. We have partnered with Cover-More to provide travel insurance to our guests. To get a quote or purchase travel insurance directly with them CLICK HERE .

Additional Information

  • Prices are per person in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • A deposit of $300 per person is required to secure your booking. (unless taking advantage of Earlybird or Spot Specials in which full payment is required at time of booking).
  • Note: If you are booking within 90 days of your departure date – we will require full payment at the time of booking
  • Prices are based on twin share of rooms. If you are travelling solo you may be required to share with someone of the same gender. If this is not suitable you can request to pay a single supplement, however, limited single rooms are available per trip so are on a request basis.
  • Payments must be made online via our NAB (National Australia Bank) secure payment page via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or over the phone.
  • NO Credit Card fee applies.
  • We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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  • Address: HEAD OFFICE: Shop 7, 1306 Pittwater Road
    Narrabeen NSW 2101.

    Guests can meet this tour at our Life’s An Adventure Premises:
    29/6955 Arthur Highway, Port Arthur.
  • Phone: (02) 9975 4553
    After Hours: 0457 002 482
  • Email: walks@lifesanadventure.com.au
  • Monday - Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday - Sunday: Closed
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