Yorke Peninsula makes Lonely Planet’s best hikes list

Dec 02, 2022

Great to see the Yorke Peninsula make it into Lonely Planet’s best hikes in Australia and New Zealand.


A two-hour drive southwest from Adelaide, Walk the Yorke was unveiled in 2016 to showcase the region’s magnificent beaches, cliff-top lookouts, wildlife and laidback coastal communities. If you plan on doing the entire 500km, count on it taking 20-30 days.

Marion Bay Motel-Yorke Peninsula

Beginning at the top of the “boot” – Port Wakefield is where you’ll make your way down past mangroves, beaches and saltpans to reach the “heel” around Edithburgh for clifftops, lighthouses and marine wildlife sanctuaries.

It then “arches” past beaches and bays to curl around the “toe” for national parks, dramatic seascapes and long beach walks. Passing Corny Point, you’ll reach the top of the “foot” at Point Turton with coastal reserves and rocky headlands, from where it makes its way up the “shin” to finish at Moonta Bay.


For the rest of us who don’t have the time or inkling to walk the full track our 5-day pack-free guided walk shows you all the best bits with plenty of creature comforts thrown in! For all four nights you’ll be based at the Marion Bay Motel & Tavern where you’ll experience la carte dining in the restaurant each evening.

Royston Head-Innes-National-Park-Yorke-Peninsula

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to try local South Australian wines including at a winery lunch in Clare Valley on Day 1. The walking is generally easily along stunning coastline so make sure you bring your camera and your swimmers. You won’t be disappointed!

Take advantage of our Spot Special savings of $150 per person, available on specific departures when you book and pay in full for next season’s departures.

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