Just a short drive from Adelaide, Yorke Peninsula boasts sandy beaches and local seafood that lends a culinary experience.
Take a day or the weekend and soak up the sun on one of the many spectacular beaches Yorke Peninsula has to offer. And when hunger strikes, you’ll be spoilt for choice with local delicacies like Southern Rock Lobster, Blue Swimmer crab and King George Whiting – just a hint of what’s on offer.
The kids will love the fresh taste of the local catch, whilst for the grown-ups, it’s worth sampling some of the region’s best wines from the small but charming cellar door of Barley Stacks Wines – open daily from 10am – or get the taste of Ardrossan at Emoyeni Wines.
If it’s oysters that send your tastebuds into a frenzy, then follow the road to Stansbury and sample a variety of the ocean’s slippery gems prepared just the way you like. Whilst you’re there, catch a glimpse of the local dolphins frolicking off Oyster Bay.
Want to catch your own dinner?
If a promising fishing trip is what you’re after, look no further. Whether you’re headed to the Gulf St Vincent, Spencer Gulf or the bottom end – you’re in for a treat.
With some of the world’s best table fish and shellfish to catch from the jetty, shore or boat, you won’t be disappointed. Look out for the jumbo snapper and if you’re at the bottom end, set your rig for Australian Salmon and even the occasional monster mulloway.
There’s access for anglers of all ages and abilities, making fishing in the Yorke the perfect activity for you and your mates or young families. Translucent-blue waters make boat trips a popular option for visitors, but if you’re unlucky and return to the beach empty handed, there’s an abundance of locally caught specimens to purchase, so you can “fake it ‘til you make it!”.
Retailers like Gill Fisheries in Port Victoria, Inland Sea in Warooka or Copper Coast Seafood if you’re in Wallaroo, are stocked with tantalising and fresh seafood to complete your picnic or barbeque.
For info on tide times, marina’s and boat ramps and local intel on the best fishing spots, go no further than the Yorke Peninsula Fishing Guide – the region’s sea bible.
Catering for all tastes
Not a fan of the taste of the sea? Yorke Peninsula hasn’t forgotten about you. With locally made gelato, chocolate and an assortment of baked produce, there is something for everyone, with cafes and bakeries adorning the townships as you pass through.
Aquamarine lovers, adventurers and food and wine enthusiasts will enjoy every moment and every port of the Yorke – just save some of the good stuff for us.
Remember to look for the Eat Local sign across the region, for guaranteed South Aussie produce. Pack the car and get going, Yorke awaits.