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Where is the Best Township on the Yorke Peninsula?

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Published October 16th 2022


Just over 200 kilometres from North to South and less than 50 kilometres from East to West, Yorke Peninsula is home to a number of townships all within a day's drive of each other. I've visited both the coastal areas surrounded by stunning beaches as well as the inland communities strewned with history.



Bute was once a railway town. Its railway station assisted with the transportation of not only supplies and produce but also wood for the copper mines and smelters. Although closed in 1979, the station lives on in the town's brightly coloured silo mural. The artwork also features a young woman representing all females in country areas.

port hughes
Port Hughes


Quaint and charming, Port Hughes has become known as one of the locations for South Australia's most pristine beaches. I enjoyed strolling along South Beach while watching the sunset.

Ardrossan
Ardrossan


Out of all that Ardrossan has to offer, the Parara Whale Memorial reminded me of the seven sperm whales that tragically stranded and died at Parara Beach. It was a sad and shocking event for the community back in December 2014.

Wool Bay
Wool Bay


Wool Bay was one of the main suppliers of lime for Adelaide buildings during the early 20th century. Today, although no longer a busy industrial site, the small seaside town has kept its unique lime kiln in a reasonably good condition. I managed to snap a great photo of it by wandering halfway down the jetty.

Edithburgh
Edithburgh


There is so much to love about Edithburgh. A walk along its coastline led me to a distinctive sea water basin and a large mass grave of over thirty seamen in the cemetery towards the north as well as an interesting display of mosaicked rocks and the Wattle Point wind farm with large turbines towards the south.

Edithburgh
Edithburgh


Back inland is another township called Yorketown where I was blown away by the two hundred or so salt lakes that surround the region. The various colours of the lakes were indeed eye-catching. I visited on a sunny winter's day and my favourite would have to be Geitz Lake with its remarkable vibrant pink colour.

Yorketown
Yorketown


And, not to mention the townships of Kadina, Port Vincent, Stansbury and Coobowie with their amazing water tower artworks. Where else have you visited on the Yorke Peninsula? Let me know so that I can add those places to my to-do list.
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"You've never travelled till you've been to Moonta" ... an expression as old as its quaint preserved architecture. Although copper mining ended in 1923, a ride on the miniature railway around the slag heaps is a must!
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