While the peninsula is not well endowed with restaurants, Ardrossan has two hotels, and the renowned Curramulka hotel is only 20km away. If you are touring further south, there are: the Inland Sea Restaurant at Warooka (60km) and the Marion Bay Tavern (100km).

Now that commercial netting bans are in place around much of the peninsula, there is a growing abundance of seafood available. The local species include- King George whiting, yellow fin whiting, garfish, tommy ruff, snapper, snook, squid, blue swimmer crabs and salmon during winter. If you have a boat you can fish in the sheltered bay or alternatively from the beach below, Pine Point wharf, or the jetties at Ardrossan, Port Julia or Port Vincent.

Take the stairway to the beach and stroll the beautiful sweeping beach to the right past Rocky Point or alternatively head to Pine Point in the morning to pick up the paper. For a longer walk, just north of Pine Point explore the spectacular red ochre cliffs and fascinating rock formations which seem like another world away.

The Narrunga People heritage:
At low tide about 150m away, out from Rocky Point, the remnants of what is believed to be an ancient aboriginal fish trap system can be clearly seen. The “Rocky Point Aboriginal Site Complex” has been entered into the central archives as a site of Aboriginal cultural significance. The site is also thought to contain a silcrete quarry (used in tool making) and other archaeological material. This can be explored but please treat with respect & do not disturb.

The Peninsula is only around 180km from tip to toe and around 50km across and thus can be comfortably explored in easy day trips. Heading south you can visit the National Trust Memorial Aviation Museum at Minlaton, or take the beautiful coastal track down to the Port Vincent via Port Julia where you can overlook the new marina or enjoy an ice cream or fish & chips strolling along the esplanade. Picturesque Stansbury is further down the coast and the drive into the beautiful Wool Bay is also worthwhile. Continue on and see the recently restored Salt Creek estuary marine reserve at Coobowie, which was awarded a gold medal from the South Australian Recreational Fishing Advisory Council, then drop in for a drink or coffee at historic Edithburgh. And of course if time permits a visit to the bottom end of the peninsula and Innes National Park with its spectacular rugged coastline, lighthouses, long sandy beaches and shipwrecks is a must. Heading north, visit the Ardrossan museum and the Onesteel lookout, Barley Stack Wines at Maitland, Moonta mines, Port Hughes, Wallaroo marina & beaches and the Peninsula’s ‘capital’- Kadina with its extensive shopping. And in-between, there are many kilometres of secluded sandy beaches to discover.

This is just a sample and there are many more fascinating locations to explore on the way. For further information, contact the Yorke Peninsula Visitor Information Centre on 1800.202.445.