Yorke Peninsular SA

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Considering touring this peninsular. Any hints on what to see and good camp sites?

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Reply By: NIK `N` OFF - Tuesday, Oct 27, 2009 at 07:25

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2009 at 07:25
Hi there,

have a look at

http://niknoff.blogspot.com/2009/03/on-road-part-9.html

and

http://niknoff.blogspot.com/2009/03/on-road-part-10.html

and a bit on Innes Nat Park on # 11


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Reply By: Rockgoc - Tuesday, Oct 27, 2009 at 10:12

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2009 at 10:12
MH be prepared for quite heavy wind. We tried to drive west this way and gave up after two days of constant changing gears from 4th to 3rd. Have since heard that this is quite the norm! Maybe you will get a tail wind instead of head wind like we had. Good luck!
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Follow Up By: NIK `N` OFF - Tuesday, Oct 27, 2009 at 19:27

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2009 at 19:27
:-)

Border Control must have got the Fans operating again .....

lol


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Follow Up By: Motherhen & Rooster - Wednesday, Nov 11, 2009 at 11:39

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2009 at 11:39
It was certainly windy when we were in the vicinity! We left the Barossa valley and a hot and dusty strong wind struck us. It was an awful day - the one where you think not will there be a fire but where will it start. Needing to pull off rather than drive in these conditions, and wanting power for the air con (would not have used a genny in a fire hazard like that), we tried Balaclava where to our astonishment, the uninviting looking CP was full. We headed to the cooler Clare Valley at Auburn where the Sportsground camp site was lovely.

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Reply By: Leigh & Mita - Tuesday, Oct 27, 2009 at 20:23

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2009 at 20:23
G'day Mother

We've "done" the Yorke on three occassions now and loved it.

There is heaps of free camping available.

"She who must be obeyed" and self still reckon that Innes NP is one of the best with fantastic coastal scenery. If you go there, the local rangers will try to get you to stay in Pondalowie Campground which is the designated caravan section however we took the BT down to Browns Beach albeit being warned a) that we wouldn't be able to get the van in and b) the road was to rough - had no problems with either.

As for winds, well we must have been lucky as we didnt strike anything out of the ordinary.

A word of warning, make sure you are stocked up on water as it can be a problem obtaining reasonable quality.

We also spent a few days at Gym Beach (accessible from the Main Road) which was also great however camping sites there are pretty limited and the road in WAS rough

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Leigh
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Reply By: Bushpig - Wednesday, Oct 28, 2009 at 07:24

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2009 at 07:24
Hi Mother
We are now at Yorke Penn and we are staying at Stansbury. There are a few free camps in the Penn so go to the tourism office in Minlaton for all the info. Great fishing, crabbing, and beautiful views.

Cheers Jack
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Follow Up By: Bushpig - Wednesday, Oct 28, 2009 at 07:30

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2009 at 07:30
Bush Camping on Yorke peninsula
These camping sites are administered by the District Council of Yorke Peninsula.
Permits are required for all bush camping sites.

The following fees are payable:

$7.00 per site per night $28.50 per site per week YP rate payers $14.50 per site per week.

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FEE PAYABLE CAMPSITES FREE CAMPSITES (No fee)
• Burners Beach
• Gravel Bay
• Swincers Rocks
• Gleesons Landing
• Foul Bay
• Sturt Bay
• Mozzie Flat
• Kemp Bay
• Troubridge Hill
• Goldsmith’s Beach • The Gap
• The Bamboos
• Tiparra Rocks
• Wauraltee Beach
• Barkers Rocks
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Purchase your permit at:
• Yorke Peninsula Visitor Information Centre, Minlaton
• Point Turton General Store
• Corny Point General Store
• Warooka Ampol
• Warooka IGA
• Edithburgh Deli & Newsagency
• Edithburgh IGA
• Hardwicke Bay General Store
• Councils General Inspector, Mr Colin Thyer on mobile number 0408 170 414
• From any of Council's Offices in Maitland, Minlaton, Warooka and Yorketown


CAMPING AREAS ON THE YORKE PENINSULA

1. The Gap Camping Area
Located on the north west coast of the peninsula, 15 km north of Balgowan. Access via Balgowan. Beach launch. BYO water and firewood. Gas/fuel stoves preferred. Map Ref: RAA Yorke Peninsula H7.

2. The Bamboos Camping Area
Located on the north west coast of the peninsula, 12 km north of Balgowan. Access via Balgowan. Beach launch. BYO water and firewood. Gas/fuel stoves preferred. Map Ref: RAA Yorke Peninsula H7.

3. Tiparra Rocks Camping Area
Located on the north west coast of the Yorke Peninsula, 8 km north of Balgowan. Access via Balgowan. Beach launch. BYO water and firewood. Gas/fuel stoves preferred. Map Ref: RAA Yorke Peninsula H7.

4. Wauraltee Beach Camping Area
Situated on the west coast of the Peninsula, 17 km south of Port Victoria on Wauraltee Beach Road. BYO water and firewood. Map Ref: RAA Yorke Peninsula h11.

5. Barkers Rocks Camping Area
Situated on the west coast of the Peninsula, 12 km north west of Minlaton, on Barkers Rocks Road. BYO water and firewood. Map Ref: RAA Yorke Peninsula H12.

6. Burners Beach Camping Area
Situated on the north coast of the foot on Point Souttar Road, 22 km north west of Warooka. Permit required. Toilet facilities. Natural boat ramp. BYO water and firewood. Map Ref: RAA Yorke Peninsula E14.

7. Gravel Bay Camping Area
Located on the west coast of the foot on Berry Bay Road, 18km west of Corny Point. Permit required. BYO water and firewood. Map Ref: RAA Yorke Peninsula C15.

8. Swincers Rocks Camping Area
Located on the west coast of the foot on Wurlie Road, 41 km west of Warooka. Permit required. BYO water and firewood. Map Ref: RAA Yorke Peninsula B15.

9. Gleesons Landing Camping Area
Located on the west coast of the foot, 19km south west of Corny Point. Access off Corny Point – Marion Bay Road. Permit required. Toilet facilities. 4WD beach boat ramp. BYO water and firewood. Water pump available for bathing and washing – not fit for drinking. Map Ref: RAA Yorke Peninsula B16.

10. Foul Bay Camping Area
Located on the south coast of the Peninsula, 39km south west of Warooka. Access via Happy Valley Road. Permit required. BYO water and firewood. Map Ref: RAA Yorke Peninsula E18.

11. Sturt Bay Camping Area
Located on the south coast of the Peninsula, 13km south of Warooka. Access via Sturt Bay Road. Permit required. BYO water and firewood. Map Ref: RAA Yorke Peninsula G17.

12. Mozzie Flat Camping Area
Located on the south coast of the Peninsula, 23km south of Warooka and 17km south of Yorketown. Permit required. BYO water and firewood. Map Ref: RAA Yorke Peninsula H17.

13. Kemp Bay Camping Area
Located on the south coast of the Peninsula, 13km south of Yorketown, on South Coast Road. Permit required. Popular fishing spot. BYO water and firewood. Map Ref: RAA Yorke Peninsula H17.

14. Troubridge Hill Camping Area
Located on the south coast of the Peninsula, 19km south of Yorketown and 15km south west of Edithburgh, on South Coast Road. Camping permitted on coastal reserve stretching from Diamond Lake Road along South Coast Road, continuing along Troubridge Point Drive. Permit required. Popular fishing spot. BYO water and firewood. Permit required. Map Ref: RAA Yorke Peninsula J18.

15. Goldsmith’s Beach Camping Area
Located on the south coast the Peninsula, 18km south east of Yorketown and 8km south west of Edithburgh. Access off South Coast Road from Edithburgh. Camping permitted on coastal reserve stretching from Wattle Bay Road along South Coast Road, continuing along Troubridge Point Drive. Popular fishing spot. Permit required. BYO water and firewood. Map Ref: RAA Yorke Peninsula K16.


PARKING FOR MOTOR HOMES

Overnight parking for motor homes is available at Arthurton, Maitland and Warooka. Please contact the local Progress Associations for further information.
Arthurton Progress Association – Jean Wheare (Secretary) – 8835 1289
Maitland Progress Association – Di Bagshaw (Secretary) – 8834 1206
Warooka Progress Association – Ian Rowe (Secretary) – 88 54 5260

For information about camping at Port Julia and Balgowan please contact the local Progress Associations.
Balgowan Progress Association – Lynne Haynes (Secretary) – 8836 3115
Port Julia Progress Association – Kerryn Moses (Secretary) – 8853 8115

For camping at Black Point contact Beachfront Holiday Accommodation on 8838 2208.


CAMPING IN INNES NATIONAL PARK

Camping in Innes National Park requires a permit. This permit can be purchased at the Information Centre or the self registration box at the entry to the Park.

Also refer to District Council of Yorke Peninsula website – www.yorke.sa.gov.au

Map available from District Council of YP Website
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Follow Up By: Motherhen & Rooster - Friday, Oct 30, 2009 at 04:42

Friday, Oct 30, 2009 at 04:42
Thanks Jack; that is great research which i will keep.

Mh
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Reply By: Motherhen & Rooster - Friday, Oct 30, 2009 at 04:45

Friday, Oct 30, 2009 at 04:45
Thanks all, although now i will be keeping this for another time.

Caravanners we met in Mildura persuaded us not to miss Mungo NP - Yorke Peninsular was to be instead of Mungo. We don't really have time for both.

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Reply By: Finch's nest - Friday, Oct 30, 2009 at 05:24

Friday, Oct 30, 2009 at 05:24
Hi MOTHER HEN Each year we go to yorke bleep ular ( we live at Sea Lake just below Mildura ). We always camp at Port Julia .Just pull in set up camp. we camp top r.h.s At night the guy comes around $7.00 night Pay for 4 get 3 free .There are a few semi regulars camped there,have a chat to them for security only ,they are the eyes when you go for a drive.We always unhitch never have any problems .,Port Juia pier good for squid,plus other odds and ends .Throw your crab nets over always get a good feed of Blue Swimmers . Go raking for crabs at Pine Point a small town North of Pt Julia. When coming into Pine Point from PT Julia.take the turn after the PinePoint pier (this is just bet of dirt running out to sea all the pier has long gone ) But good for squid at high tide .Take the next road it has a funny name cant remember it. about 100meters down the hill from the highway a small grassed area with a walk way through the fence ,at low tide only, you will see what looks like a small water way that seems to be draining the water out to sea only about 30 cm wide this is the firm hard walk way sourrounding is saddy grassed beds a bit soft .This is great for raking crabs. Another favourite is Barkers Rocks great for Gar fish at low tide ,must have an easterly wind,,About 80 km return if the gar are going 80 km is not far for 20 plus gars.you can also check out the free camping there .Go to Minlaton on way back.To get to barkers rocks go back onto highway turn south( right) go down until you see a sign with a gum leaf?? on it , probably about 6-10 km. turn right go until you run into the sea you have to go over about 3-4 sealed roads dont worry just keep going these are our favourite spots.Now if you are not into fishing etc .sorry but you will have to take it up .Remember the best information always comes from the oldest fisher with the roughest gear , they all love to tell you every thing if you sound interested.The best fisher at Barkers Rocks is a lady 102 years young. You will have no trouble finding the old cricket oval at Port Julia for your camping the caretaker is Graham. REGARDS Clive&Joan
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