483 km One Way, Easy, Flat, Quiet Roads/Tracks,
Walk the Yorke starts in the historic copper mining town of Moonta and ends in Port Wakefield.
Get away from it all. Walk along long stretches of coast with no one else in sight. Walk on tracks and quiet country roads beside spectacular coastlines and cliffs.
Expect fabulous scenery, not many people and delicious fish and chips. This walk suits the hiker who enjoys peace and just the sound of the sea. The towns along the coast are small and the grocery shops with limited food options for hiking.
The hike hugs the coast for almost all the Peninsula. The last 33 km from Clinton to Port Wakefield takes you up a hill to get views of the St Vincent Gulf and then onto the saltbush plains beside the Yorke Highway towards Port Wakefield. Just before Port Wakefield there is a tidal creek to cross.
The Walk the Yorke trail can be impacted by sand drifts and track works. For the latest information and planning your trip please refer to
Thank you to the Yorke Peninsula Council for creating a wonderful trail and your support in supplying trail information.
Walk The Yorke travels clockwise around the coastline from Port Wakefield to the ‘bottom end’, and then up to Moonta Bay. Or, go anti-clockwise…the choice is yours.
Discover spectacular rugged cliffs, high-energy beaches, mammoth dunes and quiet woodlands on this natural-surfaced trail and with some beach walking
The trail hugs the coastline which features woodlands, samphire flats, and shallow crystal blue waters lapping Flaherty’s Beach. Predominantly on sandy beaches for the first and last thirds, with natural-surfaced tracks and dirt roads in-between.
Quiet bays, long sandy beaches, wombat warrens, dunes and woodlands – this has it all. Follow the trail surfaces of beaches, compacted gravel, sealed and natural-surface two-wheel tracks. There’s overnight camping in multiple townships. We are privileged to walk through Nharangga Aboriginal lands.
Once a 19th century quarantine station, Black Point is now one of the most prized pieces of real estate in South Australia. With around 150 ‘shacks’ lining the beachfront, or Millionaire’s Row, and a plentiful crabbing ground on the doorstep, Black Point has certainly turned it’s fortunes around in the last 200 years. The Corney Point Lighthouse has spectacular views and the Innes National Park is amazing – just check the views at WOW Hill.
The Olde Worlde towns take you right back to the ’60s. Its truly an escape from it all and a wonderful trip by foot or by bike.
All distances are one-way, as Walk The Yorke is a continuous linear trail covering more than 500kms.