We dream of long walks on the beach and this Summer the best walk of all is being launched on Yorke Peninsula. Called ‘Walk the Yorke’, this collection of walking trails offers everything we love about the stunning Yorke Peninsula.
The trails will include white sandy beaches, clifftop views, and clear calm waters. Just heavenly. Covering more than 500km, they promise to be a tourism drawcard for the region.
There are varying walks to choose from including short walks of up to 90 minutes, more challenging day walks and even multi-day walks and bike riding options. A new brochure and maps, as well as trail markers, signs, seating, shelters and more have combined to make Walk the Yorke much easier, more safe and obviously a total pleasure.
Take an opportunity to reconnect with nature and truly get away from it all while you stroll with your family or friends. What a unique way to spend time together! Plus, have you seen those beaches? Hello! We will be enjoying a nice dip in those clear blue waters after our walk. It’s only fair, right?
A snapshot of some of the walks:
Short walk – Port Clinton to Price (7.8 kms one way) A compacted gravel trail overlooking the mangrove forests between the charming seaside town of Port Clinton and Price. Interestingly, Walk the Yorke’s first yellow trail marker went in at Port Clinton.
Day walk – Kangaroo Island Lookout to Marion Bay (19.6 kms one way) One for the energetic fun-lovers. A natural-surfaced goat-track style trail which meanders along cliff headlands and onto the beach. It involves some rock-hopping and dune-climbing.
Multi-day walk Marion Bay to Gleesons Landing (Total distance 59 kms) Discover spectacular rugged cliffs, high-energy beaches, mammoth dunes and quiet woodlands on this natural-surfaced trail and with some beach walking.
Bike trail Cape Elizabeth starting at Moonta to Balgowan (Total distance: 46 kms) This natural-surface trail follows two-wheel tracks through Sheoak woodlands and the rear of sand dunes and samphire flats. Finish at Balgowan, a popular holiday destination for families and anglers.
The Walk the Yorke Leisure Trail Project is jointly funded by the Australian Government and Yorke Peninsula Council. Yorke Peninsula Council will officially launch Walk the Yorke on Sunday 13 December and you’re invited. How lovely!
The day will include walking (obviously), but also fun for the kids including face painting, a Treasure Island inflatable obstacle/jumping activity, mechanical surfboard, sticky wall and a dual-lane bungey run with sunshade.
Plus there will be delicious regional produce, food, health snacks and drinks. You can even cycle to make your own smoothie!
With music from local artist Adam Bellchambers and the opening being officiated by Mr Rowan Ramsey MP, this will be a fabulous day for all.
Find out more here.