Things to See & Do
To See & Do
Port Vincent, 195km West of Adelaide has been long known as a holiday playground. It is set in a beautiful, sweeping bay and looks out over the protected waters of the Gulf of St Vincent.

Backed by an array of attractive homes, a green belt and garden plots, the main beach is a safe haven for swimmers and fishermen. In summer its waters display a riot of colour as Adelaide yachties sail across the gulf for the holiday season.

The town has won numerous Tidy Town awards, and in 2004 was voted Australia’s “Tidiest Town”.

It is also justifiably famous for succulent crabs and excellent all year round fishing. A large range of fish are caught from the beaches and rocks surrounding the caravan park.

For boat fisherman there are two ramps, one adjacent to the caravan park, the other at the newly established Marina, a short drive from the caravan park.

The Port Vincent Primary School runs an extensive aquatic centre. This centre features large saltwater aquariums that feature the marine life of the Gulf St Vincent and give an informative insight into the marine environment. Tours are available.

There are 3 picturesque walks around the town offering scenic views along the cliff tops, and the chance of possible sightings of dolphins at play.

The Yorke Peninsula is one the key diving areas in the state. Two underwater maritime heritage trails provide excellent diving opportunities for beginners and the experienced. If you don’t have your own boat you can dive with charter operators who know the waters well.

The combination of different habitats (sandy beaches, reefs and islands) and unspoilt ocean waters means that there is a huge diversity and abundance of fish and crustaceans species. Crabs can be caught or raked right out the front of the park. September till April are the best months to try.        

When it comes to fishing, the Yorke Peninsula offers a wide variety. Popular catches are whiting, snapper, garfish, salmon, tommies, mullet, flathead and squid.

One of South Australia’s most spectacular parks is the Innes National Park, located on the “toe” of Yorke Peninsula. Enjoy one of the many walking trails within the park. It is a great place to enjoy the best of the beach and the bush. You can dive, surf, bushwalk, bird-watch or just relax and enjoy the 9200 hectares of Australian flora and fauna.

There are many other activities on offer across the Yorke Peninsula. With a history steeped in Agriculture, tours are available through various farming and produce businesses. These include grain storage facilities, Alpaca and Ostrich Farms, Wineries, Seafood Processing plants, Lavender Farm, an Olive Grove and Marino and Poll Hereford Stud just to name a few.