Port Victoria jetty on the Yorke Peninsula.

Yorke Peninsula

South Australia

The Yorke Peninsula is renowned for its cruisy atmosphere and laidback lifestyle with more than 700 kilometres of coastline.

The Yorke Peninsula is a peninsula located north-west and west of Adelaide in South Australia, Australia, between Spencer Gulf on the west and Gulf St Vincent on the east. The peninsula is separated from Kangaroo Island to the south by Investigator Strait.

Since the discovery of Copper on Yorke Peninsula over 150 years ago, the towns of Kadina, Moonta and Wallaroo have been collectively known as the Copper Coast. These three towns are known for their large Cornish ethnicity, often called "Little Cornwall" and Kernewek Lowender is the world's largest Cornish Festival takes place every 2 years (in odd-numbered years). 'Kernewek Lowender' means 'Cornish happiness' in the Cornish language. Acknowledged as Australia's oldest Field Days, the Yorke Peninsula Field Days have been held since 1894. The Field Days site just outside of Paskeville is a hive of agricultural activity every 2 years, at the end of September.

Fishing is a popular recreational activity. There are several local jetties. Also, there are boat ramps available to launch a boat to fish in the local waters.

Before white settlement around 1840, Yorke Peninsula was the home to the Narungga people. Today the descendants of these people still live on Yorke Peninsula.


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