Get Stoked! Yorketown

Lighthouse Youth Projects Inc are back on the Yorke Peninsula and ready to Get Stoked! Join us for a day of good tunes and fun times at Yorketown BMX Track. Totally free, all ages, riding demos & bikes to come & try. Supported by Country SA PHN, Wellbeing SA, SYP Community Hub and Yorketown Progress Association.

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(Not So) Secret Swimming Spots in S.A

Ahhh summer in South Australia. The perfect time to pack up the car & head to one of our many beautiful beaches, lakes or springs for a swim. We have dived in (see what I did there?) to find the best spots to cool off. No matter the age or swimming level of your kids there is sure to be somewhere in the list below that is perfect for your family. There are beaches that are perfect for boogie boards, rockpools to discover our marine life,...

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Wattle Point Wind Farm

Where: Sheoak Beach Road, Edithburgh (Just follow the gigantic windmills) File this one under ‘wasn’t sure if it would be interesting but it actually wasn’t bad’, because seeing (and hearing!) these colossal structures up close is really quite awe inspiring. It is also the windiest place on Earth (hence the wind farm being built here I suppose), but you can get within a fairly close distance to the windmills at the...

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Location Cafe Edithburgh

If you are like us, then the first thing you do when you arrive at a small town for a regional retreat is work out the best place for coffee and food. Edithburgh is a small little place, which is part of the charm just quietly, but they are lucky enough to have a fantastic little cafe which is just lovely. Located in the heart of Edithburgh (you can’t miss it on your morning walk), you can take your pick from a large under cover area,...

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Marion Bay Tavern

If you have ever explored Innes National Park, right down the bottom of the Yorke Peninsula, you would have driven past the Marion Bay Tavern. Might not look like a lot from the outside as you drive past (it is literally a minutes drive from the entry to the National Park), but this is a real hidden gem with spectacular views, incredible pizza and a really lovely place to take the kids. When we decided to spend the weekend exploring the deep...

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Edithburgh Foreshore Apartments

Located in stunning Edithburgh on the Southern Yorke Peninsula just a comfy two and a half hour drive from Adelaide (minus toilet stops. ALL the toilet stops) and smack bang on the Esplanade in prime position in front of the jetty. These are the perfect apartments to base yourself for a trip through Yorkes. It’s also just a hop skip and a jump over the road to the famous Edithburgh Tidal Pool too! The accommodation here is just what you...

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The Dalrymple Hotel – Stansbury Yorke Peninsula

The Dal. You guys are going to LOVE this country pub. It’s the best we can find on the entire Yorke Peninsula and it’s surely gotta be right up there for best on ground in regional SA. Yep, I’m talking a big game, and they bring it, 7 days a week, water front views and incredibly welcoming for families with some great initiatives for kids. The menu at ‘The Dal’ offers some pub classics (done exceptionally well)...

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Minlaton Bakery

Its no secret we love a bakery. In fact hitting up a bakery whenever we travel literally anywhere, occurs so often it can be classed as a hobby. So when we spent the morning at the beautiful central Yorke Peninsula town of Minlaton, we went to where the locals go, the Minlaton Bakery. Located on the Main Street (you really can’t miss it), we found it to be ideal spot to fuel up a mid morning treat before having a crack at the awesome...

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Watsacowie Brewery, Yorke Peninsula

What is a cowie…..? Great question and you can find out the answers behind the name of this business + a bit of local knowledge when you visit this epic family friendly BELTER of a craft brewery. Located in Minlaton on the Yorke Peninsula about two and a half hours from Adelaide, you’ll find your self surrounded by the wholesome goodness of many, many Yorke Peninsula activities and attractions that are great with kids and even...

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Alpacas Chaparral

Where: 20027 Spencer Highway, Minlaton Alpacas are not scary. There we said it. If you imagine a large, long necked, fluffy dog that you just want to cuddle, you are on the right track. So with that in mind, you must make the quick stop off at Alpacas Chaparral when you are on the Yorke Peninsula with kids to say g’day to Shorty and Dee and have a free look around. With over 120 Alpacas on site, it is actually really cool to give them a...

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Minlaton Playground

Where: Maitland Road, Minlaton Ah Yorke Peninsula! One of our favourite places in the state, if not the country. Full of so many wonderful experiences for your family adventures, including some pretty sweet playgrounds to check out as you hit the small towns. This little beauty is at Minlaton, which was the ideal stop for us after smashing down a breaky at the Minlaton Bakery. Before we get to the playground, first you need to have a look at...

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Grazing Yorkes

Ordering a couple of grazing boxes to be delivered and waiting for us at Redwing Farm Stay near Moonta on the Yorke Peninsula is hands down one of the most brilliant ideas we have ever had. Cue busy week at work in the city before heading away for a little Yorkes escape, not a lot of time to plan and pack food, plus with four kids, no room in the car for eskies AND we honestly always prefer to shop local when we travel to regions of SA. BOOM...

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Yorke Peninsula Visitor Centres

If you’re heading on a family holiday to the Yorke Peninsula and want all of the top tips from the locals, make sure to drop into the Visitor Information Providers that can be found in many of the towns that you will pass through. They’re run by passionate locals who will tell you all of the hidden gems, best places to eat and activities to match your families interests. Many also provide free internet and WIFI hotspots, destination...

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Sunny Hill Distillery

Visiting Yorke Peninsula with kids in any season – it’s right up there with the best local holiday at home you will find in SA. Yorkes is full of hidden gems like this great family friendly distillery that we stumbled across during a recent trip over to ‘the leg’ on what must have been the most magnificent day of all winter. I mean, not a single filter was used on these pics, so this gives you an idea of how beautiful it...

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Redwing Farm | Moonta | Yorke Peninsula

We have enjoyed a number of stays with the kids at Redwing Farm. Beautiful, family-focused and an easy 2 hour drive from Adelaide at the top of Yorke Peninsula. It is officially a favourite place to spend a long weekend! Located just out of Moonta, this beautifully appointed farm accommodation is perfect for families, in a great location and certain to continue as a regular tradition for our family. We recently stayed in the...

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