About the Yorke Peninsula
Yorke Peninsula, about an hour’s drive from Adelaide, is a haven for relaxing and indulging in the unspoilt bounty of land and sea. And you can enjoy a taste of history too.
Long-known as home to the barley capital of the world at Minlaton, you may well have sampled the produce of this area already, as Yorke Peninsula barley is much-acclaimed by brewers the world over. A cold beer is a natural match for locally caught seafood and that’s another thing the Yorke Peninsula is famous for, supplying premium seafood to some of the best restaurants in the country.
The wild coastline here is a part of everyday life and has helped to form the region’s history, which also brings early industries such as grain production and mining together with the kind of innovation and adventuring spirit for which Australians are now known the world over. The area is also known as the Copper Coast and each year celebrates this history with its very own food icon – the local version of the Cornish pasty.
You will find old-style hospitality, a great welcome and great regional produce here. Take a tip from the locals – this is where South Australians love to holiday.