Walk The Yorke Adventure

$2,250.00

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Guided Walk The Yorke Adventure trek plus sampling delicious local produce

5 DAYS | 4 NIGHTS

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Overview

Walk The Yorke Adventure

Fork, Cork and Walk The Yorke

Join Big Heart Adventures as we soak in the stunning landscape, wildlife and produce of the southern Yorke Peninsula in Narungga Country.

In this fully supported small group trek we walk pack-free (daypacks only) through native bushland, amongst coastal cliff lines and along sandy white beaches on South Australia’s Walk the Yorke trail.

We visit the regions local gin and vodka distillery, winery and an oyster farm. Enjoying locally produced delights.

We have chosen some of the most spectacular and rugged sections for our trek and included meals and comfortable accommodation each night.  Our Leaders will be with you to guide and take care of all the detail, so you can relax and absorb the unique surroundings.

Bring your comfortable walking boots and an adventurous spirit for this unique coastal trail.

Itinerary

Day 1 | Depart Adelaide / Narungga Welcome / Walk The Yorke Trail

Our journey today will start at 7:30am in the Adelaide CBD.

Our private vehicle takes us to Yorke Peninsula where we are Welcomed To Country by the local Narungga community. We also spend some time learning about the Narungga culture and history.

Then we make our way south. Stopping for lunch in Port Victoria, a historic wheat port.

After lunch we begin our trek along some of the more remote sections of trail on the western coast. Following pretty inland trails through Conservation Park and sandy beaches protected by reefs.

Arriving at our comfortable accommodation in time to freshen up and relax over a 2 course dinner.

Meals Included: Lunch, Trail Snacks, 2 Course Dinner
Walking Distance: 10km

Day 2 | Walk The Yorke Trail / Dhilba Guuranda – Innes National Park / Inneston

From our accommodation today we walk on trails to the historic town of Inneston.

We also enter Dhilba Guuranda – Innes National Park for the first time, stopping at Stenhouse Bay (emus are often seen wandering the trails along this section) before heading inland on the trail to Inneston. This little town is fascinating as it was once a bustling village of workers and miners – many of the historic buildings still stand and connects to the ruins and old infrastructure in and around the Stenhouse Bay jetty. To walk around the old town itself is an extra kilometre and can be enjoyed at our leisure before we board our vehicle and head back to our accommodation.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Trail Snacks, 2 Course Dinner
Walking Distance: 15km

Day 3 | Walk the Yorke Trail / Ethel Wreck / West Cape Lighthouse

We return to Inneston and continue our trek along inland bush trails before reaching dramatic coastal scenes and crashing waves of a popular surf break. Finishing off with a sandy beach walk, hopefully the dolphins will join us for this final stunning stretch.

On our scenic drive back to our accommodation we visit a couple of extra sights in the National Park including the West Cape Lighthouse and Ethel Wreck, with some short walks and stories from the past to share with you for those wanting to extend their time on foot.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Trail Snacks, 2 Course Dinner
Walking Distance: 14km

Day 4 | Walk the Yorke Trail

Today is our most challenging but most rewarding walking day.

With massive sand dunes, stunning beaches, spectacular cliff lines plus remote sections and headlands. Spotting dolphins, whales and sharing the beach with emus is all a possibility!

We return to our home base feeling pretty rewarded after covering about 60km of the Walk the Yorke trail during the past 4 days. Celebrating our achievement at the local tavern over dinner.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Trail Snacks, 2 Course Dinner
Walking Distance: 21km

Day 5 | Celebrate / Relax / Drive to Adelaide

A relaxing start to our day.

Today is all about sampling the wonderful local FOOD AND DRINK.

Firstly we visit an oyster farm. We learn about the history and how oysters are farmed on Yorke Peninsula, as well as tastings if you are keen!

Next we enjoy light lunch at a local winery including a tasting experience (a huge variety of wines are produced here both red and white). Before leaving the peninsula we call in to a local distillery for a gin and vodka tasting and tour.

From here we are about a 2 hour drive back to Adelaide and we should arrive before 5pm.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Walking Distance: –

Need To Know

Inclusions

Travel
  • Comfortable private vehicle transport
Meals
  • All meals and snacks as per the itinerary
  • 2 course dinners (à la carte)
  • B x 4 | L x 5 | D x 4
Accommodation
  • 4 nights comfortable accommodation (twin share)
Activities
  • Professionally guided walks
  • Gin and vodka tasting class
  • Oyster farming tour and tasting
  • Winery light lunch and tasting
Safety
  • Group First Aid kit and emergency communication device
  • Leaders certified in Remote Area/Wilderness First Aid
  • Qualified Bushwalking Leaders
Environmental
  • Small group guided experience
  • Leave No Trace principles
  • Invitations to connect with nature
  • Reduce waste through recycling, reusing and composting
  • National Park entry fees
Big Heart Extras
  • Big Heart Adventures designed ioMerino hiking top
  • Big Heart Adventures designed head sock
  • Big Heart Adventures journal
  • Guided pre-departure training walks and or program (trip specific)
  • Discount card for pre-departure purchases at Scouts Outdoor Centre
  • A charity contribution to our Give Back program

Exclusions

  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance
  • Meals and drinks not stated on itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature

Packing List

A detailed packing list is provided prior to travel

  • Gear you will need:
  • Rainproof jacket and pants
  • Daypack (35 litre approx.)
  • Water bottles/hydration kit (min 3Ltrs)
  • Personal medications
  • Clothing suitable for bushwalking that is quick drying, warm layers if chilly – consider merino/synthetic clothing
  • Sun protection such as hat, sunglasses and suncream, insect repellent (if joining us in warmer months consider a head net for the flies)
  • Sleeping attire

Details

  • Type: Challenge Trek Guided
  • Adventure: Walk The Yorke Adventure
  • Destination: Yorke Peninsula, South Australia
  • Traditional Country: Narungga
  • Group Size: Max 10 plus leaders

Fitness Requirement

  • A good level of fitness is required to walk the trails on this trip
  • You will be walking pack free (day packs only)
  • You will walk on a variety of surfaces including undulating trails, limestone, and soft sand
  • Our longest walking day is 21km and we walk 4 consecutive days on this adventure
  • Trail rating: Moderate-hard

Important Information

  • Read terms and conditions before booking
  • Itinerary and price subject to change at any time
  • Travel Insurance is recommended – get a quote from Covermore
  • Note weather, group member welfare and a range of circumstances outside our control can mean last minute changes to our itinerary are necessary once on tour
  • A limited number of single rooms are available on a first-come basis
  • Please contact us before booking any flights. Depending on flight arrival and departure times extra nights accommodation may be required at own expense
  • A minimum of 6 travellers are required for this trip to depart. If minimum numbers aren’t reached, we may decide to still go or we will provide a full refund
  • If this trip departs during Fire Ban Season – last minute changes to our itinerary or walking days may be required for safety reasons
  • Rooming is twin share
  • Private transport to and from Yorke Peninsula is included from Adelaide, with multiple pick up points available in transit between Adelaide and Marion Bay
  • Private transport in Yorke Peninsula plus daily trail transfers is included

Adventure Leaders

Our team is qualified, experienced and super friendly. We will ensure you have a fun and connecting adventure. Leaders are certified in Remote or Wilderness First-Aid. All leaders carry a group first-aid kit, emergency communications device, emergency documentation and equipment.

Testimonials

“Lisa and Ian are wonderful guides and hosts that make the trip great fun and run smoothly”
Craig Johnston
Adelaide, South Australia
“This trip has so much – coastline, bush and so much more. Big Heart Adventures are excellent in their ability to show case a region which is so beautiful and remote yet close to your doorstep”
Andrea D
Adelaide, South Australia