Destination guide

Experience Yorke Peninsula in holiday homes to rent

In between the Spencer Gulf and Gulf St Vincent, you’ll find the Yorke Peninsula. Many towns call this peninsula home, and each has something special to offer. Their unique cultures and attractions range from art galleries to delicious restaurants to vibrant golf courses and more. With a coastline that stretches on for kilometres, travellers looking for aquatic adventures will find plenty of fun as well. With holiday homes to rent in the Yorke Peninsula, you can enjoy a wide variety of adventures throughout the breathtaking and pristine stretch of land.

Outdoor activities

Outdoor fun near Yorke Peninsula holiday homes

With kilometres of coastline, there’s no shortage of outdoor activities to enjoy by Yorke Peninsula holiday homes. Fishing is one of the region’s major industries, but it is also a popular activity for travellers. You can find a fishing spot on the coast or book a fishing charter into either of the surrounding gulfs to enjoy a one-of-a-kind fishing adventure. The surrounding water also offers incredible surfing opportunities, especially around the bottom end by Warooka. You may also want to consider diving and exploring the surrounding underwater regions. The southern waters are infamously cold, so you may want to don a wetsuit. When underwater, you can find shipwrecks to explore along the Wardang Island Maritime Heritage Trail that is home to eight distinct shipwrecks settled in notably clear and shallow waters.

How to get around

Transport to Yorke Peninsula holiday homes

The closest major city to the Yorke Peninsula is Adelaide, which is about a two-hour drive to its centre. Bus service to the Yorke Peninsula runs through Adelaide, connecting it to most towns on the peninsula every day. Since Adelaide is across the Gulf St Vincent, there are also ferry services that can transport people and their cars across the water. It takes roughly the same amount of time as a drive, so expect to be on the water for a little over two hours before reaching local holiday homes.

Essential info

Key facts for your Yorke Peninsula holiday rental

Before you venture into your Yorke Peninsula holiday rental, there are a few essential aspects of the area you need to know first. While specific localities may differ slightly, speed limits on the open road are typically around 100 km/h, while speed limits within towns peaks at 50 km/h. Much of the region is agrarian, so be wary of farmers moving equipment like slow farming vehicles across the road. It’s also not uncommon to see farmers moving herds of cattle across the motorway Since there’s so much rural farmland, it’s also best to carry a fully inflated spare tyre when driving, so you don’t get stranded too far off the beaten path in the event of a flat.


Events near your Yorke Peninsula holiday rental

Numerous events occur all year long across the Yorke Peninsula by holiday rentals, but one of the most popular is the Yorke’s Classic annual surfing competition, where you’ll see impressive and daring professionals show off their skills on the waves. You may also want to visit the Copper Coast Cornish Festival throughout Kadina, Wallaroo, and Moonta. These towns have a rich Cornish heritage, and they show it off during this festival, effectively turning the area into Australia’s Little Cornwall. Additionally, you can attend Paskeville Field Days, an event that shows off the latest in agricultural accomplishments in technique and technology. There are also crafting events, fashion parades, and sheepdog trials attendees can partake in.

Where to stay near Yorke Peninsula?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 472 holiday rentals near Yorke Peninsula. From 345 Houses to 25 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Yorke Peninsula is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Yorke Peninsula?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Yorke Peninsula. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Wallaroo: 130 holiday rentals
  • Moonta Bay: 108 holiday rentals
  • Marion Bay: 40 holiday rentals
  • Port Hughes: 68 holiday rentals
  • Port Vincent: 75 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Yorke Peninsula! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Yorke Peninsula?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Yorke Peninsula with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Wallaroo: 130 holiday homes
  • Moonta Bay: 108 holiday homes
  • Marion Bay: 40 holiday homes
  • Port Hughes: 68 holiday homes
  • Port Vincent: 75 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Yorke Peninsula?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Yorke Peninsula. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Simms Cove: 132 holiday rentals
  • Port Vincent Marina: 89 holiday rentals
  • Cooper Cove Marina: 131 holiday rentals
  • Port Hughes Waterfront Park: 132 holiday rentals
  • Port Hughes Jetty: 132 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Yorke Peninsula listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.