A full day exploring beautiful Innes National Park and the spectacular, wild coastline of Southern Yorke Peninsula. Soaring cliffs and magnificent views over Kangaroo Island; this is a photographers dream! Walk, swim, explore pristine beaches. Come face-to-face with the abundant wildlife.
Explore the ruins of Inneston, an abandoned gypsum town along the Inneston Historic Walk. Home to around 200 people, Inneston was completely self-sufficient, having its own school, post office, bakery and general store.
Over 26 shipwrecks lie off this coast. An interpretive maritime trail along the coastline recounts tales of tragedy, bravery and the final agonizing moments before these ships sank beneath the waves. Visit the rusted relic of the park’s most famous wreck, ‘The Ethel’, that sank in 1904 when it ran aground near the beach during a severe storm.
Take a short walk to the operating lighthouses at Cape Spencer and West Cape. On the horizon is another lighthouse on Althorpe Island Conservation Park. These not only provide safe passage for vessels today, but offer an insight into the area’s maritime heritage.
This is one of only a few places in the world where living stromatolites are known to exist. These consist of layers of blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria). New layers develop closest to the light, trapping whatever silt may be present. Old layers beneath are impregnated with calcium carbonate and become fossilised. The dome-shaped structures occur at the edges of the salt lakes. Carbon dating indicates some of the stromatolites to be around 3,000 years old.
At the end of the day capture a magical South Aussie sunset over the ocean.
Overnight: Holiday Home/Park: The Pines/Corny Point.
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