Things to do
30 things to do in Port Vincent and lower Yorke Peninsula
Visitors are constantly surprised at how much there is to see and do in Port Vincent, and surrounding areas of South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula.
So here’s a list to get your creative juices flowing as you plan your stay at Port Vincent Caravan Park & Seaside Cabins.
Land based things to do in and around Port Vincent
1. Walking Trails
Port Vincent has a number of walking trails that go through and around the town, these also join into the 500km Walk the Yorke trail. So choose your trail, choose your distance and get your walking shoes on. Brochures are available from our office or the Visitor Information Office.
2. Putt Putt
Play a round of 9 hole Putt Putt golf by the seaside on the back beach. Enquire at the office at Port Vincent Caravan Park & Seaside Cabins. Small fee may apply.
3. Old School Games Room & Basketball Court (open from 10am – 4pm when a school camp is not in attendance)
A large selection of indoor coin operated games, including pinball, air hockey, car racing and more. This along with our full size outdoor basket ball court will ensure both young and old are entertained for hours. Enquire at the office at Port Vincent Caravan Park & Seaside Cabins for open times. A token machine is available on site.
Take the kids to the foreshore beach or back beach esplanade playgrounds, or become a kid again yourself.
Browse our local shops. From arts & crafts, local artists and brick-a-brac to jewellery, home wares and gifts. There are many to choose from.
5. Picture Photo Frame
Take a photo of friends or family in the welcome to Port Vincent picture frame located on the foreshore area, or ask a friendly local to take a photo for you.
6. Photos from the Lookout
Drive, or take the long bush walk up to the lookout and take a fabulous photo of our picturesque bay.
7. Fish & Chips
Find a quiet spot to sit on the sandy beach and enjoy some cooked fish and chips from the Kiosk.
Have a game on our picturesque cliff top 9 hole golf course.
9. Bike Riding
Bring your own bike and cycle around town or along the Walk the Yorke bike/walking trails.
Sea and water based things to do in and around Port Vincent
Take off your shoes and walk on our sandy beach. See what treasures you can find.
11. Private Beach
Walk, canoe, or go by boat and find your own private sandy inlet for the day.
Grab some shoes, some rakes, a tub, a crab measure, and watch out for your toes!! Cook and eat fresh that day. We even lend out rakes and tubs for FREE to park patrons. Seasonal.
Get some bait and catch your tea from the wharf, cemetery beach or the back beach.
In our very safe, sandy bay.
15. SS Juno
Learn about the story of the SS Juno at the monument by the wharf.
Dive off the pontoon and have some fun.
Go for a wander through the Marina and see all of the yachts moored there and dream!!
18. Historic Wharf
Find the sign at the wharf and read all about it’s history, or just catch some fish, squid or crabs.
Bring your own canoe or kayak and go exploring the coastline.
Try for some crabs, or dive for scallops. You can pick up a reef watch underwater card from Port Vincent Caravan Park & Seaside Cabins and report “Feral” or “In Peril” species.
Hire a boat (boat licence required) from Port Vincent Auto & Tyre Service, or go out on your own or on a mates boat, and catch some whiting at the gullies.
Things to give you time to breathe in and around Port Vincent
22. Bird Watching
Pick up a “Birds of the Southern Yorke Peninsula” brochure from Port Vincent Caravan Park & Seaside Cabins, or the Information Centre and see how many birds you can spot in the parks, on the walking trails, or just sitting on the beach.
23. Bennett Park
Walk around Bennett Park. Perfect for bird watchers and flora enthusiasts. Take a picnic with you.
Grab some meat from the local butcher or IGA and cook a BBQ while the kids play on the playground at the foreshore area, close to the safe swimming beach, at the wharf, or at Burrows Park on the back beach Esplanade.
Grab a drink or a takeaway coffee and find a quiet spot to sit and enjoy! Watch out for dolphins playing.
26. Ancient Glacial Rocks
Visit the ancient glacial rocks on the northern side of the Marina and read about how they got there.
27. Aboriginal Well
Read the plaque located on the left hand side, just before you enter the Marina.
So much history in a small country cemetery, and what a great view! Go fishing at the beach, while you are there.
Fabulous examples of 1900’s and 1960’s architecture: Uniting Church built 1909, St Neots Anglican Church built 1964.
30. Visit our War Museum
Located in the tennis club rooms behind the oval on Talbot St. Open Thursdays & Saturdays 10am-12pm.