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. 

3. Playground

Take the kids to the foreshore beach or back beach esplanade playgrounds, or become a kid again yourself.

4. Shopping

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.

8. Golf

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

10. Beachcombing

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.

12. Crabbing

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.

13. Fishing

Get some bait and catch your tea from the wharf, cemetery beach or the back beach.

14. Swimming

In our very safe, sandy bay.

15. SS Juno

Learn about the story of the SS Juno at the monument by the wharf.

16. Pontoon

Dive off the pontoon and have some fun.

17. Yachts

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.

19. Canoeing

Bring your own canoe or kayak and go exploring the coastline.

20. Snorkeling

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.

21. Boating

Bring your boat and go out on your own or with some mates, and catch some whiting at the gullies or squid in the sea weed beds. 

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.

24. BBQ

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. 

25. Coffee

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.

28. Cemetery

So much history in a small country cemetery, and what a great view! Go fishing at the beach, while you are there.

29. Churches

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.