Innes National Park Travel Guide

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    Innes National park
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    Innes National park
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    Troubridge Point
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Innes National Park Things to Do

  • VISITING INNES NATIONAL PARK

    This is a wonderful national park to see specatacular coastal scenery. Located at the Foot of Yorke Peninsula, a vehicle entry fee of $10 per car must be paid to enter the parkInnes National Park Visitor Centre is open from 10.30am-3pm, Wednesday to Sunday and everyday during school holidays and public holidays (except Christmas Day). Opening hours...

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  • CORNY POINT LIGHTHOUSE

    We are out of Innes National Park, and are making a stop at Corny Point Lighthouse.The Corny Point lighthouse was built in 1882 out of local limestone from a nearby Station. It is situated on the northernmost point of the "foot" of the Yorke Peninsula.The lighthouse was originally built to warn of dangers awaiting the grain ships coming to Port...

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  • PONDALOWIE BAY

    On this side of Innes National Park, we noticed there were a few nice secluded Bays. It was here were saw a Sailing Boat and a few fishermen in their Boats. Nice, calm water here, but not the case when it enters the bay, for the water had to squeeze between and Island and the cliffs, quite spectacular! .....Even more if the day had been wild...

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  • WEST CAPE

    West Cape, with its rugged, jagged cliffs pokes out into Spencer Gulf. West Cape also has a Lighthouse, although I didn't walk up to this one, feeling a bit tired from all the previous walking!Once again, the Cliffs are wonderful viewing.The sea rolls in, Surfers come here, rather them than me, as the Great White Shark lives in these waters!

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  • INNESTON HISTORIC TOWNSHIP

    On the opposite side of the road to the Beach, is the restored historic village of Inneston, once a small mining and processing town with a population of about 150 people. Inneston was established in 1913 and lasted until the depression years of the 1930s. We followed a well marked trail through the area, past the cottages which are now restored an...

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  • ETHEL BEACH & WRECKS

    Our next stop is at Ethel Beach. Here, there is a proper viewing platform and steps down to the Beach. Once again, the views are excellent! Two Ships were wrecked here, one named the Ethel is on the beach, hardly anything left to see though. Originally named Carmelo, Ethel was built in England in 1876. In 1904, the Ethel was sailing to Port...

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  • YOUNG SAINT GEORGE

    Young Saint George is the name of another shipwreck, one of six shipwrecked near Althorpe Island.The Schooner was loaded with goods for the building of the new Lighthouse. It was moored next to Althorpe Island when it broke loose from its moorings and crashed into the rocks. No lives were lost, and the crew manage to salvage some items, but the...

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  • EMU'S NEAR CAPE SPENCER

    It was around the area of Cape Spencer that we came across a few Emus feeding. We did see some more later on. They are a bit hard to spot because they blend in with the shrubbery.

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  • ALTHORPE ISLAND

    From Cape Spencer and also along the road we were travelling along, we could easily make out some Islands. The biggest was Althorpe Island, which I could see had a Lighthouse and some buildings. The island covers 96 hectares and has sheer cliffs rising from the ocean.Captain Matthew Flinders first sighted the island in 1802. Nobody really knows how...

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  • CAPE SPENCER LIGHTHOUSE

    What a lovely view we had of Cape Spencer and its Lighthouse as we travelled along the scenic drive. We drove into the carpark, and then walked the short way to the Lighthouse. Nothing out the oridinary here, just a very plain Lighthouse which was built in 1950 and then upgraded in the 1970's. After reading about all the Shipwrecks along this...

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  • CHINAMAN'S HAT ISLAND

    Chinaman's Hat Island, I looked, and I guess it does look a little bit like that! I wondered why it was named such, and still are none the wiser. Evidently, it is a good diving spot. It happened to be our next point of interest on our scenic drive of Innes National Park.

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  • SHIPWRECK TRAIL - HOUGOMONT

    At Stenhouse Bay lookout is where another wreck is located on the Investigator Shipwreck trail.The Anchor on display, is from the Barque "Hougomont," and once again, a description is given of the event.This wreck is actually different to the others, as the Ship was not actually wrecked here. In April 1932, the barque Hougomont was dismasted in a...

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  • STENHOUSE BAY

    Stenhouse Bay is at the western tip of Yorke Peninsula and is our next stop. There was a town here once, which was named after Andrew Stenhouse, who in the 1920s had a business called the Permascite Manufacturing Company. He helped start the gypsum industry in this location. The Waratah Gypsum Company supplied most of Australia's needs. The Gypsum...

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  • PENGUIN POINT & WILLYAMA BEACH

    Willyama Beach is secluded, private and picturesque beach located at the southern end of Marion Bay. There are viewing platforms for the penguins, and you can go bushwalking. The views of the coastline are wonderful, and in the early morning and late afternoon, there are Kangaroos to be seen. Emu's, Birds and wildflowers in season.Once again,...

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  • MOOROWIE

    Moorowie and its port is the first very small town we come across. The town is full of shacks and holiday rentals. People come here to getaway from it all, to go walking, fishing, snorking and diving. If you want peace and quiet, then you will have it here!.

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  • INVESTIGATOR STRAIT SHIPWRECK TRAIL

    Whilst driving around Yorke Peninsula and Innes National Park, we often came across the Investigator Strait Shipwreck Trail. I think we were following it, even though it wasn't intended.The Investigator Strait Shipwreck Trail is the stretch of water which lies between southern Yorke Peninsula and Kangaroo Island. Six land-based interpretive signs...

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  • TROUBRIDGE HILL LIGHTHOUSE

    The Troubridge Hill Lighthouse was built in 1980, and is unique because it is built from special wedge shaped bricks that were fired for its building. Not only that, the Lighthouse is Brown, and not the usual white lighthouses are painted, this one has never been rendered or painted, creating a very distinctive Lighthouse. The tower is designed to...

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  • TROUBRIDGE POINT

    Just 14kms from Edithburgh and we make another stop, this time to admire the Cliffs and views at Troubridge point. Some locals have their lines in, dangling over the high cliffs, hoping to catch Fish for dinner. The Water is Blue and the cliffs have intersting formations on the tops and along the edges.Suddenly, I see movement in the water! It was...

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Innes National Park Warnings and Dangers

  • CAMPING

    Not all of this is a warning tip. National Parks are great to camp in, we do it often and thoroughly enjoy ourselves.As with most, you purchase entry and camping permits from a self-registration station when you first enter the park. These are located adjacent to the Innes National Park Visitor Centre and Gym Beach Campground. At this park, the...

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  • AQUATIC RESERVE TROUBRIDGE HILL

    AN Aquatic reserve is made to protect fish in the area. At Troubridge Hill, there is a reef where coral fish live and breed, and lots of other marine life, like sea sponges, etc. live. It provides a sanctuary for Fish, including Blue Throated Wrasse, Leatherjackets, Sweep, Magpie Perch and many other types.All you can do is fish by line, go...

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