A Taste of Innes National Park

The Stenhouse Bay Lookout walk starts at the Stenhouse Bay jetty just a few kilometres past the smart newish holiday town of Marion Bay, a 3 hour drive from Adelaide on Yorke Peninsula.

It is part of of Innes National Park and is the place to go if you like rugged coastal scenery without car loads of tourists. You can stay in the Park (camping or in self catering cottages at Inneston) and do a series of day walks or short walks. As well there is spectacular fishing and surfing – the beauty of this Park is still undiscovered by many.

You can have a taste of the Park by doing the two kilometre circuit walk from Stenhouse Bay jetty.

Water here is usually crystal clear.Stenhouse Bay was once the base for the mining of gypsum and relics from the mining days can be seen on the walk.

Seven lookouts are featured on the walk with signage detailing local flora, shipwrecks in the area, the mining story including a rusted locomotive and a memorial to the death of a Vietnamese sailor.

Views across Investigator Strait and to small islands are stunning. The scenery resembles Kangaroo Island but this walk is more accessible by car.

Kangaroos and emus are frequently seen in the Park along with a variety of birds.

A great place for a pizza and a beer after the walk is at the Marion Bay Tavern 15 minutes from Stenhouse Bay.



One thought on “A Taste of Innes National Park

  1. Dear Anne Marie, that’s a nice blog. The area looks more developed than when I was there last; it’s good that they have put in a walk with view points and information. I was also unaware that there was a pub at Marion Bay which I reckon is quite a nice large and well sheltered bay.

    I hope you’ve got the fire going if you’re over there today. The wind is icy here, so probably cutting at Wool Bay. You’re certainly having a busy time with Monique and family. That sounds really crazy about a visa for Felix; how did they deal with that at customs when they arrived back in Australia ?

    Regards to all



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