Innes National Park is the Parks SA Park of the Month (October 2015).
The park, on the Yorke Peninsula, is defined by spectacular coastal landscapes with rugged cliffs and sandy beaches that provide a beautiful backdrop to the Park.
Located 3.5 hours from Adelaide, it is a popular spring and summer destination for camping.
Check out Nature Play’s 20 Things to Discover in Innnes.
Here’s a short selection of great hikes in Innes National Park
Cape Spencer Lighthouse Walk
600m, 1 hour return
This short walk provides spectacular views from Cape Spencer, including of the Althorpe Islands.
West Cape Headland Hike
1.2km, 2 hours
A short hike taking in spectacular coastal views across the Spencer Gulf Marine Park & off-shore islands. 360 degree lookout just 100 metres down trail.
Inneston Historic Walk
2km, 1 hour
Explore the ruins of the old mining town of Inneston. This popular trail takes you back to the early 1900s and the gypsum-mining era. Interpretive signs tell the story of the close-knit community of Inneston. Beware of unstable ruins.
Royston Head Hike
5km, 2 hours
Experience amazing views of the rugged peninsula coast from the lookout point on the cliffs at Royston Head, including views of Wedge Island (32km west).
Thomson-Pfitzner Plaster Trail Hike
7.6km, 3 hours return
This hike follows the old wooden railway line that runs from Inneston to Stenhouse Bay, with a series of interpretive signs depicting the local environment and history.
Gym Beach Hike
12km, 4 hours
A hike through the unique flora and high sand dune areas between Browns Beach and Gym Beach. You may see a variety of birdlife and native orchids as you pass through the dense mallee vegetation.