Walk the Yorke, 500km Trail, Project Update

UPDATE Feb 2016

We have a number of Walk the Yorke trail entries in our Find a Place to Walk directory:

Walk the Yorke signage March 2015, 2 x signs

Walk the Yorke signage, interpretive signage, March 2015

Interpretive signage

The Walk the Yorke is a 500km trail being constructed by the Yorke Peninsula Council to link existing coastal walking trails to create a walking experience around the coast of beautiful Yorke Peninsula.

The project is now 64% completed. This infrastructure includes trail markers, bollards and bench seats. Of the 19 shelters to be constructed, 14 have concrete flooring and 7 have their roof structures completed; associated rainwater tanks and picnic settings are yet to be installed. Compacted gravel trail construction is 94% completed and fencing and stile (off-road vehicle prevention gate) installation is 30% completed.

Map of Yorke the Walk from 2009 concept plan preview

View map of Walk the Yorke from 2009 concept plan

A large focus of current project work is on the development of the 210 podium signs to be installed at various locations. Progress Associations have submitted content for 60 of these signs. School students have also submitted content. Council has received drafts of Indigenous interpretive content and artwork for 40 signs.

The project is due to be completed in November 2015.

The terrains includes rugged cliffs, pristine beaches, secluded coves, rocky reefs and tidal pools, windswept sand dunes, historic lighthouses and a peek into some of Australia’s most productive farming land and indigenous scrublands.