Monday, March 20, 2017

5 Things You Must Do In Yorke Peninsula

Having lived in Moonta for half a year, we've met some awesome people, gained valuable experiences, and have gone on beautiful adventures. Here's a few of the many wonderful things you can do in the Yorke Peninsula if you're looking to spend your holiday in this quaint destination.

1. Crab Raking in Port Hughes
Never knew you could rake crabs? Neither did I. We bought our crab rake at the fish and chips store by the beach at Port Hughes for $15. If you think about it, that was a good investment since we've caught several crabs that could have sold for much more than $15. But into our tummies they went!
Crab Raking at Port Hughes, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia
This activity calls for exactly what it sounds like. You simply use the rake to sweep the crab up. We walked into the shallow water when it was low tide, kept our eyes peeled, went to rocky areas where crab could be hiding, and quickly swept the crabs up one by one when we spotted them. You have to be REALLY quick because they can get away and hide so fast, it's actually quite amazing to watch.

2. Crabbing at Moonta Bay Jetty
Not too keen on running after crab in the water? Then you might prefer to keep yourself safe and dry on the jetty and simply throw your net in the water. Use some bait (the staff in the store by the jetty can help you with this) and set it up in your net and you're good to go. Throw the net in the water and pull it up when you spot crabs in it. The best time to go crabbing is when the water is calm and crystal clear. Also, we noticed that there is usually more catch very early in the morning or late in the afternoon.
Crabbing at Moonta Bay, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia
Make sure you measure each crab and throw the ones that are too small back into the water. These are blue swimmer crabs. They turn red when cooked. I say this because my friend and my mom both thought that crabs are always red. In fact, it was quite entertaining when my friend spotted a blue swimmer crab raising its claw at her!
Measuring crab at Moonta Bay jetty.
 3. Kayaking at Port Vincent
My friends had an epic experience of kayaking at Port Vincent and thinking there were sharks swimming next to their kayak only to realize they were dolphins!
Kayaking in Wallaroo, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia
We, however, rented out kayaks ($20/hour for single kayaks and $30/hour for double kayaks) at Wallaroo Marina Apartments. This entailed dragging the very heavy kayaks towards the water - this was so much further and so much more tiring than we expected - and dragging them back to return them after using. Still, it was fun and so worth it!

4. Fishing/Squidding at Wallaroo
We've actually been fishing and squidding at Moonta Bay and Port Hughes but I hear people love fishing at Wallaroo. Fishing gear can range from cheap to extremely expensive and for beginners like us, cheap is good. Salt and pepper squid, anyone?
Squidding at Port Hughes
5. Camping at Innes National Park
There are tons of campsites in the Yorke Peninsula so take your pick! We chose to do our first camping adventure at Innes National Park in Marion Bay. 
Innes National Park
Thank you, Yorke Peninsula. It's been a pleasure to be a "local" for 6 months. But I think I left my heart in Adelaide, which is really only 2 hours away. I'm sure I'll be seeing you again for more adventures!

Always,
Jeanne
 
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94 comments:

  1. it seems like an amazing place. love it ♥


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  2. Wow! This looks like an amazing place to visit!

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  3. Esse lugar parece incrível.
    Gostei das dicas, das fotos e adoraria poder conhecer.
    Boa semana!

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  4. This place offers so many different activities, I'm glad that you spent amazing time there :)

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  5. Looks so rad! Thanks for sharing love!!!
    Happy first day of Spring!!!!
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  6. Looks like you had so much fun :)! Thank you a lot for your last comment on my blog :)
    Sending much love!
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  7. Looks so cool! Thanks for sharing :)

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  8. So many fun activities :) Looks like fun place to visit x

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  9. Looks like so much fun!

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  10. Wow! How cool! Just super!
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  11. This is quite an adventure, it sounds fun and exciting!

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  12. You seem to always have adventures! I tried crabbing when I was younger and thinking maybe I should do it again. Didn't know squidding was a thing!

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  13. This genuinely looks so fun and you look so happy c:
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  14. This place seems so nice and with a lot of adventures and activities to do. You have and incredible trips.

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  15. These activities sound very fun!


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  16. Beautiful photos! Everything looks like so much fun! :) xx

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  17. wow this post is amazing, so fun

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  18. I am loving the adventure. I can't wait for fishing season. And, the warm-up so that I can get out in nature. Wonderful post!
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  19. Looks like such a fun adventure.

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  20. Crabbing looks like so much fun! My family went this past summer and I couldn't go due to school but I'm glad you had tons of fun. That crab looks HUUUUGE by the way!!

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  21. Crab raking sounds like so much fun!
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  22. I am so happy for you!! <3 Looks like you had a lot of fun! :D

    Lots of Love,
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  23. You got me on crab cracking :) It's one of my favorite when I went to Caramoan.

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  24. Your post makes me wanna fly to the city! Amazing pics!
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  25. This place looks amazing, I miss summer so much. I want to go to the beach and enjoy a relaxed day, hopefully soon!!

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  26. Nice trip and post!!! Very interesting :)

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  27. I am not a fan of catching things and eating them afterwards but to see live crabs, that would be fun. :) And dolphins. <3
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  28. Thank you for sharing your tips. I would love to try kayaking. It looks like fun!
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  30. Great suggestions!!! It looks like you had a lot of fun!

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  31. Ooh looks like fun! There are so many different activities to do also!! Looks like you had a lot of fun. :)

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  32. Oh woow that's look like so much fun !
    Sounds like great activities for vacations.
    Sea foods are so good should be so amazinf to fish them.
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  33. Omg they get a little sense, these giant crabs! :O
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  34. Seems like you had a great time over there.

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  35. I'd love to visit! It looks amazing! You've got some great pics!

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  36. Great tips, if I ever visit Yorke Peninsula I will definitely do all of these things!
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  37. These sound like a lot of fun activities. I have been Kayaking before, but in Norway, which means no dolphins and much colder water!

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  38. This all looks incredible! I've never been crabbing! Looks fun. :)

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  39. It looks like so much fun! I love camping and checking out these beautiful natural places along the coast. So much of it is so untouched and isolated.
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  40. Es toda una experiencia, cuidado con los cangrejos que pican.

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  41. Kayaking and camping is one of my favorite things to do while I'm by the beach!! I love these ideas!

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  42. ohh soo much fun..isnt it scary holding crab...lovely pictures and trip
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  43. I scared to hold a crab, and I dont have the guts but Seems like u had a lot of fun <3

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  44. Me encanta! ❤️
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  45. Crabbing looks like so much fun!

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  47. This looks so fun! I would love to go fishing!

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  48. How fun! It looks so beautiful over there!
    xoxo

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  49. Looks like an adventure! I had no idea you could rake crabs, how cool!

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  50. Seems like you had an amazing time! Love your pics ♥

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  51. Innes State Park looks amazing, gosh the water there is so blue. Though not sure about crabbing...

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  52. great post! looks like you had so much fun :D

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  53. That seems so fun! The one time I tried kayaking, my partner on the boat and I kept sinking 😂😂
    I didn't know that you could rake crabs, too! I'd have to try that this summer!

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  55. So cool

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  56. Lovely post.
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  57. These sound like great experiences! I wouldn't mind camping there :)

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  58. Thanks for sharing it! Hope to go soon :)

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  59. What a fun place!!

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  60. I love the picture, it looks sooo nice !

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  61. wow i really really love this blog post!!!!

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  62. Crab raking sounds interesting and fun! I'd definitely want to do that.

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  63. I find crab raking so bizarre! Haha I hadn’t even heard of it until this post! I live in Mandurah on the estuary so we catch crabs here too but with scoop nets. I guess it must be quite similar. Looks like good fun there!

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  64. I just love kayak, this seems like such a good place for this sport!

    xx

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  65. How fun! I need this kinda adventure too! xoxo

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  66. This place looks like so much fun! I would love to go camping at that national park!

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  67. It seems you're having a great time hahaha!
    Nice "must to do" thing's list!

    Regards!

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  68. Looks like you had a blast! I love kayaking.
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  69. This looks like so much fun and defiantly things I must try :)
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  70. Oh crabbing! :D I havent tried doing such but I would love to in the future! We do fishing when I was a kid and it was fun. "D


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  71. looks like fun!

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  72. Wow this is such an adventurous place to visit indeed, especially 2. Crabbing at Moonta Bay Jetty sounds very interesting.

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  73. It looks like a really fun place! :) I love kayaking even though I always end up with my arms hurting like hell. I am so jealous of all your adventures! I am excited to read about your next trip :)!

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  74. Wonderful post, love it! :)
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  75. what a great post, the crab is so huge!
    have a nice weekend
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  76. wow great post
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  77. How fun! That looks like a wonderful trip,
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  78. Such a cool place :) Thanks for the tips :)

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  79. Great shots!
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  80. Nice ♥

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  81. Looks like you had a great time! Must be so nice to be around water all the time hehe.

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  82. Loved the shots and thanks for the great tips! Have a lovely week! <3

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  83. I wish I could travel there!<3
    But the crabs..yuck!:D

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