Yorke Peninsula Council is counting down the days to the official launch of Walk The Yorke.
Covering more than 500km, the new Walk the Yorke trails promise to be a tourism drawcard for the region. Visitors can choose short walks of up to 90 minutes, more challenging day walks or multi-day walks and bike riding options.
A new brochure and maps, as well as trail markers, signs, seating, shelters and more have combined to make Walk the Yorke an enticing holiday option for visitors, especially those seeking a more active break outdoors.
Mayor Ray Agnew said the official launch would begin with a breakfast event at Port Vincent Wharf and the community was encouraged to come along.
“Walk the Yorke has enormous tourism potential for the region, linking towns from north to south, and showcasing our beautiful coastline and nature,” Mr Agnew said.
“We’re looking forward to the trail attracting visitors from around Australia and potentially the globe, who might stay for some of the multi-day works and take advantage of our accommodation, dining and other services.
“On launch day, we’d like to see as many members of the community as possible join us for this celebration. For the children we’ll have plenty of fun activities like a Treasure Island inflatable obstacle, a bungey run and face painting. There will be regional produce, food, drink and snacks available, and plenty of information about Walk the Yorke.
“Members of the public can enjoy breakfast by the sea before a public walk departs for the Port Vincent Golf Course along the Walk the Yorke for approximately 4kms. Free bus transport can be arranged for oneway walkers.”
The Walk the Yorke Leisure Trail Project is jointly funded by the Australian Government and the Yorke Peninsula Council.
Public walk departs for the Port Vincent Golf Course along Walk the Yorke (approx 4kms). Free bus transport can be arranged for one-way walkers.
10.00am – 2.00pm Port Vincent Golf Course
• Walk the Yorke children’s activity trail (10.30am – 11.30am)
• Walk the Yorke information booth and local market stallholders
• Face painting, Treasure Island inflatable obstacle/jumping activity, mechanical surfboard, sticky wall, duallane bungey run with sunshade
• Regional produce, food, health snacks and drinks
• Cycle to make your own smoothie on a Smoothie Bike
• Music by local artist Adam Bellchambers
• Official Opening by Mr Rowan Ramsey MP