Innes National Park, Marion Bay

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Innes National Park is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia located on the southwest tip of Yorke Peninsula about west of the state capital of Adelaide. Known as Innes by many, the national park is a popular destination for camping, bushwalking, fishing, surfing and scuba diving.
LocationInnes National Park is located on the southern western extremity of Yorke Peninsula in South Australia about 300km by road from the Adelaide city centre. It is located within the locality officially known as Inneston.
ExtentThe national park occupies most of the land on the south-western tip of Yorke Peninsula south west of a line running from Willyama Bay on the south coast of the peninsula near Marion Bay to Gym Beach on the west coast of the peninsula and the following four islands immediately adjoining the coastline (from east to west): Chinamans Hat Island, Middle Island and South Island west of Pondalowie Bay, and Royston Island immediately west of Royston Head.
Within the above area, land excluded from the national park includes the following saline lakes which were associated with gypsum mining at the time of proclamation of the national park - Marion Lake, Snow Lake and Spider Lake.
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  • A bit out of the way at the tip of Yorke Peninsula, but a destination certainly worth the trouble of getting to. Stunning coastal views, wonderful wildlife, early settler history and a number of... 
    A bit out of the way at the tip of Yorke Peninsula, but a destination certainly worth the trouble of getting to. Stunning coastal views, wonderful wildlife, early settler history and a number of...  more »
  • What a gem of a Park. Definitely worth the drive. Stunning coastal scenery to rival any other in the state or country! Reminiscent of Kangaroo Island in parts, but with its own highlights. Our only... 
    What a gem of a Park. Definitely worth the drive. Stunning coastal scenery to rival any other in the state or country! Reminiscent of Kangaroo Island in parts, but with its own highlights. Our only...  more »
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  • Stunning views, beaches and rock pools. We did a day visit and were selective about the 3 spots we wanted to visit, previous experience told us that there is too much to see in one day. We saw emus at Shell Beach. Shell Beach rock pool was excellent; best accessed with reef shoes and is a good depth for jumping in and snorkelling when there are fewer people around. A quick dip and photo opportunity at the blue Inneston Lake; so salty you can float and read a book at the same time! Take plenty of water and food; very limited facilities in the park itself.
  • This is a must go place in South Australia. Entry to the national park requires a payment of $12.50 per vehicle (not per person). You have to do the payment online. There is an information center. However, they do not accept payments there. When you get closer to the park, on the road you will see boards mentioning that a payment is required to get in. You can actually get to the visitor center do the payment online while you’re there at the carpark. This place has got so many beautiful beaches, lighthouses, and picturesque animals, flora and fauna. A lot of people come here for camping. I would say, you honestly need about one whole day to explore all the places here. Every place is 2WD accessible. So no worries about your vehicle. I’m not sure of toilet facilities. I think the visitor center has one. But it was closed when we went there.

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