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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  • Beautiful place to stay. Good size sites. Nearly 5 stars from me, however the drop toilets weren't kept clean and appeared to not have been cleaned at all for the three days stayed.
  • 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.

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