Australian Coastal Walks, Innes National Park, Pondalowie Bay to Gym Beach

Innes National Park, Browns Beach
Innes National Park, Browns Beach

Australian Coastal Walks, Innes National Park, South Australia

Innes National Park is located on southwest tip of Yorke Peninsula, South Australia. It is a protected area with spectacular coastline of lime stone cliffs, secluded beach. It is cheaper than a trip to Kangaroo Island and only 300 km from Adelaide with plenty things to do, walking on numerous trails, surfing, fishing, bird watching, scuba diving, explore the shipwrecks, visit Inneston historic township or mingle with the locals at Rhino’s Tavern at Stenhouse Bay.

Innes National Park, Pondalowie Bay to Gym Beach coastal walk

Australian Coastal Walks, Innes National Park, Pondalowie Bay to Gym Beach

We walked from Pondalowie Campground to Gym Beach, along the rugged coastline of Spencer Gulf. Walking towards Royston Head offers spectacular views towards Middle Island and North Island.

Australian Coastal Walks, Innes National Park, Pondalowie Bay to Gym Beach
Shipwreck on the beach

From Royston Head, the walkers enjoyed the pristine sandy bays of Dolphin, Shell and Browns beaches.

Australian Coastal Walks, Innes National Park, Pondalowie Bay to Gym Beach

From Gym Beach we returned through beautiful scrub. Along the hike you can see a diversity of  fauna, sleepy lizards, dolphins, emus, pelicans, oyster catchers and a rich carpet of colour, from blue ocean, orange coloured rocks, green bushes to bright red flowers.

Australian Coastal Walks, Innes National Park, Pondalowie Bay to Gym Beach
Sleepy Lizard on the beach

Total distance walked was 24.2 km and spend on the track 7 hours but actual moving time  was 5.5 hours.

Accomodation:

https://www.environment.sa.gov.au/parks/booking#Innes%20National%20Park