Agriculture and tourism dominate in the Yorke and Mid North region. With a variety of seaside towns, service centres and farming communities there is a wide range of lifestyles on offer. The major towns of Port Pirie and Kadina provide service centres to the Yorke Peninsula. Port Pirie is the sixth most populous city in South Australia and located on the east coast of the Spencer Gulf, 223km north of Adelaide. The town is home to the largest lead smelter in the world and has a skilled service industry for this and other resource processing businesses in the region. Kadina is approximately 144km from the capita, it is one of the three Copper Triangle towns famous for their shared copper mining history.
The Mid North includes the internationally renowned premium wine growing of the Clare Valley in which the major township of Clare lies. You’ll find more than 50 cellar doors around the region; it is one of the State’s best wine regions. Five-star wineries are scattered throughout, it’s signature win, Riesling, is among the world’s best. The Mount Remarkable National Park in this region also attracts visitors to its hiking and cycling trails. Clare is a town many are proud to call home, it has ample shopping, great sporting clubs and an excellent community spirit. The regions excellent facilities include all the major sports, including football, cricket, netball, tennis, lawn bowls and swimming. It is also well served by good transport and communication networks.
Agriculture is one of the biggest employment industries, it is predominately based on cereal crops and merino wool, viticulture, dairy and beef cattle, pigs and poultry. Small farming towns often have a huge spirit and social cultural. Most are busy little towns which offer shops, services and community groups. The quality of the natural environment and the temperate climate are attractors for both residents and visitors. The Yorke Peninsula coastline attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists who visit each year for fishing, surfing, diving, snorkelling, boating and swimming. This influx of visitors creates seasonal job opportunities for locals who want to work outside of the agricultural industry.
The Yorke Peninsula is one of the most stunning parts of the country. The region is jam-packed with attractions, from galleries and museums to restaurants, cafes and golfing greens. With it’s close proximately to the capital and abundance of jobs it’s no wonder it’s one of the best places in South Australia to live, work and play.