Get Ready for 2023 across Yorke Peninsula event at Cooper Trails Bike Hire

The Yorke Peninsula is a stunning and diverse region located in South Australia, known for its beautiful coastlines, picturesque towns, and friendly locals.  In anticipation of the year ahead, Cooper Trails Bike Hire alongside Sea to Valley Startups recently hosted an event to bring together local businesses and organisations to collaborate and network.

The event, titled "Get Ready for 2023 across Yorke Peninsula," was a great success with 40+ people attending, garnering a lot of positive feedback on social media as well as on the night.  One guest shared, "What a great initiative!  It's so important for local businesses to come together and work towards a common goal.  I can't wait to see what exciting things the Yorke Peninsula has in store for 2023."  Another founder, Mark Smith from YPTV who live streamed the speakers, added, "I had such a great time at this event!  It was great to connect with other businesses and learn about all the amazing things happening in the region.  Can't wait to see what's in store for 2023!"

The event itself was a fantastic opportunity for local businesses and organisations to come together and brainstorm ways to promote and grow businesses across the Yorke Peninsula.  From eco-tourism to gastronomic experiences and fishing, there were many exciting ideas discussed that will undoubtedly help to promote the region and attract more visitors in 2023 and beyond.

Thanks to speakers Anne Minion from Copper Trails Bike Hire, Joanne Buchanan from RDA Yorke and Mid North, Russell Peate, CEO, Copper Coast Council, Lynn Spurling from Kernewek Lowender, Rayma Dennis from Hedonbar Brewing Company, Nick Perry, Manager Economic Development and Business Sustainability, Yorke Peninsula Council, and Alicia Guy – Branch Manager (Port Pirie) Commonwealth Bank for sharing and sponsoring the event.  Lovely food was served up by Copper Coast Chef, with Scott Perry and Wendy Perry from Sea to Valley Startups MCing the event.

Cooper Trails Bike Hire is passionate about promoting the Yorke Peninsula and helping visitors to experience all the region has to offer.  Delighted to share that Copper Trails Bike Hire, a business owned by the wonderful Colin and Anne, our very own Sea to Valley Startups clients, has been featured in the helloSA television show.  Do tune in on Sunday, March 5th, @ 5:30 pm (Adelaide time) on Channel 9 - Hello SA.  Here is a little teaser video of the show.

Yorke Peninsula (YP) Council has increased its focus on economic development and business support after identifying this area as a key need during the past few years.  YP Council offers business grants of up to $5000 for start-ups and expansions of existing businesses, particularly for initiatives that will create wider economic benefit such as job creation, tourism attraction or cross-business/industry collaboration.  For the grant guidelines, and to apply, visit the new business section at

YP Council supports a wide range of events, from award-winning markets to major attractions, and an extensive list is frequently updated here.  Subscribe to receive Yorke Events emails by requesting to be added to the mailing list, email

Childcare is one of the biggest issues affecting job creation and retention on Yorke Peninsula.  YP Council is building a multi-million dollar new childcare centre in Minlaton, and is pursuing avenues to upskill people so they can staff the centre.  Subsidised training may be available, so people can gain their qualifications at only a minor cost.  For more information, please call the YP Council Economic Development team at (08) 8832 0000.

Russell Peate, CEO of the Copper Coast Council shared a list of upcoming events for 2023:


12th Show’n’Shine Moonta; Markets Moonta


9th Easter Sunday Ecumenical Service, Moonta

20th – 23rd Masters Games Copper Coast


15th – 21st Kernewek Lowender Cornish Festival, Copper Coast



2nd – 9th NAIDOC Week

16th Adelaide Guitar Festival TBC

23rd KDNA Netball Carnival, Kadina


19th – 20th Copper Coast Show, Kadina


TBC Bowls Supa Series Copper Coast

8th – 16th NT Variety Desert to Dunes Bash, Erldunda to Wallaroo

26th – 28th Yorke Peninsula Field Days Paskeville


1st Markets Moonta

TBC Copper Coast Motorsports 400 Sprints

7th – 8th Copper Coast Cycling Cup, Copper Coast


TBC Copper Coast Battle Dragons Marina Challenge, Wallaroo


Wallaroo Christmas Carols & Markets

Moonta Christmas Pageant & Carols

Christmas in Kadina

Copper Coast NYE Fireworks

Throughout the year:

Parkrun, Every Saturday at 8am

Kadina Rotary Markets, Last Saturday of each month (other dates May and December)

Wallaroo Lions Markets, Second Saturday of each month (except June, July, August)

If you are interested in learning more about the Get Ready for 2023 across Yorke Peninsula event at Cooper Trails Bike Hire, a video is available on YouTube.  You can watch the video at the following link:

With so many opportunities, if you would like to start up a business or take your startup to the next level please get in touch by emailing or call 08 8387 9800, thanks.

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