Welcome to Eyre Peninsula

Eyre Peninsula – Seafood Capital of Australia

The Eyre Peninsula delivers a blend of red outback plains, glistening salt lakes, spectacular beaches, coastal scenery and an abundance of seafood. Allow at least 4–5 days to explore and get a real taste of what the region has to offer.

Eyre Peninsula Top 10

  • 1 Swim with bluefin tuna
  • 2 The worlds longest golf course
  • 3 Gawler Ranges Safari's
  • 4 Seafood Tour and Taste
  • 5 Cage dive with great white sharks
  • 6 Swim with sea lions
  • 7 Follow the Seafood Trail
  • 8 Snorkel with cuttlefish
  • 9 Whale watching
  • 10 Mikkira Station


The Coast With The Most

The Eyre Peninsula is Australia’s Seafood Frontier, with world-class seafood on offer at its many fine restaurants. Matched with South Australia’s famously good wine, it’s pure indulgence. With more than 2000km of coastline to explore you may think it’s all about the ocean but head inland and you’ll discover the semi-desert landscape of the Gawler Ranges National Park. The volcanic features, gorges and spectacular weathered rocky outcrops, shimmering salt lakes, wildflowers and native wildlife will amaze.

 

Food and Wine

The abalone (that’s paua to a Kiwi) on your plate is harvested from Coffin Bay, just hours before you eat it. The tuna, whiting and snapper are fresh from Boston Bay, and the blue swimmer crabs, prawns, rock lobster and oysters are exquisite. Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the seafood industry with a visit to a yabbie and marron farm or stop in at Pedro’s Crayfish in Elliston, where you can buy a freshly caught cray to eat on the beach. For a spot of wine tasting, settle in by the sparkling blue waters of Port Lincoln’s Boston Bay, sipping on wine that hails from the vines down the road.

 

Parks and Wildlife

Wild bushland and ancient red landscapes alongside neat farmland and vineyards; the Eyre Peninsula is a place of contrast and diversity. The Gawler Ranges National Park and Lake Gairdner will provide lifelong holiday memories. This stunning landscape is best explored with a local on a Gawler Ranges Wilderness Safari. Coffin Bay has one of the most stunning coastlines in South Australia. Stroll along the Oyster Walk, which winds its way along the picturesque foreshore and through natural bushland to the Kellidie Bay lookout.

 

Accommodation

Great holiday adventures await you on the Eyre Peninsula. Start your holiday in Port Lincoln, a seaside township with an impressive port and fantastic restaurants, hotels, motels and holiday units. Elsewhere on the peninsula you can camp in complete isolation or enjoy top-class accommodation, from luxury eco lodges to fantastic beachside holiday homes, hotels, and holiday parks.

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Events

Time your journey to coincide with one of the many quirky Eyre Peninsula events. See thousands of oysters being shucked at the Ceduna Oyster Festival in October, or toss a tuna at Port Lincoln’s Tunarama Festival in January. Go off the rails at the Kalamazoo Classic in Cummins each April. If you visit in January, don’t miss the Eyre Peninsula Farmers and Fisherman’s market held at twilight on Coffin Bay’s foreshore. There’s fresh seafood of course but also a selection of wine, jams, relishes, pickles, smallgoods and more.

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