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
Swim with bluefin tuna
The brave hearted will love swimming with the mighty southern bluefin tuna on a tour with 'Swim With The Tuna' from Port Lincoln. Its a fantastic experience, but if you arent confident swimming with them try hand feeding them instead.Add to wishlist
2 The worlds longest golf course
The worlds longest golf course
Experience a once in a lifetime drive across the Nullarbor, from Ceduna in South Australia to Kalgoorlie in Western Australia. Stop along the way to play a round of golf on the world's longest golf course Nullarbor Links.Add to wishlist
3 Gawler Ranges Safari's
Gawler Ranges Safari's
Join nature-lover Geoff Scholz on a Gawler Ranges Wilderness Safari. In the evenings youll experience glamping in a luxury safari tent at Geoff's Kangaluna Camp surrounded by Australian wildlife. By day visit the glistening white salt lakes that will simply take your breath away!Add to wishlist
4 Seafood Tour and Taste
Seafood Tour and Taste
Join Adventure Bay Charters Seafood Tour and Taste experience on the Port Lincoln Marina. The only interpretive walking tour in the region, the journey takes in working fishing boats, a seafood harvest being unloaded, and an underwater aquarium.Add to wishlist
5 Cage dive with great white sharks
Cage dive with great white sharks
For the thrill of a lifetime take a dive with great white sharks at Neptune Island. Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions, Adventure Bay Charters and Calypso Star Charters offer the chance to see these majestic predators up close on day or overnight tours from Port Lincoln.Add to wishlist
6 Swim with sea lions
Swim with sea lions
Baird Bay Ocean Eco Experience offers the chance to swim with sea lions in a shallow cove. Getting up close to these puppies of the sea is a delightful wildlife experience youll never forget.Add to wishlist
7 Follow the Seafood Trail
Follow the Seafood Trail
Follow the self-drive trail along the coast from Whyalla to Ceduna for tastings and tours at tuna and oyster farms, while taking in the spectacular coastal scenery.Add to wishlist
8 Snorkel with cuttlefish
Snorkel with cuttlefish
The giant cuttlefish spawn off the coast of Whyalla between May and August and catching a glimpse with a snorkel and mask is a rare treat. Watch as these chameleons of the sea change colour and texture to blend into their environment.Add to wishlist
9 Whale watching
The Head of Bight is one of the best places to see southern right whales from the land, as they arrive in great numbers in the winter breeding season. Watch the whales play with their young calves beneath these spectacular cliffs that drop directly into the sea below.Add to wishlist
10 Mikkira Station
Located 30kms from Port Lincoln, Mikkira Station is a hidden gem when it comes to seeing Australia's favourite animal in it's natural habitat. The koalas live in low-growing Eucalyptus trees making viewing them easy. A must vist!Add to wishlist
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.
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.
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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