2 Night Eyre Coast and Seafood Indulgence
With its blend of red outback plains, glistening salt lakes, spectacular coastline and succulent seafood, the Eyre Peninsula is often the highlight of an extended stay in South Australia. Port Lincoln is the gateway to the peninsula and just a 40 minute flight from Adelaide. Or you can drive yourself via the Clare Valley, stopping in Whyalla to see the famous cuttlefish between May and August.
Starting in Port Lincoln, spend your day swimming with creatures of the deep. Experience the thrill of swimming with large, fast and very valuable bluefin tuna, sea lions or dolphins. Or get your adrenalin pumping on a close encounter with a great white shark - from the safety of your dive cage! For something more sedate, taste your way around the self-drive Seafood Trail. Get a closer look into the seafood industry on one of the tours listed on the trail, and visit some of the award winning restaurants recommended along the way. If you prefer to sit back and relax, then choose one of Southern Blue Touring’s fantastic guided tours around the region. Overnight at Port Lincoln.
Drive to Coffin Bay National Park, which offers some of the most spectacular coastal scenery in South Australia. Stop at Mikkira Station on the way to see koalas in the wild at this very special location. Ranging from ancient granite, limestone and sandstone cliffs to long beaches bordered by white sand dunes, Coffin Bay National Park features windswept beaches and calmer, sheltered waters off Yangie and Coffin Bay. Explore the coast on foot along one of the many walking trails, keeping an eye out for kangaroos, emus and goannas. Bird watchers may catch a glimpse of a sea eagle, or the migratory birds that visit each summer. Overnight at Port Lincoln
Our SA Expert’s Top Tip
“For a truly different holiday experience, extend your stay on the Peninsula and join a Gawler Ranges Wilderness Safari. Staying in a luxury tent, you can experience swimming with sealions, the brilliant glare of the glistening salt lakes, the rich history of the outback, soaring eagles, proud emus and the cautious goanna. It will definitely be a holiday you’ll remember.”