Eyre Peninsula Attractions
Live life to the fullest
There are many reasons to visit the Eyre Peninsula and here are just a few. Surf the breaks at world famous Cactus Beach. Feel the warmth of a perfect summer day’s breeze, as you dive into the cool seawater. Let the kids frolic, explore and run on the shores of Spencer Gulf.
Watch the sunlight dance on the waters of Boston Bay as you eat crayfish,
Coffin Bay oysters and sip local wine.
Get back to nature on an outback safari and camp in the Gawler Ranges - a 1.5 billion-year-old geological wonder.
Test your nerve and come face-to-face with one of the ocean's greatest predators, the great white shark. The only thing between you and the shark is a steel cage. Dive with giant cuttlefish, or swim with sea lions.
Winter brings whales to watch
Come whale watching at the edge of the world, from the Head of Bight viewing platform. Jutting out from the mainland, you'll hear the crashing waves of the Southern Ocean below and see the towering Bunda Cliffs stretch towards Western Australia. On the other side, white sand dunes lead to the beach at the other.
Every year, between June and October, whales journey from Antarctica to the warmer waters off South Australia's coast to give birth. In the middle of the season around Augusta, the bull whales arrive try to attract a mate and there are some spectacular sights to behold as they breach and slap their tails on the surface.
Although whales have been protected in our waters since 1935, they still
remain endangered. Fowlers Bay was once the site of a whaling station. Now it’s
a centre for eco-tourism, with operators specialising in whale watching
experiences and daily boat cruises. Further west from Fowlers Bay is the Head of
Bight Interpretive Centre at Nullarbor. Take a scenic flight from the Nullarbor
Roadhouse. Flights depart on demand.
Get back to nature
Many come to the Eyre Peninsula for the national parks with their huge sand dunes, deserted beaches and rugged bushland. Camp and feel like there’s no one else in the world. Only 15 vehicles a day are allowed into Memory Cove Wilderness Protection Area, located within Lincoln National Park. Gate keys and permits are available at the Port Lincoln Visitor Information Centre.
Visit the red earth of the outback, the Gawler Ranges and walk where the land has been undisturbed for millions of years. Historic sites include the old Paney Homestead and Pondanna Outstation. The park is also home to some spectacular and massive granite landforms, among them Turtle Rock, Mount Wudinna and Murphy's
Experience total peace, isolation and wide open spaces of Nullarbor National Park and Regional Reserve.
Experience Australia's seafood frontier
You'll be hard-pressed to find a better bounty of seafood than from the waters off the Eyre Peninsula - home to oysters, abalone, King George whiting, prawns, southern rock lobster and blue swimmer crabs. Paired with wines sourced from the region's three vineyards, your tastebuds will never be the same again.
See, taste and buy seafood straight from the suppliers on Eyre Peninsula's Seafood Trail, or cast a line off a boat or jetty and catch your own dinner. Set up a camp fire, season with a squeeze of lemon and enjoy.
Try new things. Make new memories.
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