Eyre Peninsula - Getting Here and Around

Drive or fly

Getting to the Eyre Peninsula is easy. Fly, drive, take a ferry, jump on a coach or catch a train.

Driving in Coffin Bay National Park, South Australia

The trip from Adelaide to Port Lincoln is beautiful. Take Highway One to Port Augusta, with the Spencer Gulf on your left and the Flinders Ranges’ purple hues to your right. Travel around the Spencer Gulf and down into the Eyre Peninsula.

By road

The Middleback Ranges will appear to the right, as you travel through Whyalla, Cowell, Tumby Bay and arrive at Port Lincoln. The Premier Stateliner coach service will take you the same way.

If you’re headed towards the beautiful surfing beaches on the Eyre Peninsula’s far west, it will go across the top of the peninsula, through the sheep and wheat towns of Kimba, Kyancutta and Wudinna to Ceduna.

You can also take the 'scenic' route along the coastline, heading down from Whyalla, past Tumby Bay to Port Lincoln. Then up again on the other side past Elliston, Streaky Bay and finishing up in Ceduna. 

A great way to experience the region is by following the six-day Eyre Peninsula Seafood Trail self drive itinerary, from Adelaide to Ceduna.

By air

If you’re in a hurry, you can travel by air. A short flight from Adelaide (short means short; you’ll just have enough time for an in-flight cup of coffee and a biscuit before you start your descent) will take you to Port Lincoln Airport, Whyalla or Ceduna, where car hire, including four wheel drives (4WD), is available.

By rail

If you love trains, hop on the Ghan from Adelaide to Port Augusta to pick up a hire car. Travel on the Indian Pacific (the train that runs from Perth to Sydney) and you will stop over at Port Augusta.

There’s also a host of tour operators who will arrange your travel and some of the best experiences you’ll ever have.

By bike

Some people choose to cycle around the Eyre Peninsula. It’s well worth doing to get a good feel for the place. Be prepared. Carry spare parts, as much water as you can carry and bright clothing. Bike SA is a good place to go for more advice.

Travelling between the Yorke Peninsula and Eyre Peninsula

If you want to travel between the Yorke Peninsula and Eyre Peninsula, take the ferry. Sea SA's Aurora V passenger ferry takes just over two hours to cross the Spencer Gulf. Hop on at Wallaroo on the Yorke Peninsula or Lucky Bay (near Cowell) on the Eyre Peninsula.

Travel with or without your car. Bikes are also permitted. Enjoy food on-board from the café and movies on the plasma screen.

It's a great way to relax and see the Spencer Gulf.

Things to do

Here are some great ideas for you to try while you’re in the area.

What's on in SA

There are plenty of events on in South Australia. Here are some ideas to get you started.

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