Just a little bit scary but a whole lot of fun
From coming face-to-face with the ocean’s most feared predator (in the safety of a shark cage of course) to stuffing your face with a one-kilogram king oyster or swimming with sea lions, the Eyre Peninsula is frontier territory that surprises and delights.
It’s a little bit scary but a whole lot of fun.
Find the magic in something a little bit scary on the Eyre Peninsula.
Explore the wonders that lie beneath the sea - swim with sea lions or
cage-dive with great white sharks. Explore long stretches of pristine beaches or densely
forested national parks. Teach the kids to fish and surf. Feast on the
Experience Australia's seafood frontier
The Eyre Peninsula is Australia’s seafood frontier and is renowned as one of the finest fishing areas in Australia.
The region boasts plentiful and varied catches, and as a result, mouth-watering seafood is certainly on the menu. A tantalising smorgasbord from shellfish to finfish, all gathered from the pristine waters surrounding Eyre Peninsula, is guaranteed to please any seafood connoisseur. Matched with regional wine, it’s pure indulgence.
With seafood being the lifeblood of the region, a visit to Eyre Peninsula wouldn’t be complete without taking part in the distinctive Seafood Trail. Go on an insightful journey along the pristine coastline from Whyalla to Streaky Bay. Watch as bluefin tuna, kingfish, oysters and Murray cod are farmed and processed or take part in one of the available tours.
All aboard for action-packed adventures
Outdoor adventurers visit for big game fishing and four wheel driving (4WD) through wild, untamed landscapes. Wildlife adventures visit for unrivalled aquatic experiences like shark cage diving and swimming with sea lions or dolphins.
Experienced surfers flock to the Eyre Peninsula’s deserted surf beaches to ride the big waves and beach breaks.
Those on a road trip know the Eyre Peninsula is the gateway to the Nullarbor - the treeless plain that stretches more than 720 kilometres to the West Australian border. Explore caves and an amazing coastline. During the winter months, the coastal waters off Head of Bight are home to migrating southern right whales and their calves.
Join a tour
Allow a local guide to show you around the Eyre Peninsula, unlocking the many secrets of this region. They know where to spot the native wildlife, can help you find the freshest seafood and will show you the hidden places which make the Eyre Peninsula special.
Tours range from a couple of hours to several days and cover a range of experiences - boat and fishing charters, underwater adventures, four wheel drive (4WD) safaris and of course, food and wine.
There's a host of tour operators who will gladly arrange your touring and travel arrangements, leaving you with some of the best experiences you’ll ever have.
The wild, wild west
Wild bushland and ancient red landscapes, alongside neat farmland and combed vineyards; the Eyre Peninsula has many different environments.
Camp in complete isolation or enjoy top-class accommodation, only minutes from the wilderness. The Gawler Ranges National Park
At the far north of the peninsula, the Gawler Ranges National Park and
Pinkawillinie Conservation Park will take your breath away. In the evening, the
red landscape and ancient rocks glow in the sunset.
If you're looking for some local advice, stop in at one of the Visitor Information Centres in Port Lincoln, Whyalla, Elliston and Ceduna or any one of the Visitor Information Outlets in some of the smaller towns like Cleve, Coffin Bay, Kimba or Wudinna. You can also find more information on the Explore Eyre Peninsula website.
The Eyre Peninsula, it’s a holiday like no other.
Eat Local SA
Eat Local SA
Do you want to eat like a local on the Eyre Peninsula? It’s all about seafood - tuna, whiting, oysters and fresh abalone. Eat Local is an easy way for you to eat and buy authentic South Australian food. Look for the Eat Local signs or visit Eat Local SA.
Check out the Eyre Peninsula Visitor Guide. It’s full of information on things to see and do, food, wine, fishing and wildlife plus new interactive elements including image slideshows, Twitter feed & videos. It’s a little bit scary but a whole lot of fun.
Download an Eyre Peninsula map to help find your way around when you visit. Follow the coast to amazing beaches and whale lookouts or venture inland to the Gawler Ranges National Park.
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Things to do
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