A 1,500 million year old landscape
South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula is renowned for its pristine coastline, close-up animal encounters, and has rightly named itself ‘Australia’s Seafood Frontier’; boasting mouth-watering, fresh and succulent seafood. Look a little deeper and you’ll also find stunning, rugged landscapes etched across the ancient land.
This spectacular area attracts international and national visitors for its impressive formations, formed millions of years ago by volcanic activity; its stunning brilliant white salt lakes; and its diverse range of flora and fauna, including 140 species of bird, Southern Hairy-nosed wombats, pygmy possums, hopping mice and Yellow-footed Rock Wallabies.
Gawler Ranges, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia
Once you’ve devoured Eyre Peninsula’s seafood take a turn inland and discover one of South Australia’s natural wonders, the Gawler Ranges.
Ruggedness and natural beauty is all part of the charm
You can gain a sneak peek at this untouched wilderness with a one-day journey but an extended adventure will allow you to fully take in, and understand, the beauty of this ancient landscape. Discover the Gawler Ranges at your own pace, with permits and station permissions, or hop aboard a planned tour.
Join a Gawler Ranges Wilderness Safari to discover roads less travelled and an array of outback contrasts. ‘Glamp’ in their safari tents or jump aboard the Swagon, an old horse drawn wagon converted into a platform for sleeping under the stars. Mt Ive Station, in the heart of the Gawler Ranges and part of Station Stays, offers private access to the stunning, crystal salt bed of Lake Gairdner at its northern boundary.
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Things to do
Here are some great ideas for you to try while you’re in the area.
There are plenty of events on in the Eyre Peninsula. Here are some ideas you might like.