If you are looking for a place to spend some quality time with your family and friends or just to have a break from the busy city life, there is no better place to go to than the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. With its natural wonders and abundance of activities to do there, it’s surely a bucket list worthy destination and might even become one of your favorites.
How To Get There?
It doesn’t matter where you’re from in Australia, there are many means of getting to the Eyre Peninsula. Options include by road, by air, by ferry, or by coach.
If you want to travel by land, you can either drive from Adelaide to Port Augusta. By air, there are three regional airports and two major airlines that service daily flights. And if you have a bit more money and time to spend, you can experience a luxurious ferry ride — the Aurora V — from Yorke. You can also board the Premier Stateliner which offers regular coach services.
Things To Do In Eyre Peninsula
Whether you’re an ocean lover or a true fan of nature and wilderness or simply want to feast on seafood delights, you will have many options to enjoy the Eyre Peninsula.
If you have been dreaming of experiencing real-life interactions with the aquatic creatures of South Australia, your dream can finally come true right here. Port Lincoln offers a variety of touring options: Calypso Star Charters can accommodate your full day of swimming with sea lion and sharks. Bird Bay Ocean Eco Experience offers swimming sessions with sea lions while Goin’ Off Safaris provide swimming with dolphins experience. You can also check Rodney Fox’ shark expedition or simply join the sea tour of Adventure Bay Charters.
Whyalla which is a 4-hour drive from Adelaide is the home to the Australian Giant Cuttlefish. Quite a popular stop, be amazed by their color-changing appearance as they are also known as the chameleons of the sea.
If fishing is more your thing, you can join fishing tours with several fishing charters in Tumba Bay or enjoy the whale watching eco tour in Fowlers Bay.
Not a fan of sea creatures? The Eyre Peninsula also has a variety of nature and wildlife tours. From enjoying alone time with your group by trekking to bird watching, and even building your own safari, the wonderful Port Lincoln can surely satisfy your wildlife adventure.
After treating your eyes to the wonderful nature of the peninsula, tickle your taste buds with the sumptuous seafood culinary available in the region. Some charters offer tours that will bring you to places to feast on the best seafood banquet. Aside from food, the peninsula is also known for its freshly brewed beer and South Australian wines.
Camping Sites In Eyre Peninsula
One of the best ways to truly enjoy the nature is to set up your own tent as there are many camping sites in the peninsula. If you have kids with you, it is best to choose a camping site with playground amenities for them to have fun too. But if you are looking for a more outback type of adventure, then the national parks are for you — the Eyre Peninsula offers a number of options: Lincoln Nation Park, Gawler Ranges National Park, and Coffin Bay National Park.
There are also campgrounds in towns along the Eyre Peninsula by the coast. You can check Shelly Beach Caravan Park, Streaky Bay, Smoky Bay, and Port Neil.