exploring the

Eyre Peninsula

Embark on the ultimate seafood safari in the Eyre Peninsula. Taste world-famous Coffin Bay Oysters fresh from the farm and the pristine waters that surround the peninsula, or in one of the region’s many seafood restaurants along with abalone, scallops, prawns and tuna.

 

The main towns in the Eyre Peninsula to explore are Port Lincoln in the south, Whyalla and Port Augusta in the northeast and Ceduna in the northwest.

 

Blessed with natural beauty Eyre Peninsula features rugged landscapes and beautiful coastline. In addition to abundant seafood, outdoor adventure abounds with the opportunity to get up close to marine life by swimming with dolphins, sea lions and cage diving with great white sharks or take a whale watching tour.

 

South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula is the oyster capital of Australia and so much more with stunning white sandy beaches, crystal clear waterways and an abundance of wildlife, Eyre Peninsula is a nature lovers’ paradise.

Getting to Eyre Peninsula

Eyre Peninsula is a comfortable four-hour drive from Adelaide to Port Augusta. Eyre Peninsula has three regional airports, located in Whyalla, Port Lincoln and Ceduna, serviced daily by Regional Express and Qantaslink. Coach services are also available between Adelaide and Whyalla, Port Lincoln and Ceduna.

Top Things to do in the Eyre Peninsula

Whale Watching

Every year, enormous southern right whales migrate to the South Australian coast between June and early October. They come to the Eyre Peninsula from the Southern Ocean for the warmer waters to calve. You’ll see whales in Encounter Bay and from whale watching platforms along the Head of the Bight looking out to the Far West Coast Marine Park or join a whale watching tour.

National Parks and Lookouts

Discover beautiful beaches and picturesque coastal settings from Eyre Peninsula’s national parks and lookouts. Coffin Bay National Park is known for its remote coastal scenery ideal for boating, fishing, sailing and water sports. Head to Golden Island Lookout for spectacular island views, Yangie Bay and Almonta Beach for cliff-top vistas and ocean surf. Lincoln National Park overlooks Boston Bay, with granite headlands and sheltered bays ideal for boating and fishing plus there are designated campgrounds with easy access to beaches.

Beaches

With more than 2000km of coastline on the Eyre Peninsula, you’re bound to find a beach to relax at and enjoy fun in the sun. A favourite with locals is Venus Bay; with shallow, calm waters it’s a family friendly spot alongside the town jetty for a tranquil swim and dolphin spotting. Fishery Bay is popular with surfers and as these uncrowded beaches are generally unpatrolled, take care and observe surf safety instructions.

Best Places to Stay in the Eyre Peninsula

Whether you’re planning a family holiday or couples getaway you’ll find the perfect Eyre Peninsula accommodation to suit your style and budget. From Eyre Peninsula caravan parks, motels, hotels to luxury holiday houses with spectacular ocean views, there’s plenty of choice available to help decide where to stay on the Eyre Peninsula.

Luxury Accommodation

Amongst the wild landscape of the Eyre Peninsula, there is still plenty of luxury accommodation to be found. Camel Beach House is an off-the-grid, ocean view property where you can experience absolute privacy and seclusion amongst the pristine coastal wilderness. Perlubie Sea offers luxury and sustainable villas overlooking Perlubie Beach near Streaky Bay ideal for a coastal cool getaway.

Hotels

There are plenty of hotels located in the Eyre Peninsula providing a comfortable and affordable stay in the region. Port Lincoln Hotel is a plush, modern hotel on the foreshore of Boston Bay offering panoramic ocean views and is a fine place to unwind. Ceduna Foreshore Hotel located on the Ceduna beachfront offers a comfortable stay for business or leisure.

Motels

Eyre Peninsula has a swag of budget motels providing cheap accommodation for travellers. Limani Port Lincoln offers comfortable rooms with sea views. In Whyalla, the Alexander Motel offers renovated rooms with free wifi ideal for business travellers.

Where to eat in the Eyre Peninsula

Naturally, fresh local seafood is on the menu in the oyster capital of Australia! Venture to 1802 Oyster Bar for an array of oyster and seafood dishes, overlooking the pristine waters of Coffin Bay.

 

Del Giorno’s Café Restaurant also specialises in fresh local seafood with a modern Australian menu popular with visitors and locals.

Tours and Packages Eyre Peninsula

Embark on a self-driving tour of Eyre Peninsula on the Seafood Frontier Touring Route Journey from Whyalla to Ceduna tasting local seafood and award-winning wines for the tastiest road tip in South Australia.

 

Alternatively, spend a leisurely day with local fisherman on a Coffin Bay Oyster farm tour tasting oysters plucked straight from the sea. Make a splash and swim with sea lions and cage dive with sharks with Adventure Bay Charters.