There are 2000 kilometres of coastline to explore on Eyre Peninsula. Rarely will there be another boat bobbing on the best patch, tourists blocking your camera lens or even footprints in the sand. It’s a tranquil coastal holiday destination.
Watch Southern Right whales play with their young beneath cliffs at the Head of Bight during winter. Jump in and swim with dolphins and sea lions at tranquil Baird Bay. Dive with the fluorescent cuttlefish at Whyalla.
Get a sense of time and space on the drive across the Nullarbor Plain. Stretch out under a billion stars in camping spots along Eyre Peninsula’s coast. You’ll find wildlife everywhere, especially in the Gawler Ranges. Start the World’s Longest Golf Course at Ceduna.
Buy seafood straight from the factory or the fisherman. Take the Seafood and Aquaculture Trail to get a look behind the scenes of the seafood industry. Listen to your own line sing, as a salmon takes the bait in pounding surf. Hike across dazzling dunes or stroll along the water’s edge in search of delicate seashells.
See the volcanic monoliths and stark salt lakes of the Gawler Ranges, a hinterland of golden grain and vast desert plains extending right up to the outback.
Talk to the Animals at Baird Bay. Play with sea lions and dolphins on the swimming experience of a lifetime in the pristine waters of Baird Bay.
Time your journey to coincide with one of many quirky Eyre Peninsula events. See thousands of oysters shucked at the Ceduna Oyster Festival in October. Toss a tuna at Port Lincoln’s Tunarama Festival in January. Go off the rails at the Kalamazoo Classic in Cummins each April. Wander around a country show, punt at a race meeting or cheer on a team at a sports carnival.
Surf’s Up. Hang ten at legendary Cactus Beach on Eyre Peninsula. These surf breaks aren’t for the faint-hearted, so inexperienced riders might do well to catch the action from the beach. Pitch a tent at a campsite nearby and enjoy the waves.