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Eyre Peninsula

The combination of aquatic adventure, great beaches and delicious regional fare has made Eyre Peninsula one of Australia’s hottest travel destinations

Stretching from the tip of Spencer Gulf to the edge of the Great Australian Bight, Eyre Peninsula, named after the English explorer Sir Edward John Eyre, is in truth not one destination, but five separate regional experiences bundled together into something quite remarkable.

As the visitor will soon discover, each of the sub-regions (Eastern Eyre, Lower Eyre, West Coast, Far West Coast and Gawler Ranges & Central Eyre) are quite distinct, offering a wide choice of landscapes, food experiences, outdoor adventures and Indigenous connections.

Framed by the Great Australian Bight, Spencer Gulf and the Gawler Ranges, this triangular shaped piece of land includes 2500 kilometres of pristine coastline, rolling farmland, vineyards, historic townships, national parks and ancient geological formations.

Celebrated for its delicious and abundant seafood, Eyre Peninsula is now making a name for itself as the adventure sports capital of South Australia. Cage diving with sharks and swimming with Australian sea lions are the region’s two signature experiences.

You will also find surf fishing, scuba diving, snorkelling, world-class surfing, paddle boarding and off-road touring on the activities menu.

Within the generous borders of the Eyre Peninsula you’ll find the historic city of Whyalla, the ancient topography of the Gawler Ranges, the busy fishing port of Port Lincoln, untouched waterways and coastal fishing villages plus national parks, marine parks and the treeless expanse of the Nullarbor Plain.

Known for its wide open spaces, untouched coastal scenery and ancient granite outcrops, Eyre Peninsula is also one of the best places on the continent to see many Australian species in their natural environment. Giant cuttlefish, Australian sea lions, Bottlenose dolphins, whales, kangaroos, koalas and emus are all found in profusion.

Indeed, Eyre Peninsula is a feast for all the senses. Where else can you dine on freshly harvested Southern Bluefin tuna, oysters, abalone and Southern Rock lobster while tasting local boutique premium wines, olive oil, free-range pork, dried fruit, organic nuts and other delicacies? And there’s more.

With so many restaurants, cafés and traditional Aussie pubs now serving fresh local seafood, regional wines and many artisan products, life on ‘Australia’s seafood frontier’ has never been 4 sweeter. Welcome to paradise.

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Yangie Bay to Long Beach Hike – Coffin Bay National Park

Walking
20km return

Known for its remote coastal scenery, the bays and coastline around the Coffin Bay National Park are ideal for boating, fishing, sailing, scuba diving and windsurfing. You can explore the park’s coastal landscapes of high windswept cliffs and massive dunes, pounding surf beaches and sheltered sandy bays. At the southern end of the park is […]

Walking 7 Hours Intermediate

Bararranna Hike – Arkaroola

Walking
7.0km return

The scenery is always changing along this winding route, as it crosses shaly hills and passes between the high walls of Arkaroola Creek. There is plenty to interest geologists. There are massive Merinjina Tillite deposits from the glaciation which started about 700 million years ago; there is the distinctive wedge shape of Bararranna Hill in […]

Walking 3.5 Hours Intermediate

Sturt River Linear Park

Walking  |  Cycling
13.50km

This shared use trail has been developed across a number of council areas. More information can be found: City of Onkaparinga City of Mitcham City of Marion  

Walking 3.94 Hours Intermediate
Cycling 2.16 Hours Intermediate

The Dutchmans Valley Hike – The Dutchmans Stern Conservation Park

Walking
10.0km return

The Dutchmans Valley Hike (5 hrs return, 10km return) This track takes you west of the Dutchman range to two lookouts with spectacular views down Spencer Gulf and north-west towards Lake Torrens. Follow the Northern Boundary Track for 1.8 km before turning south along the Valley Track. Trail markings end where the Heysen Trail leads […]

Walking 5.0 Hours Intermediate

The Dutchmans Stern Hike – The Dutchmans Stern Conservation Park

Walking
10.5km return

The Dutchmans Stern Hike (5 hrs return, 10.5km loop) Explore the scrubland, gorges and open woodland that this park is known for. The bluff known as the Dutchmans Stern, located 10km north east of Quorn, is a prominent landmark. Home to a host of plants and animals, the Dutchmans Stern Conservation Park has plenty of […]

Walking 5.0 Hours Intermediate
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