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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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Heysen Trail – Full Trail

Walking
1200km

The Heysen Trail is one of the world’s great walking trails and the longest dedicated walking trail in Australia.The 1,200 km trail starts at Cape Jervis and winds along the beaches and sea cliffs of the south coast before passing over rolling hills and rural landscapes of the Fleurieu Peninsula and Mt Lofty Ranges. Beyond […]

Walking 60 Days

Mawson Trail – Full Trail

Cycling  |  Walking
900km

Starting just north of Adelaide and travelling to the Outback town of Blinman in the Flinders Ranges, the Mawson Trail is the ideal option for mountain bikers wanting to travel through South Australia’ s remote rural areas. Close to nine hundred kilometres long, the trail includes little-used country roads, State forest and national park fire […]

Cycling 2.32 Weeks
Walking 3.62 Weeks

River Torrens Linear Park Trail

Walking  |  Cycling
30km

This shared use trail follows 30km of river from Athelstone, following the River Torrens, through to Adelaide CBD, and then to the river mouth at West Beach/Henley Beach. Lined with River Red Gums and reed  beds, the trail is an oasis in the city and suburbs. With numerous playgrounds, picnic spots, duck-feeding spots and toilets […]

Walking 5 Hours
Cycling 3 Hours

Kersbrook Horse Trail

Horse Riding  |  Cycling  |  Walking
29.89km

The Kersbrook Horse Trail is a shared use trail in and around the town of Kersbrook and nearby Forestry SA land. Download map brochure here: Kersbrook Horse PDF The Kersbrook Horse Trail is South Australia’s only continuously looped, officially mapped horse trail. NOTES:  There is one section of the trail that is of higher risk […]

Horse Riding 6.85 Hours
Cycling 4.38 Hours
Walking 6.85 Hours Intermediate

Adelaide’s Underwater Heritage Trail

Scuba Diving
115km

Includes four shipwrecks – the Grecian, Zanoni, Star of Greece and Norma. The shipwrecks are located from Ardrossan, on Yorke Peninsula to Port Willunga on the Fleurieu Peninsula. Underwater plaques are adjacent to each vessel. Divers planning to visit the Zanoni require a permit from Heritage SA as it is situated within a protected zone. […]

Scuba Diving 1 Day Intermediate
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