Follow South Australia’s stunning coastline on a seafood safari, from Whyalla to the state’s far west coast.
A smorgasbord of nature’s generosity
Discover the ultimate seafood safari on the Eyre Peninsula, from the billion-dollar tuna industry in Port Lincoln to an oyster bar in Ceduna. Swim with sea lions and encounter great white sharks off the coast of Eyre Peninsula with a truly unique South Australian cage diving experience. The possibilities are endless.
Download the Seafood Frontier road trip map with suggested stops and enjoy a safari of some of the freshest and most sumptuous seafood on offer.
Abalone freshly plucked from the sea at Memory Cove in Lincoln National Park.
If you love seafood and coastal views, this is the drive for you! Start in Whyalla and spend a night at the Discover Holiday Parks Whyalla in a standard studio cabin. On day two, drive towards Port Lincoln and stay the night at Modra’s Apartments in Tumby Bay for some pure relaxation. Your studio apartment is set among lush gardens, with a boat ramp and fish-cleaning facilities onsite.
The next three nights of your trip will have you based at the nearby Port Lincoln Hotel. Port Lincoln is the “Seafood Capital for Australia” and is a must-do on the Seafood Frontier road trip. On day four, join a tour with Adventure Bay Charters and swim with Australian sea lions. This is definitely one for the bucket list!
The last day of this road trip will have you following the coast up to Ceduna, with stops along the way to to sample this region’s legendary seafood. Stay the night at Ceduna Foreshore Hotel Motel, located near the beach and town centre. Stroll the stunning beaches or hire a rod and try your hand at fishing yourself!
BONUS FOR RAA MEMBERS
: Whalers Way is a 14km stretch of road offering spectacular coastal views around Pt Lincoln. Valued at $30, members booking this package receive FREE entry!
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Seafood Frontier road trip highlights:
Adelaide to Whyalla - 4 hours, 10 minutes.
Snorkel or dive in the protected waters of Whyalla and see how the chameleons of the sea, Australian giant cuttleﬁsh, change colour right before your eyes. Head to Whyalla’s foreshore marina to meet the friendly pod of local dolphins, in what is fast becoming one of Australia’s best places for dolphin interactions.
Whyalla to Cowell - 1 hour, 10 minutes.
Drop a net from the town jetty to catch succulent big blue crabs or hire a kayak or boat to catch and sample an array of the bay’s best seafood. Learn about aquaculture at the Arno Bay Clean Seas Experience.
Arno Bay to Tumby Bay - 46 minutes.
Relax in Tumby Bay or take a fishing charter and try your hand catching King George whiting.
Tumby Bay to Port Lincoln - 40 minutes. Immerse yourself in a world of adventure. Swim with sea lions or go shark cage diving. Explore and camp in Lincoln National Park and stock up on freshly caught seafood at The Fresh Fish Place. Eat like a king at the Port Lincoln Hotel with the 1kg Oyster Challenge and see where the oysters are sourced from in the idyllic holiday town of Coffin Bay.
Port Lincoln to Streaky Bay - 3 hours. There's a 283-step stairway down to Locks Well Beach, which is rated as one of the best salmon fishing beaches in Australia. It's worth the effort. Follow the Great Ocean Tourist Drive and view the clifftop art trail to Elliston. Swim with sea lions in Baird Bay and get up close with these playful puppies of the ocean.
Streaky Bay to Ceduna - 1 hour, 15 minutes. Marvel at Murphy's Haystacks, devour Smoky Bay oysters straight from the sea or at the Oysterfest event held in Ceduna every October. Ceduna is also a great base to explore the rest of the far west coast, across to Head of Bight and the Nullarbor. Take a 2-hour encounter eco-cruise at Fowlers Bay to watch Southern right and Humpback whales frolicking in the ocean (seasonal). From June to October watch large numbers of Southern right whales from special viewing platforms at Head of Bight.
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