You'll find the freshest seafood on the Eyre Peninsula. Try oysters accompanied by local wine overlooking the water.
The finest seafood
Known as the Seafood Frontier, the Eyre Peninsula has some of the freshest and tastiest seafood in the whole of the country. Pair it with some local wine and your holiday is off to a good start.
Indulge in some of the world's best oysters, plucked straight from the waters off Coffin Bay.
Surf and turf
Discover the region through its food – seafood that is – on the Eyre Peninsula's Seafood Trail. See, taste and buy fresh seafood straight from the suppliers or treat your taste buds to a dining experience like no other.
The abalone on your plate is harvested from Streaky Bay, only hours before you eat it. The tuna and whiting are fresh from Boston Bay and don't forget the famous Coffin Bay oysters. You'll be guaranteed the freshest blue swimmer crabs, prawns, rock lobster and oysters.
You'll also find other goodies on the Eyre Peninsula aside from seafood, such as olives and olive oil, chocolate fudge, dried fruits, chocolate-covered olives and pork.
And wine, of course
In the 1800s, French explorer, Nicholas Baudin, originally named part of the Eyre Peninsula Port du Champagny, after realising the climate would be suited to wine growing. It took a little while for others to realise the potential but the local industry is coming of age.
Taste wine while looking out over the sparkling blue waters of Port Lincoln’s Boston Bay. The wine comes from the vines planted around the bottom of the Eyre Peninsula, producing Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and many other varieties.
Delacolline Estate has been producing wines since 1991, after the first vines were planted in 1984.
Red varieties are the focus at Glen-Forest Tourist Park, which has dedicated 60 acres to vines, producing Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz. While still a young wine industry in comparison to some of South Australia's other regions, it is fast earning a name for itself.
Something a little different
Don’t miss the Eyre Peninsula Farmers and Fishermans Markets. Held across the region throughout the year, you can indulge in dishes prepared by local chefs.
There’s fresh seafood and a selection of wine, jams, relishes, pickles and smallgoods. Finish up with a dessert made from locally grown apricots or quandongs.
Eyre Peninsula Culinary Adventure Guide
There is such a variety of great food and wine produced on the Eyre Peninsula, they've written a book about it. In the Eyre Peninsula Culinary Adventure Guide, discover boutique products, food and wine trails, and where to source the freshest products in the Eyre Peninsula. There's even a seasonality calendar and some tasty recipes for you to try.