The Eyre Peninsula is Australia's Seafood Frontier. There is plenty to do; cage dive with sharks, swim with sea lions and eat one-kilogram oysters!
Live life to the fullest
Surf the breaks at world famous Cactus Beach or let the kids frolic, explore and run on the shores of Spencer Gulf. Enjoy the stunning views of Boston Bay as you eat crayfish, Coffin Bay oysters and sample local wine.
Set-off on an outback safari and camp in the Gawler Ranges – a 1.5 billion-year-old geological wonder unmatched anywhere else in the world.
The Eyre Peninsula is the place for aquatic adventures - above and below the water's surface.
A watery playground
You can test your nerve and come face-to-face with one of the ocean's greatest predators, the great white shark. The only thing between you and the shark is a steel cage.
If shark cage diving isn't your thing, you could dive with giant cuttlefish, or swim with sea lions. There is an ocean experience for everyone on the Eyre Peninsula.
Winter brings whales to watch
Watch majestic whales as they migrate along the coast. Stand on the Head of Bight viewing platform and watch these incredible mammals as they frolic in the ocean.
Every year, between June and October, whales journey from Antarctica to the warmer waters off South Australia's coast to give birth. In the middle of the season, usually around August, bull whales arrive to try and attract a mate. There are some spectacular sights to behold as they breach and slap their tails on the surface.
Although whales have been protected in our waters since 1935, they still remain endangered. Fowlers Bay was once the site of a whaling station. Now it’s a centre for eco-tourism, with operators specialising in whale watching experiences and daily boat cruises. Further west from Fowlers Bay is the Head of Bight Interpretive Centre at Nullarbor. Take a scenic flight from the Nullarbor Roadhouse. Flights depart on demand.
As you take in the grand ocean views, you'll hear the crashing waves of the Southern Ocean below and see the towering Bunda Cliffs stretch towards Western Australia. On the other side, white sand dunes lead to the beach.
Get back to nature
Many come to the Eyre Peninsula for the national parks with their huge sand dunes, deserted beaches and rugged bushland. Only 15 vehicles a day are allowed into Memory Cove Wilderness Protection Area, located within Lincoln National Park. If you want to escape from the crowds, this is the place to do it. Gate keys and permits are available at the Port Lincoln Visitor Information Centre.
Experience the red earth of the outback in the Gawler Ranges and walk on land that has been untouched for millions of years. Historic sites include the old Paney Homestead and Pondanna Outstation. The park is also home to some spectacularly massive granite landforms. Must-sees include Turtle Rock, Mount Wudinna and Murphy's Haystacks.
Experience the peace, isolation and wide open spaces of Nullarbor National Park and Regional Reserve.
Experience Australia's seafood frontier
You'll be hard-pressed to find a better bounty of seafood than from the waters off the Eyre Peninsula. The Eyre Peninsula is home to oysters, abalone, King George whiting, prawns, southern rock lobster and blue swimmer crabs.
See, taste and buy seafood straight from the suppliers on Eyre Peninsula's Seafood Trail, or cast a line off a boat or jetty and catch your own dinner. Set up a camp fire, season with a squeeze of lemon and enjoy.