06 May 2020

Welcome to the Eyre Peninsula, home to Greenly Beach and the Talia Caves.

Welcome to a land rich with succulent seafood, boasting abundant wildlife and blessed with natural beauty. Swim with sea lions and sharks, devour world-famous seafood and take-in jaw-dropping views with the help of our three-day Eyre Peninsula itinerary.

Day One

Arrive in Port Lincoln

From Adelaide, take to the sky with REX or Qantas and you’ll touch down in the seaside town of Port Lincoln within 50 minutes. Check into the Port Lincoln Hotel; a perfect base for Eyre exploration. Boasting majestic ocean views of Boston Bay and the township of Port Lincoln, the hotel has 111 rooms ranging from the affordable Town View to the Deluxe Spa Suite featuring king beds, private balconies and gigantic spa baths. 

SPEND THE DAY LOUNGING AT GREENLY AND FARM BEACH

Farm Beach, Eyre Peninsula
Farm Beach, Eyre Peninsula

Known for its #instafamous rock pools, Greenly Beach is a stunning swimming and surfing spot, just an hour's drive away from Port Lincoln. Chill out rockpool-side with a freshly shucked oyster in one hand and glass of famed local wine in the other. Driving home to Port Lincoln, make a quick pit stop at Farm Beach. This is a beautiful stretch of sun, surf and sand with 33 campsites and cracking coastal views.

Day two

SWIM WITH SEA LIONS AT BAIRD BAY

Baird Bay, Eyre Peninsula
Baird Bay, Eyre Peninsula

Rise and shine, then head to Baird Bay for an epic Dolphin and Sea Lion Swimming Tour. Squeeze into a wet suit, slap on a snorkel spend the morning meeting and greeting playful sea lions and lightning-fast dolphins in crystal-clear Eyre Peninsula waters. The more active you are, the more they’ll want to play. Dive, roll and race till your heart’s content.

If time is an issue, you can head back to Port Lincoln for a sea lion swimming tour with Adventure Bay Charters or Calypso Star Charters. The more daring can come face-to-tooth with great white sharks on an Adventure Bay Charters or Calypso Star Charters shark cage diving tour, also departing from Port Lincoln.

EXPLORE THE FAMED TALIA CAVES

Talia Caves, Eyre Peninsula
Talia Caves, Eyre Peninsula

Just an hour and a half's drive from Baird Bay lie the monumental Talia Caves. Peer out at the wild ocean from the Woolshed Cave: a huge cavern set deep in a granite cliff, formed by pounding waves over thousands of years. Just steps away lies The Tub: a large crater, connected to the sea by an underground tunnel. Venture further and you'll encounter dramatic cliffs that offer some seriously amazing views to the south along Talia Beach. 

Dine on world-famous Eyre Peninsula seafood and sip local brews

You won't have to travel far for decadent dinner. Smack-bang in the centre of Port Lincoln lies Del Giorno’s, the creation of local chef  Kris Bunder and his wife Brenda, who share the dream of serving Australia’s best seafood to Port Lincoln locals. Must-devour dishes include their unsurpassed bluefin tuna, abalone salad, king fish ceviche and devilled scallops.

If you'd rather grab and go, pop into Port Lincoln's Fresh Fish Place, where you can pick-up some famously fresh seafood and cook-up a feast at home. Stop-by Beer Garden Brewing and pick-up a pack of locally-made craft beer or cider to wash it down with.

Day three

SPEND THE DAY BEACH-HOPPING

Almonta Beach, Coffin Bay National Park
Almonta Beach, Coffin Bay National Park

The Eyre Peninsula's seemingly-endless coast boasts crystal clear waters, snow-white sands and dense bush. From epic surfing swells to secluded coves, there are literally hundreds of spots to set-up beach tent and towel. Our top picks include Almonta Beach, Fishery Bay, Memory Cove and Coffin Bay National Park.

TASTE SOME OF THE WORLD'S BEST OYSTERS AT COFFIN BAY

Coffin Bay, Eyre Peninsula
Coffin Bay, Eyre Peninsula

Pull-up in Coffin Bay, jump on-board an oyster boat, then chug out to the beautiful waters of Coffin Bay National Park on a Pure Coffin Bay Oyster Farm Tour. Take-in the Eyre Peninsula's truly unique coastal scenery as you cruise 16 kilometres to the oyster lease, local wine and freshly shucked oysters at the ready. Learn about owners Chris and Linda Hanks' thriving oyster business, see how oysters are grown, pick up some tricks of the trade, then devour what are arguably the best oysters in the world, plucked straight from the sea by the farmer himself.

If you'd rather stay on land, you can dig into world-famous Eyre Peninsula oysters and local wine at Oyster Farm Tours, right on the foreshore. 

Linger longer

Three days is just enough time to sink your teeth into in the Eyre Peninsula, but there's so much more to explore. Check out our things to do in the Eyre Peninsula below and extend your stay. 

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