Skip to content
1 Jan 2018

Follow the Eyre Peninsula's stunning coastline on a seafood safari

A smorgasbord of nature's generosity

The Fresh Fish Place, Port Lincoln, Eyre Peninsula

Discover the ultimate seafood safari on the Eyre Peninsula, from the multi-million dollar tuna industry in Port Lincoln to plucking oysters straight from the sea 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.


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. See where the oysters are sourced from in the idyllic holiday town of Coffin Bay. Don waders and join Oyster Farm Tours Coffin Bay for a hands-on experience or a tasting tour with Pure Coffin Bay Oysters. Try oysters topped with Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir sorbet with a hint of cinnamon at 1802 Oyster Bar and Bistro.

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 Oysterfest 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.