18 Oct 2021
Outback roads High river flows

Explore Australia's Seafood Frontier on the Eyre Peninsula and follow the stunning coastline on a seafood safari.

Road trip through the Eyre Peninsula's oceanic utopia and get closer to nature. Stop to swim with sea lions or encounter great white sharks on a truly unique South Australian cage diving experience, or wander along pristine beaches where the waters are literally teeming with seafood. Download the Seafood Frontier road trip map and enjoy a safari of some of the freshest and most sumptuous seafood on offer, from the multi-million dollar tuna industry in Port Lincoln to plucking oysters straight from the sea in Coffin Bay. Here's our guide to the best things to see and do between Streaky Bay and Head of Bight along the Seafood Frontier road trip. If you are looking to extend your journey, check out our road trip guides for Whyalla to Port Lincoln and Port Lincoln to Streaky Bay. 


Pink lake and cactus beach 

Lake MacDonnell
Lake MacDonnell

Continue up the coast and discover the jaw-dropping magenta waters of one of South Australia’s most photographed pink lakes. Mother Nature’s full palette is on show at the Eyre Peninsula’s Lake MacDonnell with a super high salt concentration, resulting in some seriously intense pink colours. Afterwards, head down the road to the township of Penong towards Cactus Beach. This oceanic wonderland is a mecca for surfers from around the world on a pilgrimage, in search of the best waves.

Whale watching in Fowlers Bay

southern right whales
southern right whales

Between July to September each year Fowlers Bay and Head of Bight light up with the magical presence of the southern right whale. Jump on board with EP cruises for up close interactions with these 90 tonne giants, as well as humpback whales, bottlenose and common dolphins, Australian sea lions and long nosed fur seals.

See the Head of Bight 

Head of Bight
Head of Bight

The Nullarbor is one of the most significant nursery grounds for the southern right whale globally and at the height of the whale season up to 100 whales can be spotted in the waters off Head of Bight at any one time. Park at the Head of Bight Whale Watching Centre and follow the cliff-top boardwalk to a viewing platform from where migrating whales can be seen in the deep blue waters below.


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