18 Oct 2021

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 along the Seafood Frontier road trip, between Whyalla and Port Lincoln.

 

 

WHYALLA TO PORT LINCOLN

Swim with giant cuttlefish in Whyalla

giant cuttlefish, Whyalla
giant cuttlefish, Whyalla

Set your GPS for Whyalla, where an incredible natural phenomenon puts this historic seaside town on the map. The annual migration of giant Australian cuttlefish between May and August is one of the most spectacular events under the sea and is unique to South Australia.

Admire the silo art in Tumby Bay

Tumby Bay silo art
Tumby Bay silo art

Further down your path is the small seaside town of Tumby Bay, that has been transformed into a living gallery awash with a kaleidoscope of street art. From grain silos to the local motel, the town is a giant canvas adorned with art around every turn.

Go shark cage diving in Port Lincoln 

Shark cage diving
Shark cage diving

Once you have arrived in Port Lincoln, the biggest town along the Eyre Peninsula, dare to delve below the surface on a shark cage diving expedition off the coast. Port Lincoln is the only place in Australia where you can come face-to-face with great whites in their natural environment, thanks to Calypso Star Charters or Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions.

Explore Lincoln National Park

Memory Cove, Lincoln National Park
Memory Cove, Lincoln National Park

From epic surfing swells to secluded coves, there are literally hundreds of spots to set up your beach tent and towel on the Eyre Peninsula, and some of the best spots are a stones throw away from Port Lincoln, in Lincoln National Park. A short 15-minute drive from Port Lincoln, this coastal paradise lies centre-stage to some of the peninsula’s best beaches – including the unforgettable Memory Cove. 

Indulge in local seafood 

1802 Oyster Bar
1802 Oyster Bar

Hungry? Take a seat perched by the seaside and wine and dine in the heart of Australia’s seafood frontier at 1802 Oyster Bar or quench your thirst with a stop off at Beer Garden Brewing.

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