Sunset over sand dunes on the Eyre Peninsula.

Eyre Peninsula

The rich natural bounty of the Eyre Peninsula is spread over 2,000 kilometres of coastline, offering some spectacular holiday experiences.

It’s time for a getaway, and there’s no better place to visit than the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. This stunning region is full of beauty and adventure. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing beach holiday or an epic road trip, this peninsula has something for everyone. Let’s explore the sights and attractions of Eyre Peninsula.

The Eyre Peninsula surrounds the South Australia end of the Nullarbor Plain and cover 2000 kilometres of spectacular coastline, most of it being part of the Great Australian Bight and open to the Southern Ocean. It offers golden beaches, great fishing and dramatic coastal features. This vast region encompasses over 100 spectacular national parks and reserves.

Ceduna and Surrounding Attractions

Ceduna is a great starting point for your journey through the peninsula. This small coastal town has plenty to offer, including some great fishing spots and beautiful beaches. One of its most iconic landmarks is The Old Ceduna Jetty, which was built in 1929 as a coal jetty. Today, it’s a popular spot to fish or just take in the views over the water. Nearby attractions include The Great Australian Bight Marine Park, where you can explore one of Australia’s largest marine parks and learn about its incredible array of sea life; The Gawler Ranges National Park, where you can take in some breath-taking landscapes; and Point Sinclair Coastal Reserve, which offers camping grounds with spectacular views over the ocean.

The Nullarbor Plain

No trip to Eyre Peninsula would be complete without visiting one of its most iconic sites – The Nullarbor Plain. This vast expanse of desert is one of Australia’s most remote areas, but it also offers an incredible array of natural beauty. From underground caves to limestone formations that have been sculpted by wind and water erosion over thousands of years, there are plenty of amazing sights to discover here. Don't forget to check out Bunda Cliffs too – these dramatic limestone cliffs stretch along 60km from Head Of Bight to Eucla – they're truly spectacular!

Stunning Landscapes and Beautiful Beaches

The Eyre Peninsula is home to stunning landscapes that are simply breath-taking. From picturesque beaches to rolling hills, there’s something for everyone here. The coastlines are also filled with vibrant colours from aquamarine waters to golden sands. You can take in all these beautiful views either on foot or by car, depending on your preference.

One of the best spots for outdoor enthusiasts is Coffin Bay National Park which offers camping sites as well as opportunities for bushwalking, fishing and swimming. There are also tons of activities along the coastline such as swimming with dolphins, surfing and kayaking. In short, it’s a great destination for those who love nature and want to get away from it all.

Unique Wildlife Experiences

The Eyre Peninsula is also home to some of Australia’s most unique wildlife experiences. This includes whale watching tours that let you observe these majestic creatures up close and personal. You can also visit Seal Bay Conservation Park where you can witness large colonies of Australian sea lions in their natural habitat. And don’t forget about the penguin colonies at Granite Island - it’s one experience you won't forget!

Tantalizing Food Scene

Finally, no trip would be complete without sampling some of the local food offerings that Eyre Peninsula has to offer! From seafood platters featuring freshly caught fish, prawns and crayfish to wood-fired pizzas made with local produce - there’s something for everyone here! If wine tasting is more your style then fear not - there are numerous wineries dotted around where you can sample some delicious wines from this region too!

Fishing Adventures

Eyre Peninsula is renowned for its fishing opportunities - you'll find some great spots along the coast if you're keen on trying your luck at catching fish like snapper or whiting (just make sure you've got all the right permits). There are also plenty of professional fishing charters available if you'd rather do it with an expert guide who can show you all the best spots around this area! If deep sea fishing isn't quite your thing then why not try out shore fishing instead? You never know what you might catch! x

So if you're looking for an adventure this summer, why not consider visiting Eyre Peninsula? With its stunning landscapes, unique wildlife experiences and tantalizing food scene - it's sure to be an unforgettable experience! Plus, with its relative proximity to Adelaide (just over 4 hours drive away), it's easy enough for anyone looking for a weekend getaway or longer trip down south. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip now and let us know how it goes!



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