The Eyre Peninsula is Australia’s major seafood hub. More than 65 per cent of the state’s seafood comes from these waters, including green-lipped abalone, scallops, prawns, oysters and tuna, which you can enjoy at the region’s many seafood restaurants. It’s also a place of extreme natural beauty, with a multitude of landscapes and outdoor adventure on offer. Swim with dolphins and sea lions, cage dive with great white sharks or take an intimate whale watching tour.
How to get to there
The Eyre Peninsula covers five regions, stretching from the city of Port Lincoln on the Lower Eyre Peninsula, to the city of Whyalla in the Eastern Eyre Peninsula, to the Gawler Ranges in the north, to Streaky Bay and Ceduna on the west coast and the edge of the Nullarbor Plain. Whyalla is 328 kilometres (203 miles) or about a 4 1/2 hour drive from Adelaide. It’s six hours or 648 kilometres (402 miles) from Adelaide to Port Lincoln. Regional Express and QantasLink have regular flights from Adelaide to Port Lincoln, Whyalla and Ceduna.
Exploring the Eyre Peninsula by car is the perfect way to get around. The roads are mostly sealed and are suitable for standard cars. If you are taking a four-wheel drive (4WD), the off-road tracks offer spectacular views. The Eyre Peninsula has a host of quality tour operators who’ll be more than happy to help arrange your travel and guide you on your journey around the Eyre Peninsula – they’ll also be sure to let you in on local secret spots to highlight the best the Eyre Peninsula has to offer.
Make sure to check out the National Public Toilet Map when you’re planning your trip.
There are three all access wheelchairs and beach matting have been purchased to improve access to the beach at Whyalla. Details about using the mats are still being confirmed, read more about beach access in Whyalla.
The Eyre Peninsula is known as the Seafood Frontier, so it’s no wonder that a strong influence of seafood extends to the region’s events. The annual Tunarama Festival on the Australia Day long weekend, Eyre Peninsula Farmers’ and Fishermans’ Markets and the Oysterfest in October are prime examples. If sport is more your thing, try your hand at one of the winter fishing competitions. Spend a day at one of the regional race days at Port Lincoln, Cleve or Streaky Bay. Join in at one of the country show days or New Year celebrations. See here for a list of Major Events throughout the year.