The Seafood Frontier
Spend 4 days following the Eyre Peninsula's stunning coastline on a seafood safari.
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Day 1: Adelaide / Port Lincoln - 650 km, 7 hour drive
Drive to Whyalla via Port Augusta and snorkel or dive to see how the chameleons of the sea, Australian giant cuttleﬁsh, change colour (May to August). 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. Continue on to Cowell well known for its oysters and jade minerals. Drop a net from the town jetty to catch big blue crabs or hire a kayak. Drive on to Tumby Bay a small coastal town with lovely beaches, take a fishing charter and try catching King George whiting before arriving in Port Lincoln.
Stay at: Port Lincoln
Day 2: Port Lincoln
Port Lincoln is home to some of the most unique marine wildlife experiences available. Swim with sea lions or for an adrenalin rush, try cage diving with great white sharks – the only place in Australia that you can see these predators up close from the safety of a cage. A little less fearsome, Lincoln National Park and Coffin Bay National Park feature cliffs, sand dunes, sheltered bays and sandy beaches, both are a short drive from Port Lincoln. Tempt yourself with the one kilogram oyster challenge at one of the local hotels, other fresh seafood available on the plate includes, abalone, blue fin tuna, whiting, mussels, prawns and lobster.
Stay at: Port Lincoln
Day 3: Port Lincoln / Streaky Bay - 293 km, 3 hour drive
Make your way up the west coast to Streaky Bay, 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. Continue passing some spectacular coastal areas such as Venus Bay and Baird Bay where you can swim with sea lions and dolphins. A unique outcrop of granite boulders, known as Murphy’s Haystacks, offer a great photo opportunity. At Streaky Bay you can purchase fresh, local seafood at various locations throughout this very relaxed and idyllic coastal town.
Stay at: Streaky Bay
Day 4: Streaky Bay / Ceduna / Border Village -
Streaky Bay to Ceduna: 110 km, 1 hour 15 minute drive. Ceduna to Border Village: 480 km, 5 hour drive
Drive to Smoky Bay – another oyster growing spot on the Eyre Peninsula. Ceduna is a great base to explore the rest of the far west coast, across to Head of Bight and the Nullarbor. Take a 2-hour 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. Continue on to Western Australia.