One of the least crowded coastal areas in Australia (but also one of its most beautiful), the Eyre Peninsula is a triangular-shaped landmass to the east of the Great Australian Bight. It’s home to magnificent coastal cliffs and pristine beaches, as well as stunning national parks to explore.
Don’t miss a visit to Coffin Bay that is renowned for its superb oysters and a national park of the same name, with hiking and kayaking both popular activities. Or head to Lincoln National Park that occupies the southern tip of the Eyre Peninsula, with secluded beaches that are ideal for swimming and fishing, as well as vast sand dunes.
Port Lincoln is the main hub of the Eyre Peninsula and nicknamed the “Tuna Capital of the World”. It has a rich seafaring heritage that is showcased in the Axel Stenross Maritime Museum, with a large fishing fleet still active today and sourcing some of Australia’s best seafood. Port Lincoln makes a good base for wildlife spotting in the Gawler Ranges and visiting the Memory Cove Wilderness Protection Area or refueling before tackling a desert adventure across the mighty Nullarbor Plain.
Between May and October, southern right whales are known to migrate through the Great Australian Bight Marine Park, with almost guaranteed sightings at numerous spots along the Eyre Peninsula. But it’s cage diving with great white sharks that is the most popular wildlife encounter here! For something different, why not try swimming with the region’s legendary giant tuna as they dart around you within custom-designed platforms.