The Eyre Peninsula: explore rugged coastlines and feast on fresh seafood

Discover the ultimate seafood safari on the Eyre Peninsula, home of Australia’s tuna industry and other exotic seafood delicacies.

Take a road trip along the Eyre Peninsula, from Whyalla in the east to Ceduna in the west, and enjoy some of the freshest and most sumptuous seafood you’ve ever eaten.

There are loads of activities and sights to see on your trip. Take a snorkel or scuba dive in the protected waters of Whyalla to come face-to-face with the chameleons of the sea, the Giant Australian Cuttlefish, which changes colour right before your eyes. The marina at Whyalla is home to a friendly pod of local dolphins, which provide what is fast-becoming one of Australia’s best dolphin experiences for tourists.

Catch blue crabs

Stop at Cowell on the Franklin Harbour and drop a net from the town jetty to catch succulent, big, blue crabs. For more of an adventure, hire a kayak or boat to catch an array of seafood. Learn about aquaculture at the Arno Bay Clean Seas Experience. Make sure to enjoy a dozen of the local oysters with a chilled glass of wine or beer.

Feast on oysters

Fresh raw oysters

At Tumby Bay, take a fishing charter and try to catch the famous, and very tasty, King George whiting. Port Lincoln provides the opportunity to swim with sea lions or go shark cage diving. Explore and camp in Lincoln National Park and stock up on freshly-caught seafood at The Fresh Fish Place. Eat like a king at the Port Lincoln Hotel with the one-kilogram Oyster Challenge and see where the oysters are sourced from in the idyllic holiday town of Coffin Bay.

Salmon fish from the beach

Couple fishing at Hallett Cove beach at sunset

At 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. Follow the Great Ocean Tourist Drive and view the clifftop art trail to Elliston. Swim with sea lions in Baird Bay and get up close with these playful puppies of the ocean.

Spot some whales

When you reach Ceduna you can marvel at Murphy’s Haystacks and then devour Smoky Bay oysters straight from the sea. Ceduna is also a great base to explore the rest of the far west coast, across to Head of Bight and the Nullarbor. If you visit from June to October you’ll also enjoy spotting Southern Right and Humpback whales frolicking in the ocean from special viewing platforms at Head of Bight.

Discover South Australia on a road trip with RACQ Travel or contact one of our knowledgable travel consultants on 1300 096 166. There’s so much to discover.