7 Incredible Eyre Peninsula Experiences To Have On Your Big Lap

by Rylee Ford

1. Oyster HQ

One of Coffin Bay’s fresher attractions, Oyster HQ offers a unique experience where you can don a pair of waders and walk out to a purpose-built platform to learn about, shuck and sample oysters from a working lease. Finish off the experience with lunch, dinner and cocktails on the deck overlooking pristine Coffin Bay.

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2. Cast A Line

It’s likely become obvious that there is no shortage of fish or fishermen in this area. Whether heading out wide and chasing some deep-sea fish such as Nannygai, Blue Morwong and Tuna or staying within the bays with the family to target fresh King George Whiting, there are many options available for you to get a bit more serious in your pursuit of your own EP seafood catch. Ask around at the local information centres for the latest info on the range of charters specific to each town.

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3. 4WDing

For the adventure seekers, there is no shortage of tracks to explore on the Peninsula. Tackle the dunes from Sleaford to Wanna, journey out to Memory Cove in the Lincoln National Park, or take on the Pt Sir Isaac track in Coffin Bay National Park to access harder to reach spots such as Black Springs, Morgans Landing and Mullalong.

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4. Scenic Drives

If a more relaxed approach to taking in the scenery is your thing, grab a key to Whalers Way to check out the wild and breathtaking cliffs, caves and blowholes of the most southern point of the Eyre Peninsula. Further up the coast you can take the Westall Loop from Streaky Bay for a view of Yanerbie Island, or head out to Point Labatt and be entertained by the resident Sea Lion Colony.

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5. Watersports

There is no shortage of bays and beaches to get your vitamin sea fix on the Eyre Peninsula. One of the best ways to get the most out of the area is to have a go at some of the locals’ favourite activities. Hire a SUP or a surfboard (lessons are also available) or grab your boogie board and ride the waves at one of the local surf beaches. Local tip: watching the sunrise from a stand-up paddleboard on a calm morning is an incredible way to start the day!

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6. Natural Wonders

The rugged terrain of the EP lends itself to some mind-blowing and unique natural wonders. Along the West Coast explore Talia Caves and Murphy’s Haystacks (SA’s answer to the Devil’s Marbles) or head inland to Pildappa Rock just out of Minnipa (you can also find a great camp spot here too!)

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7. Swim With Sea Life

The marine life in this region is abundant. Swim with sealions, dive with giant cuttlefish, splash around with dolphins… and if you’re feeling a little brave, why not cage dive with the some of the ocean’s most fearsome predators; Great White sharks!?

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