Baird Bay, Eyre Peninsula

Eyre Peninsula

The Eyre Peninsula offers stunning coastal and outback landscapes. It produces some of the best seafood and unique aquatic experiences in the world such as swimming with playful wild sea lions and cage diving with sharks.


The Eyre Peninsula stretches 1000 kilometres (621 miles) from Whyalla in the east to the West Australian border. The landscape ranges from a beautiful coastline and dramatic Bunda Cliffs at Head of Bight to vast desert plains and a hinterland of golden grain.

Four wheel drive (4WD) touring is a popular way to experience close encounters with kangaroos, emus, wombats, soaring eagles and rare native species in the wilderness areas of the Gawler Ranges, famous for rugged rock formations, red soil and distinctive crevices, etched deep into the land. Port Lincoln is a booming fishing and aquaculture hub. From sailing to swimming with sea lions and diving with great white sharks, Port Lincoln has something for everyone. The Eyre Peninsula is renowned for its seafood smorgasboard, with shellfish, oysters, abalone and more on offer.

Chinta Air, Eyre Peninsula

Best way to Travel

Regional Express operate flights to Port Lincoln and Ceduna and QantasLink operate flights to Port Lincoln and Whyalla from Adelaide. A drive from Adelaide to Port Lincoln would take approximately 7 hours. We do recommend visitors join one of the organised tours on offer either departing Adelaide or Port Lincoln. A self-drive trail called the Seafood Frontier provides a gastronomic journey along the coastline to allow visitors to experience the best of Eyre Peninsula.

Must See & Do

Driving the Eyre Peninsula

Beer Garden Brewing in Port Lincoln is an independently owned and operated regional craft brewery that has quickly gained a reputation for brewing some of Australia’s most highly regarded, award winning beers on premises using local grains.

Brewery tours are offered by one of their three knowledgeable brewers so you can enjoy the tastes and aromas of craft brewing from the raw materials through to the finished product with an explanation of styles and tasting notes. 

The Eyre Peninsula is Australia's Seafood Frontier and the place for fishing fanatics offering everything from jetty and beach fishing to deep sea charters. The pristine waters produce quality seafood with catches including blue fin tuna, snapper, kingfish, King George whiting, garfish, blue swimmer crabs and squid. 

Fred's Marina Cruises offers a a comprehensive tour through the waterways of the Lincoln Cove Marina, on board a unique electric canal cruiser. Hear about the rich history of Port Lincoln’s fishing industry including the hardship, misfortune and then success on this quiet eco-friendly cruise.

Coffin Bay and Lincoln National Parks at the southern tip of the Eyre Peninsula offer long stretches of striking limestone cliffs and beautiful secluded beaches. Gawler Ranges National Park is famous for its rugged rock formations, red soil and distinctive crevices, etched deep into the land. 

The Seafood Frontier is a self-drive touring route from Whyalla to Fowler's Bay and the ultimate seafood safari.  Follow the stunning coastline to swim with sea lions, cage dive with great white sharks, visit oyster farms and fish processors, take a deep sea fishing charter and dine on fresh seafood.

Take a guided Seafood Tasting and Factory Tour at The Fresh Fish Place in Port Lincoln. Go behind the scenes to learn about the the Eyre Peninsula’s seafood industry. This is a great new facility that brings together the culinary profession and seafood marketers.

The migration of the southern right whale brings beauty and majesty to South Australia's coastline each year. The high cliff line at Head of Bight in the Far West Coast Marine Park provides fantastic views for whale watchers, and boardwalks are available to take visitors to two main viewing areas (May to October).

There are five well-established vineyards around Port Lincoln and although the wine industry is still small the wines produced here are of great flavour and intensity. Boston Bay Wines (Australia's closest vineyard to the sea) and Lincoln Estate Wines are worth a visit and you can sample wines at local cafes and restaurants.