The Eyre Peninsula is a popular destination for international travellers as well as interstate visitors, due to its unique experiences on offer including opportunities swim with marine life and unique seafood produce on offer. Explore the expansive coast of the Eyre Peninsula and tick these top 10 things to do off your list as you go.
- Shark Cage Diving at Port Lincoln
For adventure seekers, this is an experience not to miss. A number of operators offer shark cage diving experiences, but if you’re not as game and still want to see them up close you can come on board as a spectator.
- Eat a 1kg King Coffin Bay Oyster at the Port Lincoln Hotel
The Port Lincoln Hotel’s restaurant, Sarins, is the only place in the world that serves the King Coffin Bay Oyster. The King Oyster which weighs 1kg and can grow up to 20cm in size, is farmed for between 4 to 7 years at Coffin Bay Oyster farm. There’s no better place than Eyre Peninsula to enjoy this unique experience!
- Swim with Sea Lions and Dolphins at Baird Bay
Those that are keen for their share of adventure in the water but don’t fancy getting up and personal with sharks can take an interactive tour to mingle with sea lions and dolphins in the clear turquoise waters of Baird Bay.
- Visit the Farmers and Fisherman’s market
It isn’t just all about seafood at Eyre Peninsula. Drop into any of the Farmers or Fisherman’s markets in various locations around the peninsula. You’ll find a great selection of meats, condiments, cakes and smallgoods from producers around the area. It’s a great opportunity to chat to the producers face-to-face!
- Dine on Freshly Caught Abalone at Mocean Café
Mocean Café at Streaky Bay is known for its innovative dishes based around native Australian flavours. It’s also one of the few Australian restaurants to offer abalone on their menu all year round. The restaurant allows you to dine in front of a gorgeous seafront view while you enjoy your delicacies.
- Take a Tasting Tour of the Famous Coffin Bay Oysters
Chat first hand to the farmers of the famous Coffin Bay Oysters. In the tasting tour you’ll be able to take an up-close look at how they are grown, the farming process and all it involves – ending with a taste of the freshly shucked oysters right at the bay.
- Go Whale Watching at Head of Bight
Every year from June to October, Southern Right whales flock to Head of Bight to reproduce and mingle. See these 70 tonne majestic creatures in their natural state before they migrate south.
- Experience Diving with Giant Cuttlefish in Whyalla
Schools of giant cuttlefish collect in the shallow waters near Whyalla. To get in and amongst the action, get on some diving or snorkelling gear and watch up close as they change colour before your eyes.
- Fish from the Shore of Fowlers Bay
If you’re a keen angler don’t forget to look up the top fishing areas around Eyre Peninsula. A great spot for shore-based fishing is Fowlers Bay, where you may be lucky enough to bait giant kingfish, snapper and salmon.
10. Take a seafood cooking class at Port Lincoln Seafood Cooking School
Don’t miss out on the chance to learn from the best seafood chefs using premium fresh produce at The Fresh Fish Place in Port Lincoln.