Summer is for cruising up the coast, relaxing by serene beaches and tasting some of the seafood that SA is world-renowned for. Of course, we are talking about a visit to Eyre Peninsula; where you can not only enjoy all of these simple pleasures, but experience a vast range of activities. Take a look at our top four experiences below…
Down by the Coast
During summer, Fowlers Bay is the perfect place sett yourself up by the beach and catch a bite! From mulloway to whiting and garfish there’s fish aplenty. Fancy some dolphin spotting? Head to the boat ramp at the Whyalla Marina, or – if you want to get up close and personal – hire a paddle board or kayak.
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Small it may be, but Eyre Peninsula’s wine scene is blossoming. The coastal, Mediterranean climate lends itself beautifully to producing full-bodied reds, but also some impressive riesling and chardonnay. Boston Bay Wines and Lincoln Estate Wines both offer cellar door tastings, while Peter Teakle’s Estate riesling is exclusively reserved for the onsite restaurant The Line & Label.
Tour the Town
While you’re visiting Eyre Peninsula, you can’t go past a day in Port Lincoln. This thriving country town has stunning ocean views, unbeatable dining and wine tasting as well as activities ranging from golf to cage diving with Great White sharks. A number of operators offer a diverse range of tours from Port Lincoln including fishing charters, wildlife and nature tours. The opportunities are endless.
Less than a 30 minute drive from Port Lincoln is the tiny town of Koppio originally settled by European pioneers in the 19th century. Today, the Koppio Smithy Museum houses a collection of early colonial buildings and artefacts. For a more rugged historic experience; head to Mount Ive, a working sheep station rich with historical buildings and landmarks.