Take a trip to Eyre Peninsula and it’s easy to see why Kris Bunder calls Port Lincoln home. Kris indulges his passion for great regional produce including the abundance of locally caught seafood at Del Giorno’s – the award-winning restaurant he owns with his wife, Brenda.
And the view’s not bad either. Del Giorno’s, ideally located on Port Lincoln’s foreshore – overlooks Boston Bay, with a statue paying homage to racing icon Makybe Diva just a stone’s throw from the restaurant.
When he’s not at work, Kris contributes his time towards charitable and community initiatives, including being a driving force behind Port Lincoln’s Long Lunch, held annually each May to showcase the range and quality of local food and wine.
Live like a local
A firm favourite of Kris’ is the great selection of adventure activities on Eyre Peninsula. “There is such a fantastic selection to choose from. If you have a full day then shark cage diving is definitely the go. I’ve been twice and it’s one of the best experiences I’ve had. If you’re keen to explore the land, I recommend Goin’ Off Safaris. Owner David “Lunch” Doudle can tailor a trip to show you the best of our great peninsula. His hunting and gathering tour is a favourite of mine which can finish with a home cooked meal using the produce caught during the day. An unforgettable experience!”
When he needs to reconnect with his roots, Kris heads back to his hometown, passing stunning coastline along the way.“ I was born in Streaky Bay, so it’s always my first choice for a relaxed getaway. I’ve spent many holidays exploring the coastline, smooth pools, little islands and Perlubie Beach, to name a few. The Streaky Bay Pub is an icon of Eyre Peninsula and always has a great range
of wines and cold beers to enjoy.”
As a committed foodie, Kris has explored many of the peninsula’s eateries, but it’s a recent addition to the local foodscape that has captured his interest. “Owning a restaurant, my wife Brenda and I don’t get to dine out very often, but when we do we like to mix it up a little. A favourite Line & Label at Peter Teakle Wines. They only serve produce sourced from their own garden or around Eyre Peninsula. You have to try the wasabi king prawns and the braised beef cheeks with black truffle and spiced cauliflower.”
Keen to discover Eyre Peninsula for yourself?
The 2019/2020 Eyre Peninsula Visitor Guide is now available at Visitor Information Centres around the state, or you can read it online here.