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    Pocket Guide: Eyre Peninsula

    On South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula, you can enjoy the ocean your way: swim with sea lions, fish from a tinny, surf at secluded beaches, cage dive with sharks or simply chomp some fresh squid at a restaurant. Port Lincoln is the largest town in the Eyre Peninsula, and the seafood capital of Australia, so there’s no need to go hungry. If you need a break from the beach, the Eyre Peninsula also has the other end of the spectrum: dusty ochre-coloured national parks best explored in a 4WD. Book your Eyre Peninsula hotel with us for an earth and sea adventure to remember!

    History

    The Eyre Peninsula has been home to Aboriginal people for thousands of years, and the region has a number of traditional languages. Dutchman Pieter Nuyts was the first European to discover the area in 1627, but it was Matthew Flinders who spent nearly three months charting the coast in 1802. In the process, eight members of his crew drowned at Memory Cove. The region was named after Edward John Eyre, the first explorer to make the journey from Adelaide to Albany, along with his Aboriginal friend Wylie.

    Things to do

    Fancy a swim? Maybe you’d like some sea lions with that? Take a half-day tour to Seal Cove to meet these creatures in their natural habitat. If the seals are too cute for you, jump into a cage and come face to face with Great White sharks. The cage is toughened, but are you tough enough to brave it?

    Surf at west coast beaches like Venus Bay, or make the trek to somewhere a bit more remote like Cactus Beach and Fowlers Bay for a quieter surfing experience. Venus Bay and Locks Well are also excellent spots to fish at.

    Hit Port Lincoln for seafood restaurants, art galleries and museums, or wineries. Visit Whyalla and take a tour of the former mine at Iron Knob, and check out Elliston’s heritage-listed jetty and the impressive ocean views and sculptures from Clifftop Drive.

    Coffin Bay National Park has beaches that are only accessible by 4WD, large sand dunes and coastal cliffs. Gawler Ranges National Park is a different experience: red dirt, rocky gorges, gullies, and rock formations like Organ Pipes, which formed from volcanic activity over 1500 million years ago. Use Ceduna as the last major stop on your journey west to The Nullabor, an almost treeless area of dusty, arid country.

    Dining

    The Southern hemisphere’s largest fishing fleet is based on the Eyre Peninsula, and they’re serious about seafood. There are fish and chip shops with top quality whiting, fancy restaurants with fresh oysters paired with wine and ocean views, and fisherman’s markets where you can get your goods fresh.

    Getting here

    Getting to the Eyre Peninsula is easy. Just book a flight to Port Lincoln to go with your Eyre Peninsula accommodation. And remember your swimmers. Image of Great Australian Bight, Eyre Peninsula, SA. Courtesy of South Australian Tourism Commission.
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    Hotels in Port Lincoln

    The Port Lincoln Hotel - Port Lincoln Hotels
    Rating: 4.0 Stars

    The Port Lincoln Hotel

    1 Lincoln Highway, Port Lincoln - Map
     
     
    4.7 out of 5 (448 reviews)
    Situated in the city center, this hotel is close to Port Lincoln Visitor Information Centre, Ravendale Complex, and Porter …More
    The Marina Hotel - Port Lincoln Hotels
    Rating: 4.0 Stars

    The Marina Hotel

    13 Jubilee Drive, Port Lincoln - Map
     
     
    4.6 out of 5 (165 reviews)
    Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is close to Porter Bay, Ravendale Complex, and Port Lincoln Visitor Information …More
    Bay 10 Accommodation - Port Lincoln Hotels
    Rating: 4.0 Stars

    Bay 10 Accommodation

    24 Lincoln Highway, Port Lincoln - Map
     
     
    4.5 out of 5 (93 reviews)
    Within easy reach of Port Lincoln Visitor Information Centre, Ravendale Complex, and Porter Bay, this Port Lincoln apartment …More

    Hotels in Whyalla

    Best Western Alexander Motel - Whyalla Hotels
    Rating: 3.5 Stars

    Best Western Alexander Motel

    99 Playford Avenue, Whyalla - Map
     
     
    4.0 out of 5 (2 reviews)
    Quest Whyalla Playford - Whyalla Hotels
    Rating: 4.5 Stars

    Quest Whyalla Playford

    9-11 Darling Terrace, Whyalla - Map
     
     
    4.7 out of 5 (11 reviews)
    Situated in Whyalla, this property is close to Whyalla Marina, Whyalla Foreshore, and Whyalla Golf Club. Area attractions …More
    Discovery Holiday Parks – Whyalla Foreshore - Whyalla Hotels
    Rating: 3.5 Stars

    Discovery Holiday Parks – Whyalla Foreshore

    Broadbent Terrace, Whyalla - Map
     
     
    4.3 out of 5 (150 reviews)
    Situated in Whyalla, this caravan park/campground is close to Whyalla Foreshore, Whyalla Marina, and Whyalla Golf Club. Local …More

    Hotels in Ceduna

    Ceduna Foreshore Hotel Motel - Ceduna Hotels
    Rating: 3.5 Stars

    Ceduna Foreshore Hotel Motel

    32 O Loughlin Terrace, Ceduna - Map
     
     
    4.5 out of 5 (100 reviews)
    Situated near the airport, in the city center, this motel is close to Murat Bay, Ceduna National Trust Museum, and Ceduna …More
    Ceduna Motor Inn - Ceduna Hotels
    Rating: 3.5 Stars

    Ceduna Motor Inn

    49 McKenzie Street, Ceduna - Map
     
     
    4.3 out of 5 (44 reviews)
    Situated near the beach in Ceduna, this property is close to Ceduna Golf Course, Ceduna National Trust Museum and Murat Bay.More
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