Are you ready to be amazed? Then you’re ready to take a trip to the Eyre Peninsula.
When it comes to travel options, take your pick from a scenic seven hour road trip along the coast from Adelaide, or a quick 45 minute flight that lands you in Port Lincoln — a fantastic home base to get exploring. From there, the world is your oyster (literally – the Eyre Peninsula is famous for its oysters) and you’re all set to check out the incredible scenery, wildlife, warm hospitality, delicious food and luxe accommodation.
We’ve been lucky enough to take a few trips to the EP, so we’ve got a killer itinerary just waiting for you to enjoy.
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Okay, so we’re starting off somewhere we haven’t actually been yet… because it’s still in progress! But from what we’ve heard so far, you’re going to want to be one of the first to know about Pod[e], just 20 minutes from Streaky Bay.
Pod[e] is two architecturally designed pod homes that are totally unique and positioned with some of the best views of the EP. Guests can expect to switch off completely with this luxury off-grid accommodation, and while they’ll have everything you’ll ever need — they’ll also allow you to take a step back from real life and soak in mother nature. And speaking of mother nature… these pods exclusively use solar energy, rainwater, and a worm farm waste system so there is next to no impact on the environment. We love that!
If you’re up for a brand new experience that will leave you relaxed and refreshed, sign up to be one of the first to know when bookings for Pod[e] open up in the next couple of months. We can’t wait!
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From Streaky Bay, it’s just a hop and a skip across to Baird Bay — a small fishing village on the west coast of the Eyre Peninsula. And it just happens to be the home of some of the most playful sea lions you can find!
Baird Bay Ocean Eco Experience has found the sea lions’ favourite haunts, and set up some incredible tours that let you dive deep with these “puppies of the sea”. They’re completely untrained and wild, but full of fun and curiosity which means swimmers will get an unforgettable experience playing with the sea lions in the shallow waters of Jones Island.
Hope in one of the Baird Bay Ocean Eco Experience boats, and let an experienced guide take you on a ride, filling you in on the history of this beautiful area while sussing out a spot for you to make some memories that will stay with you forever. Tours operate from September to May (so you don’t freeze your tootsies off!)
After playing with the puppies of the sea, you’ll definitely want to see the giants of the sea up close and personal! Nothing will prepare you for the majestic beautyof the Southern Right Whales that migrate across the EP each year in July, August and September — it’s one of the largest groups of Southern Right Whales in SA!
Because it can be tricky to know where to look, hop on board with EP Cruises and their passionate crew who love sharing their extensive local and marine life knowledge. Their boat only fits 28 passengers at a time, which means your experience is set to be really personalised… you might even be outnumbered by the whales! How incredible is that! If their guest reviews are anything to go by, this is an experience you absolutely don’t want to miss.
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Yarnbala is a unique wild dining experience like you’ve never had before, located in the Coffin Bay area. The people behind this creative food sensation are wildly passionate about the area that they live and work in, and want to share it with the world — exactly as it is, without human interruption. Not only do they provide tours and experiences that immerse guests deep into the world of nature, but they’ve also created a degustation that will blow your mind.
Sit back and enjoy the serenity while you’re treated to nine courses of deliciousness, all created by a private chef using nature’s providence as well as other locally sourced ingredients. In this meal, it’s all about the EP and everything it has to offer. This is an intimate experience in a creative and artistic venue, surrounded by native bushland, and you’ll leave with a deeper connection and understanding of this beautiful place.
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Do you see why we keep trekking back to the Eyre Peninsula, time and time again? It’s just so gosh darn beautiful, and there’s always something new to discover. Go! Book! Enjoy! You won’t regret it.