The Eyre Peninsula is home to scenic Australian landscapes nestled into a small triangle of South Australia, and boasts some of Australia’s best seafood experiences.
The Eyre Peninsula, home to the Seafood Frontier touring route, is nestled between the Spencer Gulf and the Great Australian Bight, and just happens to be home to the largest commercial fishing fleet in the Southern Hemisphere.
There is an abundance of gourmet activities on offer in the Eyre Peninsula – it’s an action-packed foodie’s paradise and wine-tasting heaven. The Eyre Peninsula is so vast, you might find yourself gaping at coastal views in Port Lincoln, walking among fisherman in Tumby Bay, or shaking off red dust in Wudinna. In addition to the variety of backdrops, the region also boasts world-class seafood – one of the region’s main drawcards, which won’t disappoint the gourmands seeking an experience to write home about.
Start your Seafood Frontier adventure in Whyalla. Sitting on the eastern coast of the Eyre Peninsula, Whyalla is a historical seaside town. Depending on your itinerary, a daytrip or even an overnight stay will ensure that you get to experience Whyalla’s unique attractions.
The next destination on this decadent adventure is Port Lincoln. The town is just under three hours south of Whyalla, and sits on Boston Bay – the largest natural harbour in Australia. Port Lincoln is the perfect place to dine on the freshest seafood that the region has to offer.
The next stop on your journey is Coffin Bay, which sits on the south-west coast of the Eyre Peninsula. Coffin Bay is renowned for harvesting fresh oysters, which you can learn more about on a gourmet tour of the region. Take a local tour with Experience Coffin Bay Oyster Farm Tours, where you will discover the crystal clear waters of the oyster farm, spot local wildlife, and indulge in freshly shucked oysters – from farm to fork.
A slight dip off the highway will find you in the Gawler Ranges National Park – a detour worth your while. This outback park features historical rock formations formed by volcanic activity millions of years ago. For the four-wheel drive enthusiasts, this area boasts unsealed roads and the rocky terrain.
Discover more about South Australia’s Seafood Frontier in the Winter 2023 edition of Caravanning Australia!
Pictured: Boston Bay Winery. Image courtesy of South Australia Tourism Commission