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Eyre Peninsula Tours

A Great Coastal Journey to Port Lincoln, Ceduna and the Head of Bight during Whale Season

Eyre Peninsula Tour

A Great Coastal Journey to Port Lincoln, Ceduna and the Head of Bight during Whale Season

Eyre Peninsula Tour

A Great Coastal Journey to Port Lincoln, Ceduna and the Head of Bight during Whale Season
See great wildlife on our Eyre Peninsula Tours

The Eyre Peninsula is a great South Australian holiday destination.

Join us on an excellent tour to Port Lincoln and Ceduna showcasing natural wonders, local produce, history and the fabulous hospitality of the Eyre Peninsula.

More than 65 percent of Australia’s seafood comes from here and it cannot get any fresher than what you find here.

 

Murphy's Haystacks on the Eyre Peninsula Coast

Whether it is the Southern Right Whales frolicking in the Great Australian Bight, rugged limestone cliffs, kilometres of unspoilt coastline, fresh seafood, indigenous culture or the giant Pildappa Rock that interest you, our Eyre Peninsula Tours has it all.

Taste pure oysters at Coffin Bay and walk among the Murphy Haystacks which are so nicely arranged by mother nature.

 

Talia Caves a great example of the beautiful limestone coast along the Eyre Peninsula

It is whale season at the Head of Bight and you can watch the gentle creatures playing and feeding in the bay. We take an Eco Whale Watching Cruise at Fowlers Bay and learn everything you want to know about the beautiful whales.

Discover massive inselberg formations like Pildappa Rock and Mount Wudinna located on the edge of the Gawler Ranges National Park.

Eyre Peninsula Tours Highlights & Inclusions

  • Pickup from Adelaide City Hotel around 7 am
  • All Meals from Morning Tea Day 1 until Lunch Day 8
  • 22 Meals – 7 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • Drinking Water and Fruit on longer travel days
  • 3x Nights Award-Winning Port Lincoln Hotel Balcony Rooms
  • 3x Nights Foreshore Hotel in Ceduna Executive Ocean View Balcony Rooms
  • 1x Night The Standpipe in Port Augusta
  • Arno Bay and Tumby Bay Silo Art
  • Port Lincoln
  • Whalers Way
  • Lincoln Marina Cruise
  • Coffin Bay Oysters Tour and Tasting
  • Coffin Bay National Park
Eyre Peninsula Tour with tour to the Head of Bight
Eyre Peninsula Tours in small groups
  • Boston Bay Wine Tasting
  • Line and Label Restaurant
  • Fresh Fish Factory Tour
  • Murphy’s Haystacks
  • Elliston 
  • Talia Caves & The Tub
  • Streaky Bay
  • Ceduna
  • Whale Watching Cruise at Fowlers Bay
  • Head of Bight Whale Watching
  • Whale Centre at the Head of Bight
  • Penong Windmills
  • Axel Stenross Maritime Museum
  • Pildappa Rock
  • Mount Wudinna
  • Kimba Silo Art, Big Galah and Eyre Sculptures
  • Farmshed Museum in Kadina
  • Fully Guided Activities
  • Drop Off Adelaide City Hotel or Adelaide Airport
Adelaide to Whyalla, Arno Bay, Tumby Bay and Port Lincoln Day 1 to 3

Our Eyre Peninsula Explorer begins in Adelaide where you will be picked up from your city centre hotel by 7am. We travel along the Princess Highway to Whyalla, located on the east coast of the Eyre Peninsula. Every year tens of thousands Giant Cuttlefish make their way here to mate and spawn. Seeing them gathering in mass numbers and changing their colour, shape and texture like chameleons is an eye-catching event. No need to get freezing cold or wet as we enjoy fabulous views of the incredible creature on board a glass bottom boat*.

After lunch we continue travelling south to Tumby Bay, home of many incredible murals and the newest addition to the Silo Art Trail in South Australia. Created with 430 litres of paint the 2200 square metre mural is quite a masterpiece. Back on the road we drive a short distance to Port Lincoln situated on the shore of Boston Bay, a natural deep-water harbour with a size three times bigger than Sydney Harbour. We stay at the award-winning Port Lincoln Hotel for the next 3 nights of our tour. (Day 1 Overnight Port Lincoln Hotel Balcony Rooms, Lunch, Dinner) (*boat tours are subject to cuttlefish numbers)

 

This morning we journey to the foot of the Eyre Peninsula and travel along the Whalers Way, a 14 kilometre long series of unsealed tracks which traverse through private property. Meet owner Bob, listen to his stories, and take in the spectacular rugged coastline of the area, with many points of interest and fabulous views. Our next stop takes us to Boston Bay Wines. Enjoy a structured wine tasting while overlooking the beautiful vineyards and the bay.

After lunch we discover the Lincoln Cove Marina, Porter Bay, Port Lincoln National Park, and Boston Island by boat. Enjoy a tasting of local seafood such as prawns, mussels, sashimi tuna and kingfish. Take in views of Port Lincoln that can only be seen from the water and get first-hand information about the importance of Port Lincoln’s fishing industry. Hear how the seafood trade has changed and how the Southern Bluefin Tuna has made Port Lincoln one of the richest towns in Australia. Complete a fabulous day with a delicious dinner at the Line and Label Restaurant, an excellent dining destination on the Eyre Peninsula sourcing the freshest produce from the land and sea. (Day 2 Overnight Port Lincoln Hotel, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

 

Today we visit the Fresh Fish Place, which has become the leading fish processing factory of Port Lincoln. Look behind the scenes during the Seafood Lovers Tour and taste some of their most sought-after catch such as smoked fish, scallops, calamari, pickled mussels and Coffin Bay Octopus. We are then on our way to explore Coffin Bay one of the world’s best oyster growing regions with stunning white beaches and scenery. Meet the owners of a local oyster farm and embark on a fun and entertaining hands-on shucking lesson. During our tour, we wade out into the water and taste fresh Pacific and native Angasi Oysters straight from the bay. It cannot get any fresher than this.

After lunch at the Oyster HQ experience the pristine nature and magnificent views on a beautiful walk in Coffin Bay National Park. On our return drive to Port Lincoln, we stop at Winter Hill Lookout one of the best views you can get of Port Lincoln and the bay. Step back in time at the Axel Stenross Maritime Museum. Located on the waterfront the museum is home to an impressive collection of historic vessels, relics, photographs and celebrates the lives of Axel Stenross and Frank Laakso. Finish the day with a leisurely walk along the foreshore or enjoy a drink on your very own balcony. (Day 3 Overnight Port Lincoln Hotel, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Elliston to Murphy's Haystacks, Streaky Bay and Ceduna, Whale Watching Cruise, Head of Bight Lookout Day 4 to 6

It is time to leave the magnificent town of Port Lincoln and we continue our journey north along the west coast of the Eyre Peninsula. We stop at Elliston on the shores of Waterloo Bay. The town is known for its heritage jetty and its artistic flair with sculptures and murals across the region. The buildings are covered in beautifully painted images that show the life of early settlers in the area.

Enjoy a comfort stop with morning tea and fun photo opportunities before we make our way to the stunning Talia Caves, the Tub Lookout, and the intriguing rock formations at Calca, the Murphy’s Haystacks. We continue our journey to Streaky Bay and Ceduna. Located on the panoramic shores of Murat Bay and rich in indigenous culture, Ceduna’s meaning is “Resting Place”. Stroll along the waterfront and take in a beautiful sunset before a delicious dinner. The Ceduna Foreshore Hotel is our accommodation for the next three nights. (Day 4 Overnight Ceduna Foreshore Ocean Front Executive Rooms, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

 

Today we travel to Fowlers Bay a hidden paradise with kilometres of white sandy beaches and crystal-clear blue water. The bay offers great protection for the Southern Right Whales and their calves. We get up close and personal on a two-hour whale watching cruise. After lunch at Fowlers Bay, we make our way to Penong. Penong is a small wheatbelt town on the Nullarbor Plain and is now known for its array of windmills from small to extra-large. Not only are the windmills fabulous photo objects so is Lake Mac Donnell. Walk down the so-called Watermelon Avenue with a pink salt lake on one side and a blue-green lake on the other. We return to Ceduna and there is time to unwind and relax before our group dinner. (Day 5 Overnight Ceduna Foreshore Ocean Front Executive Rooms, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

 

The beginning of the famed Nullarbor Plains, Nullarbor meaning “no trees”, is where we are headed. But it is not trees we seek; we are looking out for the Southern Right Whales frolicking below the Bunda Cliffs. Each year the whales call this coast their home and you can watch them nursing their calves, looping out the ocean or waving to us. Check out the Head of Bight Interpretive Centre and this day is sure to be one of your lifetime memories. (Day 6 Overnight Ceduna Foreshore Ocean Front Executive Rooms, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Discover Pildappa Rock and Mount Wudinna, Kimba and Kadina Day 7 and Day 8

This morning we farewell the coast and travel inland, the Central Eyre Peninsula characterised by open farmland, untouched wilderness, and unique landscapes. Edward John Eyre first discovered Minnipa in 1839, mapped and recorded the native names of unique granite rocks in the area. Walk to the top or along the base of Pildappa Rock, an inselberg with the highest and longest wave formations on the Eyre Peninsula. We continue our journey to the largest exposed granite monolith in South Australia, Mount Wudinna. Surrounded by Mallee bushland the area is a great scenic spot for lunch.

Back on the road our next stop takes us to the Whites Knob Lookout in Kimba. Great for excellent views and some photos of the Edward John Eyre Sculptures, an artistic tribute to the early explorers. Kimba is home to the Big Galah and a stunning very colourful silo art, which cannot be missed on our journey. We arrive in Port Augusta late afternoon and finish the day with a delicious restaurant meal. (Day 7 Overnight The Standpipe Port Augusta, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

 

For our journey home today, we drive to Kadina, a township on the Yorke Peninsula. Visit the Farm Shed Museum and you will be amazed by a magnificent collection of vintage tractors, machinery, farming memorabilia and uncountable displays. After lunch we take on the last stretch to Adelaide and it is time to say our goodbyes. Arrive in Adelaide by 4pm. (Day 8 Breakfast, Lunch)

These tours are wonderful. Attention to detail keeps everyone happy and they have many return people. I have done 5 tours. Kangaroo Island wonderful and the Eyre Peninsula. (but the others good too) Value for money is fantastic.

HolidayOften, Tripadvisor

Thank you for a most wonderful tour of the Eyre Peninsula over the past eight days. Your attention to detail is perfect, from the itinerary to the accommodation, to the meals, not to mention the comfort of Thelma. In 2019, we would like to tour again with you to the Murray river and also Lake Eyre! Very best wishes to you both.

Carol & Eric, Email

What a wonderful trip, thank you so much. Bob and I wanted to visit the Eyre Peninsula and we couldn’t have chosen a better tour and company to take us there. Everything was just great.

Barbara, Facebook

Just a quick email to let you know how much I enjoyed the tour to Eyre Peninsula. The accommodation was first class. Both Port Lincoln and Ceduna had such  great locations on the Esplanade. The food was amazing and, as a seafood lover, I was in paradise each meal. The itinerary was great and we got to see so much. Rita, as always, was a wonderful guide and driver.
Cathy

I chose this tour for the advertised itinerary and I was not disappointed. Only SOME of the HIGHLIGHTS – Boston Bay Wines, Whalers Way, Coffin Bay Oyster Farm, the Head of the Bight and the visit to the ‘whale nursery’ at Fowlers Bay. We saw 47 whales including many calves. Even primarily ‘travelling’ days were exciting with superb scenery and many stops to view places of interest such as Murphy’s Haystack, Pildappa Rock and Mount Wudinna. The tour was also excellent value for money. Thank you

Sally, TripAdvisor

Eyre Peninsula Tour

8 Days $3895 per person

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Coffin Bay National Park

On behalf of us I would like to thank you very much for making our Eyre Peninsula and Flinders Ranges tours such a wonderful trip. Firstly you, Diana, for organising two wonderful itineraries that allowed us to experience the wonders of the two areas, especially in these trying times of COVID. Especially for quickly arranging an itinerary for our visit to the Flinders Ranges on such short notice that allowed us to visit such magnificent places. Now for our two wonderful drivers and guides, Rita and Marian. What a delightful experience it was to travel with you both. Your friendly nature and knowledge of the areas helped to make the tours a wonderful experience. We will also be strongly considering your company for any further tours we have in mind. Cheers Bruce, Merran and Maureen.

Bruce, Merran and Maureen, Email

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