Mikkira, Fishery Bay, Sleaford Bay & Whalers Way

Mikkira, Fishery Bay, Sleaford Bay & Whalers Way

Things to do - general

Whalers Way offers visitors the most accessible but beautiful and spectacular coastal scenery in South Australia. A touring adventure worth remembering.

Whalers Way has 14km of road with points of interest sign-posted, passes through a Sanctuary area, inhabited by kangaroos and emus. BBQ area at Groper Bay, camping by permit at Redbank or Groper Bay. Permits and keys available from the Visitor Centre.

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Services

SELF DRIVE ATTRACTIONS


MIKKIRA STATION

Visitors to Mikkira enjoy the space and tranquility of the natural bush environment. It is a great place for bird-watching, picnics, koala spotting and camping.
A natural bushland environment with old Manna Gum trees ideal for koala spotting or bird watching, with walking guide and bird list available on request. Caravans + camping welcome with hot showers all year round and campfire cooking in winter. Mikkira Station is open all year except on days above 30 degrees celcius. Permit required, available from the Port Lincoln Visitor Centre.

FISHERY BAY & SLEAFORD BAY

On the way the Whalers you will pass stunning local surf beaches, where locals enjoy, surfing camping & all aquatic activities. Plus Sleaford boasts great sand dunes for sandboarding or 4WDing.

WHALERS WAY

Whalers Way offers visitors the most accessible but beautiful and spectacular coastal scenery in South Australia. A touring adventure worth remembering.
Whalers Way has 14km of road with points of interest sign-posted, passes through a Sanctuary area, inhabited by kangaroos and emus. BBQ area at Groper Bay, camping by permit at Redbank or Groper Bay. Permits and keys available from the Visitor Centre.

History, Local Info.

Whalers Way, Mikkira & Fishery Bay

HISTORY

Port Lincoln was discovered by Matthew Flinders under his commission by the British Admiralty to chart Australia's unexplored coastline. The converted collier Investigator dropped anchor in Boston Bay in February 1802 and Flinders named the spot Port Lincoln after his native Lincolnshire in England. Only several days earlier Flinders lost eight seamen near Memory Cove, including his sailing master, Captain John Thistle, whilst searching for water. Port Lincoln was initially considered as the alternative site for the State's Capital, but was subsequently rejected by Colonel Light in 1836 in favour of Adelaide. Lack of fresh water supplies was a major determining factor. The First Settlers arrived in March 1839 aboard the Abeona, the Dorset and the Porter. There is an historic plaque at the First Landing site to commemorate the event.


FLORA & FAUNA

Lower Eyre Peninsula is truly a crossroads of habitats in Australia. The oceans surrounding it are renown for fishing, however the mixture of gulf waters and open ocean of the Great Australian Bight means there is a diversity of aquatic species. Port Lincoln has proximity to 60,000 hectares of National Parks; home to a myriad of flora and fauna to see. Also 250 species of birds have been recorded in the area.


Local Fishing info

BEACH & SURF FISHING

There are far too many beaches & rock locations to list and of course they all have particular times when fishing is best. On the way to Whalers Way there are 2 surf beaches for Surf or Rock Fishing.
The Lower Eyre Peninsula includes over 1000kms of coast within 2 hours drive of Port Lincoln, so local knowledge is essential.
Detailed information on top fishing spots is readily available at local tackle outlets, so it's best to visit them before planning a trip.

Mikkira Station Picnic & Camping Grounds

Mikkira Station Picnic & Camping Grounds

Mikkira, Fishery Bay, Sleaford Bay & Whalers Way
Price per group from $ 15
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Whalers Way

Mikkira, Fishery Bay, Sleaford Bay & Whalers Way
Price per group from $ 30
Whalers Way offers visitors some of the best coastal scenery in South Australia. Only $30 per Car.   More info

How to get here..

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Climate

CLIMATE

Due to the insulating effect of the surrounding ocean waters, Port Lincoln experiences a delightful Mediterranean climate.
Which is on average a degree or two warmer than Adelaide in winter and 3ºC - 5ºC cooler than Adelaide during the hot summer months.
Port Lincoln's average rainfall is 488mm or 19 inches, which falls mainly during the winter months.
Warm summers, mild winters and balmy weather during autumn and spring, make Port Lincoln an all year destination for touring, fishing, sailing and other recreational pursuits.

Accommodation

Welcome to an incredible range of accommodation across our beautiful city of Port Lincoln and surrounds. Whether you are looking for a romantic weekend away, family holiday, overnight or extended stay or perhaps something in between you have come to the right place. Browse through our site and book online or call us for assistance in helping you find something to suit your needs.

Wake up to the sounds of birds and enjoy the tranquility of nature in a bush setting in a choice of country getaways. Watch the local fishing fleet pass your front door or breath in the sea air as you enjoy the comfort of your Marina apartment. Stay in our picturesque city centre and taste the delicious range of foods available from our hotels, cafes and restaurants or prepare your own in your well equipped kitchen in your apartment.

Create some wonderful memories with a family holiday in a cabin at one of our sea front caravan parks or spacious holiday homes. Relax and spoil yourself in a luxury hotel room or enjoy a comfortable night in our diverse range of Hotels & Motels.

Experience a stay in our award winning Back packer hostel or ask about other group stay hostels. If you prefer the comfort of your own home on wheels we have a great range of caravan parks right across the Eyre Peninsula.

For any assistance call Di or Penny on 0419 302 300