The journey through the Eastern Eyre is one of contrasts and discovery.
The dynamic city of Whyalla acts as the Northern gateway to the Seafood Frontier and whilst the city has a proud industrial history, visitors are rediscovering the natural beauty of Whyalla and its unique landscapes.
Travelling South through the Eastern Eyre discover the small coastal communities including, Cowell, Arno Bay & Port Neill, each with their own protected coastline, perfect for the family.
Be sure to drop a line off one of the many beaches or town jetties, with the region famous for its whiting and snapper fishing.
Be sure not to miss the inland rural communities and discover the rich agricultural history of the region which to date remains the lifeblood of the Eyre Peninsula.
Travelling the route through the West Coast of the Eyre Peninsula you will begin to discover why the word “frontier” is used to market the region.
The coastal communities of Elliston, Venus Bay, Baird Bay and Streaky Bay are all situated in the protected bays along this awe-inspiring stretch of coastline where the raw power of the Southern Ocean is so evident.
The mix of cliffs and surf beaches along the coastline provide ample opportunity for you to get of the main highway and begin to discover some of the hidden secrets along this journey. Places such as Cummings Monument, Locks Well & Talia Caves whose in descript entrances don’t pay respect to the stunning coast that you discover at the end of these short small tracks.
The town of Elliston situated on the aptly named Anxious Bay is a great place to stop over and enjoy some great country hospitality as well as one of the most spectacular coastal drives in Australia - not to mention one of the best country bakeries in Australia as well!
Be sure to get off the highway and take the coastal drive from Baird Bay to Streaky Bay, experience the original swimming with the Sea Lions and wild dolphins in the protected waters of Baird Bay before enjoying the dramatic coastal drive into the small coastal resort town of Streaky Bay…..just another one of our small towns famous for its mouthwatering seafood!
Gawler Ranges & Central Eyre
Central Eyre Peninsula and the Gawler Ranges provides a contrasting journey through the open fields and rich agricultural lands on your way north to one of South Australia’s last remaining untouched wilderness areas.
The ancient landscape of the Gawler Ranges was formed by volcanic activity millions of years ago and is now home to many species of birds, animals and native flora.
The towns of Kimba, Wudinna, Kyancutta and Minnipa which all lie on the Eyre Highway act as the gateways to this pristine landscape.
Offering a number of 2WD and 4WD experiences the Gawler Ranges has something for everyone so be sure to get off the highway and spend some time discovering this timeless area of Eyre Peninsula.