Eyre Peninsula

19 of the best things to do in the Eyre Peninsula

Looking for your next adventure? Look no further than the picturesque Eyre Peninsula. Make memories that will last a lifetime with the 19 best things to do when your in the Eyre Peninsula.

So many exciting things to do in SA’s stunning Eyre Peninsula! It can almost be overwhelming because where do you start? Worry no longer because we are here to guide you in where to start your Eyre Peninsula adventure. Whether you’re in the mood for an upscale wine tasting, a chill afternoon in a beer garden, or a wildlife adventure, the Eyre Peninsula is the place for you.

BAIRD BAY OCEAN ECO EXPERIENCE

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Play along with sea lions and see first-hand why they’re nicknamed “the puppies of the sea”; then swim peacefully among a pod of dolphins in a giant natural rock pool. Experience an ocean-eco experience in the pristine waters of Baird Bay. Set sail for an half-day expedition, visiting the natural home of the sea lions, Jones Island. Participate in their aquatic playtime in the relaxed and protected rock pools surrounding their home. Then venture to a nearby rock pool to experience what they describe as ultimate tranquility, by swimming with the beautiful dolphins. Experience nature unlike ever before at Baird Bay.

What: Baird Bay Ocean Eco Experience
Where:  
33 Baird Bay Rd, Baird Bay SA, 5671
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L’ANSE FRENCH CAFE & CROISSANTERIE

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This French Croissanterie and cafe is well worth a visit. Owned by a French couple who make their pastries by hand, and the food is authentic and incredible. Best brunch/breakfast option by far. Book ahead as it’s always busy. Start your day with an artesianal coffee and pastry.

What: L’Anse French Café & Croissanterie
Where:  
Shop 5 & 6/60 Liverpool St, Port Lincoln SA, 5606
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BEER GARDEN BREWING

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Ssshhh! Do you want to know about Eyre Peninsula’s best-kept secret? Well, allow us to introduce Beer Garden Brewing. This beer garden embodies the laid-back vibe of the Eyre Peninsula. There’s always live music, and of course, a great selection of local brews on tap. With a mouth-watering range of food to indulge on, including local seafood and tasty wood fired pizzas, Beer Garden Brewing is a must visit when in Port Lincoln. Come for the beer and pizza, stay for the atmosphere.

What: Beer Garden Brewing
Where:  
28 London St, Port Lincoln SA, 5606
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PETER TEAKLE WINES

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This futuristic cellar door overlooks the picturesque surroundings of Port Lincoln and Boston Bay. Spend your day at the state-of-the-art Cellar Door and award-winning restaurant, Line & Label, indulging in the finest wine and expertly crafted meals made from the freshest local produce the Eyre Peninsula has to offer. What sets Peter Teakle Wines is their commitments and immense passion to remodelling the Eyre Peninsula and Port Lincoln into a food and wine destination. Community is at the forefront of everything they do, ensuring a uniquely Port Lincoln experience for all.

What: Peter Teakle Wines
Where:
31 Whillas Road, Port Lincoln SA, 5606
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AND THE REBEL

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Embody your inner James Dean, and head on down to one of Port Lincoln’s best balcony bars and restaurants, And The Rebel. This funky rooftop cocktail bar and restaurant is tucked away directly above their sister venue The Rogue & Rascal, a cafe which is also a must-see. And The Rebel specialises in boutique gin, local wines and premium cocktails as well as seasonal food, perfect for sharing with your family and friends. Overlook the Port Lincoln foreshore which is directly adjacent to the town jetty, which they have ensured will give you the best sunset views! Wind down or party hard listening to live music while you indulge in local goodies.

What: And The Rebel
Where:
64 Tasman Terrace, Port Lincoln SA, 5606
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SHARKY’S BEER BAR AT THE PORT LINCON HOTEL

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Sometimes you all you need is a hearty pub meal and a thirst quenching beer. After an action packed day in the thrilling Eyre Peninsula, cap it off with a relaxed vibe at Sharky’s Beer Bar. Watch a cheeky punt or the first ruck with the people closest to you. Feel right at home and relax in the atmosphere with a couple beers and pub classics.

What: Sharky’s Beer Bar at the Port Lincon Hotel
Where:
1 Lincoln Highway, Port Lincoln SA, 5606
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THE FRESH FISH PLACE

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The award-winning fresh seafood marketplace in Port Lincoln needs to be added to the schedule. Indulge in some of the worlds freshest seafood, sourced from the local fishing fleet, sustainably managed and filleted daily. Whether you’re after SA’s best fish and chips, fresh sashimi and a glass of white, or some seafood to take away and cook up yourself, this iconic all-in-one seafood Mecca is a must visit.

What: The Fresh Fish Place
Where:
20 Proper Bay Road, Port Lincoln, SA 5606
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JUMP SHIP BREWING

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Check out one of the most unique breweries in the Eyre Peninsula, Jump Ship Brewing is a brew pub, tap house and restaurant in Port Lincoln. Expertly pairing freshly brewed beers with tapas and tacos made from local ingredients. Jump Ship Brewing is a small, proudly family owned brewery with a goal of brewing high quality craft beers which celebrate our pristine environment and connection with the community. Open from Wednesday to Sunday from noon to 10 PM (Sunday closed at 8 PM), this is a must visit for the whole family.

What: Jump Ship Brewing
Where:
11-13 Edinburgh Street, Port Lincoln, SA 5606.
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SOUNDCITY

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Attention music fans heading to Port Lincoln! Soundcity is a boutique music store and live music venue you have to check out while on your Eyre Peninsula adventure. Buy high quality instruments that you can use to soundtrack your holiday. If you are lucky there will be live music from local artists playing to cap your night off with a sonic bang. Enjoy an intimate performance at one of the cutest venues in the Eyre Peninsula.

What: Soundcity
Where:
27 Tasman Terrace, Port Lincoln, SA 5606
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BOSTON BEAN COFFEE COMPANY

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Arguably Eyre Peninsula’s best coffee, and a cute little cafe, Boston Bean specialises in not only making great coffee beans for sale (ground or whole), but they have stacks of coffee paraphernalia, and of course, great coffees to have in or take away.

What: Boston Bean Coffee Company
Where:
122 Mortlock Terrace, Port Lincoln, SA 5606
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PIER HOTEL

The iconic Pier Hotel sits on Port Lincoln’s foreshore with a spectacular view of Boston Bay. Pier Hotel offers the classic pub experience with the seafood excellence that the area has become famous for. Offering accommodations as well as entertainment from Adelaide and local DJs, live bands and shows, the Pier Hotel offers a well-rounded experience that will enhance your Eyre Peninsula Adventure.

What: Pier Hotel
Where:
33 Tasman Terrace, Port Lincoln, SA 5606
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Mary Ellis Wreck Beach

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Often referred to as Wreck Beach or Mary Ellis Wreck Beach, getting its name from the wreck of the Mary Ellis in 1907, this beach is a must visit for any beach lover. The beach is known for all the beach day staples such as swimming, surfing, and dolphin watching. What sets it apart from the average beach is their iconic sand dunes, you come near these if you stay at Eyre Way. Bring something to slide on and try your hand at sand-boarding.

What: Mary Ellis Wrek Beach
Where:
Mary Ellis Wreck Beach Rd, Sleaford, SA 5607
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CALYPSO STAR CHARTERS: SWIM WITH SEA LIONS & SHARK CAGE DIVING

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Witnessing the rare and endangered Australian Sea Lions in their natural habitat is one of the most life-enhancing, wildlife experiences on offer. The inquisitive, gentle nature of these stunning sea creatures is unparalleled in the underwater world. Set out on a half-day tour to the crystal clear waters of Seal Cove. Here, the gorgeous puppies of the sea welcome your arrival by bounding toward the boat with their unmistakable glee. Performing somersaults and graceful swirls, they invite you to join in and we doubt you’ll be able to refuse. 

For those who like to live on the edge, Calypso Star offers a Shark cage diving. Jump on board for an exciting day of adventure with a once-in-a-lifetime Great White Sharks viewing experience. View these majestic creatures in their natural habitat leaving you with memories for a lifetime.

Want a bit of both, you can experience a combo tour and get to be one with both of the beautiful creatures.

What: Calypso Star Carter: Swim with Sea Lions & Shark Cage Diving
Where:
10 S Quay Blvd, Port Lincoln SA 5606
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COFFIN BAY OYSTER FARM TOUR

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Shucks! Looking for a unique experience in the region? Why not go on an oyster farm tour in Coffin Bay? Just a short drive from Port Lincoln in Coffin Bay, you can find a fantastic bucket list experience. On this tour, you will be able to wade into the water and sit at a semi-submerged deck located right in a working oyster commercial farm. Hear from resident oyster Farmer’s about how oysters grow and oyster farming practices, and taste the freshest Coffin Bay oysters you’ve ever had, straight out of the water. Be sure to book your tour, because this is an experience you don’t want to miss out on. Experience SA’s seafood frontier, in a truly once in a lifetime experience.

What: Coffin Bay Oyster Farm Tours
Where:
100 Esplanade, Coffin Bay SA 5607
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PERLUBIE BEACH

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Perlubie Beach is the perfect beach for anyone who wishes the beach trip could never end. Camp overnight at Streaky Bays go to camping destination Perlubie Beach. Go on a drive on the sand and look out at the picturesque location. Party late into the night on the beautiful beachside with the people you love most. Create memories that will last a lifetime by spending a night or two at Perlubie Beach. Book stays online.

What: Perlubie Beach
Where:
Wharrf Drive, Perlubie SA 5680
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YARNBALA

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Yarnbala provide unique immersive experiences that work in harmony with the natural world, leaving it and us in a better place. They offer a variety of different walking trails with the vision to be part of a conservation story, through responsible travel and providing experiences that foster a deeper connection of the eco system surrounding the Eyre Peninsula. Offering a Wild Yarnbala, Sounds of Yarnbala and Birds of Yarnbala experiences for walkers and nature lovers a like.

What: Yarnbala: Together in Nature
Where:
146 Esplanade, Coffin Bay SA 5607
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SUNSET CHARTERS

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The unique and beautiful west coast of the Eyre Peninsula is a wild rugged place shaped by the mighty Southern Ocean. Take a Sunset Charter tour takes pride in making you feel as at home on the water as the Sunset family (yes Sunset is their surname!). Sunset Carters promises to show the raw beauty of Coffin Bay in absolute style and comfort. Experience the unparalleled beauty of the Eyre Peninsula with exceptional service, great local wine and food.

What: Sunset Charters
Where:
146 Esplanade at the Yacht Club Jetty, Coffin Bay SA 5607
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SILOS

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In the mood for a road trip? Explore South Australia’s iconic large-format art pieces located throughout the state. Massive jaw-dropping paintings on silos can be found all across the Eyre Peninsula. When you are visiting Cowell, Kimba and Tumby Bay, make sure you go and marvel at these out-of-this-world pieces.

What: South Australian Silo Art
Where:
Cowell, Kimba and Tumby Bay
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COWELL WATER PARK

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Three words, Free. Water. Slides. Bring the whole family down to the Cowell Water Park for a day of outdoor fun. The park includes two water slides, water splash zone with splash bucket, inflatable pillow, playground, skate park and full-sized basketball court. Light up the free barbecues and relax on the lawns. Go for an afternoon or stay for the whole day, the free Cowell Water Park is a guarantee hit for the kids.

What: Cowell Water Park
Where:
Thompson Drive, Cowell, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, 5602
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The Eyre Peninsula is so jam-packed with fun attractions and events, that it was hard to narrow it down! Taste the finest spirits, swim the the aquatic wildlife and watch the sunset from the beach, your Eyre Peninsula adventure will be one that you will cherish for the rest of your life.

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