Two of South Australia’s most picturesque regions will soon be linked by a brand-spanking-new ferry.
Yorke Peninsula town Wallaroo is set to be connected to the Eyre Peninsula’s Lucky Bay, near Cowell, thanks to a new ferry planned for later this year.
After initial delays due to the COVID-19 crisis, Spencer Gulf Searoad have confirmed that their brand new car and passenger ferry is on its way from Columbia.
The vessel has passed through the Panama Canal and is now on its way to Wallaroo.
Upon its arrival in SA, the ferry will be used as export facility as well as a means for domestic travel between Wallaroo and Lucky Bay when the Lucky Bay Harbour is completed later this year.
Ferry services have run in the area since 2006, however, they have been suspended several times to allow for developments to be completed in the area.
Most recently, the ferry service was suspended by SeaSA, (the company behind Spencer Gulf Searoad) to allow for further work to be completed on the Lucky Bay Harbour.
With domestic travel seeing a surge due to overseas travel restrictions currently in place, Spencer Gulf Searoad expects to see a major boost in local tourism upon completion of the new Lucky Bay Harbour.
The company also believes that Aurora V could potentially bring local employment opportunities to the area upon its arrival.
Weather permitting, Spencer Gulf Searoad confirms the vessel should hit SA by the end of September.
Find out more info about the new Wallaroo to Lucky Bay ferry via the Spencer Gulf Searoad website.