The Eyre Peninsula is one of the most beautiful regions of South Australia. We’ve organised an itinerary guide for you to see the highlights of the Eyre Peninsula. It’s about a 1500 km round trip, with visits to Port Augusta, Port Lincoln and Venus Bay.
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Night 1: Port Pirie (pictured)
Drive 220 km north of Adelaide to arrive at your first stop, Port Pirie. Between the sheltered waters of the Spencer Gulf and the gorgeous Southern Flinders Ranges, is this lovely coastal city. A visit to the local Historic and Folk Museum is a must. Step back in time as you explore buildings from the late 1800s and the remains of the largest marsupial that ever lived.
Night 2: Port Augusta
The second stop on your Eyre Peninsula self-drive holiday takes you to Port Augusta. This small city is full of things to do if you like getting outdoors. There’s the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, the Wadlata Outback Centre and the famous Water Tower Lookout.
Night 3: Cowell
Cowell is the perfect destinations for families who love swimming at the beach and fishing. One of the best spots for swimming with young kids is Lucky Bay, which is just 16 km north of Cowell.
Night 4: Port Lincoln
Drive 160 km to reach one of South Australia’s destination for adventure-lovers, Port Lincoln. The town’s most popular (and famous) activity is shark cage diving. This terrifying but thrilling experience lets you come face to face with the ocean’s greatest predator.
Night 5: Venus Bay
If you love exploring rugged coastlines and local wildlife, then make the time to do the South Head Walking Trail. Visitors who do this walk often spot sea eagles, dolphins and sea lions, to name a few. If travelling between May and October, keep an eye out for whales on their migration.
Night 6: Port Broughton
This is another great fishing spot on your tour of Eyre Peninsula. Port Broughton is a fantastic place to go out on a fishing charter. It’s perfect if you’re not very experienced, as you’ll have the help of local guides who can teach you a few tricks to improve your luck. There’s also a Heritage Centre in town, where you can pour through old photos and artefacts about the town.
Night 7: Adelaide
Travel another 170 km and you’ll come to the end of your journey of the Eyre Peninsula. Stay in Adelaide as long as you like. There’s plenty of things to do, including spending time on the beach at Glenelg, visit the zoo or the beautiful Adelaide Botanic Garden. You can even go shopping at Rundle Mall or base yourself here and take an overnight trip to Kangaroo Island.