Address: Cook SA 5710
Phone:(08) 8625 3144
Unique in scenery and geological features, Aboriginal culture, habitat for many wildlife species including the southern hairy-nosed wombat. The Nullarbor cliffs, Southern Ocean coastline, southern right whales during winter. Eyre Peninsula, which stretches from Whyalla in the east to the Western Australian border, is home of the spectacular Gawler Ranges and the vast expanse of the Nullarbor Plain. The region is popular with holidaymakers and offers secluded sandy bays, friendly coastal towns and exceptional seafood. Accessible from Adelaide by car or plane, Eyre Peninsula is also known for the Great Australian Bight. Each winter, Southern Right Whales come here to mate, give birth and care for their young. Visitors can enjoy the spectacle from a purpose-built viewing platform. Waterbirds are prolific along the coast, and White-bellied Sea-Eagles and Ospreys can often be seen. Common and Bottlenose dolphins can be seen in local waters, and one of the mainland breeding colonies of Australian Sea-lions can be observed from Point Labatt near Streaky Bay. Off the coast of Tumby Bay, the Sir Joseph Banks Group of islands is a major South Australian breeding ground for the inquisitive Cape Barren Goose. Lincoln National Park, on the southern tip of Eyre Peninsula offers spectacular coastline and great bushwalking. Coffin Bay National Park has magnificent beaches, towering sand dunes and 4WD adventures. In the northern part of the region, the Gawler Ranges, the result of powerful volcanic activity some 1500 million years ago, is home to an abundance of wildlife, including the Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby, Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat and Major Mitchell Cockatoo.