Introducing Eyre Peninsula & The West Coast
The vast, straw-coloured Eyre Peninsula is big-sky country, and considered by gourmands to be the Barossa Valley of seafood. Sublime national parks, adventure activities sports and cheerful Port Lincoln are just a taste of its treasures and pleasures.
The peninsula’s wide, triangular shape points south between Spencer Gulf and the Great Australian Bight, engulfing golden beaches backed by rugged cliffs. The coastline along the peninsula is pocked with sheltered bays and pleasant little port towns, popular as summer holiday and recreational fishing spots. Along the spectacular wild-western side are important breeding grounds for the southern right whale, the Australian sea lion and the great white shark – the scariest scenes in the film Jaws were shot here.
Surfers come from around the world, drawn to the many excellent breaks along the west coast, including the famous Cactus Beach. However, it’s not for the faint-hearted. Ask the locals about safe swimming beaches.
You can take the Eyre Hwy from Port Augusta to Ceduna (468km), though the coast road via Port Lincoln (763km) is much more interesting.
For further information, visit www.tep.com.au.