Coffin Bay National Park

Eyre Peninsula & the West Coast

Along the ocean side of Coffin Bay is wild, coastal Coffin Bay National Park, overrun with roos, emus and fat goannas. Access for conventional vehicles is limited: you can get to picturesque Point Avoid (with coastal lookouts, rocky cliffs, good surf and whales passing between May and October) and Yangie Bay (arid-looking rocky landscapes and walking trails), but otherwise you'll need a 4WD. There are some isolated campsites within the park ($12 per vehicle), generally with dirt-road access.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Eyre Peninsula & the West Coast attractions

1. Mikkira Station

22.99 MILES

About 20km south of Port Lincoln, Mikkira Station was Eyre Peninsula’s first sheep station, and is also home to more koalas than seems plausible, plus the…

2. Winters Hill Lookout

27.52 MILES

For a show-stopping view over Port Lincoln and Boston Bay extending to the tuna farms and Lincoln National Park beyond, take the drive up to the top of…

3. Boston Bay Wines

28.71 MILES

Seems like everywhere you go in SA these days there's a winery cellar door (well, except the desert). Port Lincoln is no exception. On the northern…

4. Axel Stenross Maritime Museum

28.82 MILES

Chart Port Lincoln's history of boat-building, sailing and whaling in this tin-shed museum on the shores of Boston Bay, just north of town (look for the…

5. Port Lincoln Railway Museum

29.76 MILES

In the noble heritage-listed Port Lincoln railway station building (1927) and an adjacent freight shed, this trainspotters paradise shines a light on how…

6. Beer Garden Brewing

29.92 MILES

Right next door to Port Lincoln's backpacker hostel (savvy positioning), Beer Garden Brewing brings the craft-beer revolution to the Eyre Peninsula…