Welcome to Eyre Peninsula & the West Coast


The peninsula's photogenic wild western flank is an important breeding ground for southern right whales, Australian sea lions and great white sharks (the scariest scenes in Jaws were shot here). There are some memorable opportunities to encounter these submariners along the way.


Top experiences in Eyre Peninsula & the West Coast

Eyre Peninsula & the West Coast activities

$216.85 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Australia Cruise with Shark Cage Dive Option from Port Lincoln

Your day with the Great White Sharks!This full-day tour takes you from the Port Lincoln marina to ‘shark bay’ at Neptune Island, approximately 70 kms south of Port Lincoln. On the way, see spectacular scenery as you cruise through the Thorny Passage and expect sightings of inquisitive local dolphins and sea birds.To ensure we are protecting the natural environment, we use audio sound vibrations to attract the sharks to the boat rather than berley or chum. The benefits of using sound vibration is that it is omnidirectional, it’s instantaneous and completely eco friendly – and funnily enough, the great white shark’s favorite choice of music is the rock tunes from AC/DC. Lately they have also taken a liking to The Hilltop Hoods!!The vessel is also equipped with a shark cage so that the more adventurous travelers can get up close and personal with the sharks. For those travelers who want to view the sharks more closely but prefer to keep dry, there is the Aqua Sub, a submerged glass chamber that gives you 360-degree views. An optional AUD$125 Underwater Access Fee can be paid onboard and includes access to both activities.

$204.53 Day Trips & Excursions

Coffin Bay Explorer Day Trip from Port Lincoln

You’re met at your choice of accommodation with the Port Lincoln CBD from 9am, by your personal guide. Set amongst the spectacular Red Gum trees behind Port Lincoln, drive the short distance to Glen Forest Animal Farm with this being one of the very best parks of its type in Australia. You have the opportunity to hand feed and interact with kangaroos and native birds, see a whole variety of other native and domestic animals, such as a koala, emu’s, dingoes, wombat, talking cockatoo’s, water buffalo, sheep, alpacas, highland cattle, camels, pigs, rabbits, ostrich, plus a lot more! The very popular Lincoln Estate Winery grows their grapes here and it is a great chance to sample some of this regions finest wine whilst relaxing amongst our countries most popular native animals. From Glen Forest, continue on a 30-minute drive to the home of the best oysters and fishing in the world, the beautiful Coffin Bay. The area is of outstanding beauty, world famous Oysters and is home to a variety of important species of flora and fauna. Start with a 1-hour tour with Pure Oysters Coffin Bay Owner Chris Hank, showing and educating you all about the Pacific and the Native Angasi Oyster from his oyster-processing shed. Fresh out of the rack, you get to sample these magnificent Oysters as well as seeing all the equipment used to get these Oysters into the top restaurants around the world. Following the Oyster tour, meander out to the Coffin Bay National Park, which offers some of the most spectacular coastal scenery in South Australia, ranging from ancient granite, limestone and sandstone cliffs to long beaches bordered by white sand dunes. There are plenty of lookouts for spectacular views; there is an abundant of birdlife and wildlife, 4WDriving tracks as well as a sealed road for more comfortable conditions. There are plenty of stops for photographic opportunities and you get to breath in the fresh aromas of sea air and stretch out on one of Eyre Peninsula’s best and picture perfect, golden sandy beaches. On your way back to Port Lincoln, call into one of the regions best award winning wineries for a tasting at the aptly named Boston Bay Wines. The winery is well established with a number of different award winning wines including the beautifully refreshing Boston Bay Sauvignon Blanc; fittingly named “The Great White”. Family member Tony Ford is the internationally acclaimed, popular and comical, in house Master- Chef. It’s a perfect location for Tony who loves seafood and 
the Eyre Peninsula. Tony is passionate about the Eyre Peninsula’s self-proclaimed position as Australia’s seafood frontier and delights in sharing his extensive local product knowledge with his guests.You will be dropped back at your accommodation within the Port Lincoln CBD.

$180.09 Day Trips & Excursions

Exceptional Port Lincoln, Seafood and Wildlife Tour

From 9.00am, your met at your choice of accommodation within Port Lincoln CBD and driven down to the industrial sector of Port Lincoln, the Flinders Ports Wharf. On average during a season, almost 3-million tonnes of cargo is moved through the wharf, totaling around $2.2 billion. This includes the majority of grain commodities (including wheat, canola, barley, peas and beans) harvested on the Eyre Peninsula and a huge proportion of the fresh seafood caught in South Australian waters. Next, visit  the Marina Wharf to visit the home of the largest fishing fleet in the Southern Hemisphere, to see the diversity of Port Lincoln’s fishing industries and vessels. The local fishing industries include Bluefin Tuna, Hiramasa Kingfish, Spencer Gulf King Prawns, Blue Mussel, Southern Rock Lobster, and Sardines as well as smaller trailer boats used for Abalone, Southern Calamari, Snapper, Crabs and King George Whiting. There is a great opportunity to purchase handmade local souvenirs up at the very unique Rainbow Opal Matrix Souvenir Shop. Join a hands on, 45-minute tour of the Fresh Fish Place, where you will have see the full process a fish goes through, from ocean to plate. Meet local fisherman as they drop off the catch of the day from all over the Eyre Peninsula, to the factory that includes our famous King George Whiting, Flathead, Garfish, Leather Jacket, Boarfish, Snapper, Nannagai, Shark, Mussels, Coffin Bay Oysters, Prawns, Squid, Crabs and lots more. At the end of the tour, sample a tantalizing selection of in house smoked fish and pickled seafood. With a brand new shop front and kitchen, you can select your own piece of fresh fish and have this cooked to your taste buds desires over lunch. After lunch, travel to Mikkira Station, one of the few habitats where Koalas can be found in the wild. Sit back around the fire (only out of fire season) in the restored original homestead and go for a stroll under the beautiful old Eucalypt trees and come face to face with the cuddly icon of Australia as they laze in the Manna gums. Wild but placid kangaroos casually hop around in this beautiful historical setting, where in 1842 Scotsman Adam Borthwick and his family made their home as one of the very first settlers of the region. Emus roam around amongst mobs of sheep and there is astounding birdlife here, some of which are rare and native to this area. To the east of Mikkera is the diversity of the Port Lincoln National Park. From the naturally rugged and wild Sleaford Bay and the Southern Ocean to the tranquility of the Spalding Cove area and other beautiful beaches. Of the 29,000ha National park, you can walk or beachcomb along Surfleet Cove, take a 45-minute hike to see spectacular views of Boston Bay, Port Lincoln and the Port Lincoln National Park at the Stamford Hill Lookout or even walk along the rocks underneath the Cape Donnington Lighthouse.

$1940.60 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

PRIVATE CHARTER : Ocean to Plate - A Taste of the Seafood Frontier

Join our crew aboard our comfortable 50ft passenger vessel ' Asherah', and indulge in a tantalising and interactive Seafood Culinary Experience in its most pure and natural form.Departing from Streaky Bay on the South Australian Eyre Peninsula - this is the hub of Australia's Seafood Frontier where the pristine waters and ideal conditions provide the PERFECT location to grow and nourish the abundance of World Class Seafood that is produced in our region.Throughout your half day cruise, seafood produce is harvested directly from the ocean floor in various locations throughout the bay.Guests are welcome to join our Skipper and crew throughout this hunter-gatherer experience.Our guests are presented with the opportunities to : don a snorkle and mask to dive for Razor Fish and Abalone shuck Oysters fresh from the ocean  recover pots for the famous Blue Swimmer Crabs fish for Tommies, Salmon and Garfish from the stern of the vessel swim, snorkle and stand up paddle board in our crystal clear waters  Each component of your catch will be delicately prepared onboard and presented as an array of delcatable canapés and sashimi, combined with a fresh local Eyre Peninsula seafood grazing board.Feast on Oysters, Razor Fish, Abalone, Blue Swimmer Crabs, King George Whiting, Tuna, Kingfish, Prawns and Mussels.Selectively paired with local Port Lincoln Sparkling and White Wines - perfectly completed with a Local Shiraz and hand made chocolate truffles - this experience is destined to unleash the true flavours of the Seafood Frontier.

$94.82 Day Trips & Excursions

Port Lincoln Day Tour - Tasting Eyre

This part of South Australia is famed for its spectacular and diverse coastal scenery.  From rugged cliffs to white sandy beaches and massive sand dunes to rockpools, you won’t be able to put your camera away.  Visit Lincoln National Park which with its vast sand dunes, rugged offshore islands and secluded white sandy beaches, features some of the most scenic coastline in South Australia.  And do the 14km scenic drive along Whalers Way, also learning about the history of the region.  Not only will you be seeing the region you’ll be tasting it with Port Lincoln renowned as the seafood capital of Australia with the seafood from these waters some of the most sought-after in the world.  On the Port Lincoln day tour “Tasting Eyre”, you'll have a chance to taste the produce from the ocean to the vineyards also stopping at picturesque Boston Bay Winery.     Lovers of wildlife will be thrilled by the koala’s at Mikkira Station and abundant native wildlife such as kangaroos, emus and birdlife and if you are lucky even some seals and sealions sun bathing on the rocks at Cape Wiles.      Pick up by prior arrangement from your accommodation in Port Lincoln - pick up's start at 7.30am and returns approx. 5.30pm The days itinerary is as follows; Explore beautiful Lincoln National Park See spectacular coastal scenery on the Whalers Way Coastal Drive Watch koalas at Mikkira Station Have a coffee at Port Lincoln Marina Enjoy a delicious seafood lunch at Fresh Fish Place  See other Australian native wildlife such as kangaroos and emus in the wild Enjoy wine and produce tasting at a local vineyard Tour includes: Local guide, commentary, all activities, morning tea, lunch & wine tasting

$264.63 Private & Custom Tours

Private Port Lincoln Day Tour: Tasting Eyre

You will be picked up from your Port Lincoln accommodation between at 7.30am and 8.30am and we’ll start our day heading to Lincoln National Park, which features some of the most scenic coastline in South Australia. We’ll visit Wanna for great views over Sleaford Bay where you will see abundant native birdlife and lots of native wildlife including emus and kangaroos in this region.  We'll visit Mikkira Station, home to a population of friendly wild Koalas whom you will be able to get up close to for that perfect photo.Next its back into Port Lincoln to the Fresh Fish Place where you learn about our local fishing industry on a factory tour and seafood tasting followed by a delicious lunch of freshly prepared local seafood.  With a full tummy we’ll do Fred’s Marina Cruise and learn about the fishing industries that help make Port Lincoln Australia’s Seafood Capitol.Back on land we’ll head over to Boston Bay Wines overlooking the bay, sampling produce as we go, and finish the tour on top of the world at Winters Hill Lookout to have one last taste of seafood whilst enjoying 360-degree views overlooking Port Lincoln and Boston Bay.After a fantastic day we will drop you back to your Port Lincoln accommodation around 5.30pm.

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