Hills smothered in wild flowers edged by a craggy coast, the Eyre Peninsula stretches from the vast landscape of the South Australian Outback to the ocean.
To the north are the Gawler Ranges, rich with wildlife, while at the natural harbour of Port Lincoln sea lions and dolphins roam. Overlooking the Great Australian Bight to the west, Baird Bay is abundant with sea lions and from June to October, with migrating southern right whales.
Regular flights from Adelaide arrive at Port Lincoln, the hub of many off-the-beaten track encounters on small-group 4WD vehicle tours.
Swimming with sea lions
Sitting in the middle of a channel and guarding the approaches to Baird Bay, Jones Island hosts a colony of Australian sea lions. Take to the shallow waters and you will soon be joined by a handful of these wondrous creatures, which swim up close and make elegant tumble turns, stare inquisitively into your mask and tickle you with their whiskers. This amazing encounter is possible for those staying at Baird Bay Lodge, or as part of a Gawler Ranges Safari.
Map of Eyre Peninsula
Places & hotels on the map
Places in and around Eyre Peninsula
- Baird Bay Eyre Peninsula
- The Gawler Ranges National Park 105 miles away
- Kangaroo Island 148 miles away
- Clare Valley 168 miles away
- Adelaide 174 miles away
- Fleurieu Peninsula 184 miles away
- Barossa Valley 185 miles away
- Flinders Ranges 243 miles away
- Coorong National Park 247 miles away
- Andamooka 265 miles away
- South Australia 273 miles away
- Murray River 275 miles away