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 harbor 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 169 kilometers away
- Kangaroo Island 238 kilometers away
- Clare Valley 269 kilometers away
- Adelaide 280 kilometers away
- Fleurieu Peninsula 296 kilometers away
- Barossa Valley 298 kilometers away
- Flinders Ranges 391 kilometers away
- Coorong National Park 398 kilometers away
- Andamooka 427 kilometers away
- South Australia 440 kilometers away
- Murray River 443 kilometers away