It felt appropriate to take my own little tour of South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula on my recent Australia trip (hosted by Tourism Australia/South Australia) since it borders a gulf called “Spencer Gulf”. The main city, Port Lincoln, is considered the seafood capital of Australia (sign me up), and just 50 minutes due west from Adelaide by small airplane (8+ hours by car since there are two major bodies of water between Port Lincoln and Adelaide). The combo of its uniqueness coupled with its off-the-beaten-path location made Eyre Peninsula just the kind of destination I wanted to visit. And I’m just going to come right out and say it, that the Eyre Peninsula is one of the coolest, most beautiful offbeat places I’ve ever visited.
Most of my two days up and down the Eyre Peninsula was with David Doudle, owner of Goin’ Off Safaris, who grew up farming, fishing, and discovering the very off-the-beaten-path (and I mean off-the-beaten-path) places we’d be traveling to. And the guy delivers, perhaps more than any guide I’ve ever had. In less than 36 hours, I came face to face with a koala, saw a kangaroo, went to the world’s closest winery to the ocean, and took a joyride in a 1963 Holden EJ Utility. If I would’ve requested a unicorn, I think he would have made it happen.
But while I’ll soon be sharing more about my experiences up and down the Eyre Peninsula, I first wanted to give you a little taste. So below I take you on a virtual tour of South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula in photos.
Tour of South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula
What offbeat place do you most want to visit in Australia?