Eyre Peninsula Adventure

9 Days | Discover the corner of South Australia where the outback meets the ocean

5 out of 5 based on 10 reviews submitted.
EUR €1,796
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Welcome to the Eyre Peninsula, where wide open skies give way to inviting coastline and an abundance of wildlife roams freely. Discover the best of this inviting slice of South Australia over nine days with the passionate guidance of a local leader. Travel from Adelaide through arid landscapes to Port Augusta, discover the diversity of the Gawler Ranges National Park, look out for southern right whales at the Head of Bight, snap pictures of the iconic Lake Macdonnell and dine on freshly shucked oysters in Coffin Bay. From scenic outback towns to stunning surf spots, this adventure is sure to be one for the books.

Trip overview

Map of Eyre Peninsula Adventure including Australia
Adelaide, Australia
Adelaide, Australia
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
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This trip generates 70 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Uncover the diverse flora, fauna and formations of the Gawler Ranges National Park, from salt pans to mountains, gorges and the spectacular Organ Pipes.
  • Spend two evenings at the Scotdesco Aboriginal Community, learn about the history of the settlement and what life looks like today, and keep an eye out for southern hairy-nosed wombats!
  • Visit the Head of Bight, home to dazzling sand dunes, towering limestone cliffs, and often frequented by southern right whales who use the bight as a breeding ground.
  • Marvel at the pink and blue hues of Lake Macdonnell, watch the locals catch waves at the surf mecca of Cactus Beach and chill out in the laidback seaside town of Streaky Bay.
  • Experience a working oyster farm with a local farmer, including a hands-on shucking lesson, and taste the freshest oysters you’ve ever tasted, straight out of the water!
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Country Needs People. Donations help them support Indigenous land and sea management in Australia. Intrepid will double your impact by dollar-matching all post-trip donations made to The Intrepid Foundation.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This trip includes time spent travelling in a private vehicle with your group. Extra space can be tight, and conditions may feel a little cramped. It’s all part of the adventure and a great way to get to know your fellow travellers. Please read the itinerary carefully for travel time estimates.
  • If you are keen to keep exploring South Australia's highlights, you might like to consider our 2-day Kangaroo Island Short Break Adventure or 5-day Kangaroo Island Adventure. Search trip codes PZAI-C and PZSI on our website.


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5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners


Private vehicle, Ferry


Hotel (6 nights), Cabin with shared facilities (2 nights)

  • Port Augusta - Australian Arid Lands Botanic Gardens guided tour
  • Kimba - Big Galah
  • Gawler Ranges National Park - Sturt’s Lake, Yandinga Gorge & Organ Pipes
  • Penong - Windmill Museum
  • Bookabie - Aboriginal Community Stay
  • Head of Bight - Whale Watching Centre
  • Penong - Point Sinclair & Cactus Beach
  • Penong - Lake Macdonnell (Pink Lake)
  • Streaky Bay - Murphy's Haystacks
  • Point Labatt - Sea lion colony
  • Coffin Bay National Park - Yangie Bay or Point Avoid
  • Coffin Bay - Oyster farm experience
  • Tumby Bay - Silo Art
Add on activities
  • Wudinna - Big Farmer - Free
  • Wudinna - Climb Mt Wudinna - Free
  • Ceduna - Arts Centre (entry by donation) - Free

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Important notes

The trip starts in Adelaide with a Welcome Meeting at 8 am on Day 1 at our joining point hotel, and finishes back in Adelaide on Day 9 at our finish point hotel around 6pm. Accommodation is not included on this day but can be booked on request.

A Single Supplement can be booked if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip, subject to availability. This does not include Days 4 and 5 in Bookabie where you will be matched up with travellers of the same gender. If a single cabin is available for these nights, you may be able to pay locally to have your own accommodation.

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5 out of 5 based on 10 reviews submitted.
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Suzanne · Traveled June 2024
The Eyre Peninsula has history, quirky towns and beautiful scenery. Hikes along rocky gorges, climbs up monoliths in the Gawler Ranges. There’s lots of wildlife: kangaroos, emus, wedgetail eagles, whales, seal lions and wombats. The rugged southern coastline is spectacular. Memorable sunrises and sunsets. Much laughter shucking oysters at CoffinBay.
Review submitted 01 Jul 2024

Marie · Traveled June 2024
The eyre peninsula adventure is just that.The Trip is interesting and the scenery is fantastic. I'm glad I did this trip and will use intrepid again.
Review submitted 30 Jun 2024

Christina · Traveled April 2024
Happy to share what ready written in this review
Review submitted 13 Apr 2024

Ronald · Traveled April 2024
An adventure to a less known area of Australia. Remarkable rugged coastline and coastal colours.
Review submitted 18 Apr 2024

Peter · Traveled September 2022
This trip has it all. Scenery such as the rugged coastline of the Great Australian Bight or the rocky outcrops of the Gawler Ranges. The beauty of the wildflowers in spring. The wildlife such as the whales, porpoises, sea lions and fur seals along the coast. Stunning bird life such as Major Mitchell Cockatoos and Port Lincoln Parrots, plus emus in abundance. Plus, iconic marsupials such as gray kangaroos, euros, and Wombats. Then, to round it off there was the fresh seafood on the Southern Eyre Peninsula. Coffin Bay oysters! Yum!
Review submitted 03 Oct 2022
Eyre Peninsula Adventure
EUR €1,796