Vast, remote and brimming with ocean-meets-outback beauty. The Eyre Peninsula is one of the crown jewels of South Australia.
Ancient rock formations that hold the secrets of time, huge salt flats, screensaver-worthy beaches and heaps of unique flora and fauna—experience it all on our Eyre Peninsula tours. Join your Intrepid guide on a journey through the arid lands of Port Augusta and the Gawler Ranges to the salty shores of Penong and Coffin Bay, while learning about First Nations Cultures along the way. Whether you want to go on a wildlife and natural history safari, watch sea lion pups learning how to swim off Point Labatt, eat some of South Australia's best seafood or discover the rich culture of the Scotdesco Aboriginal Community, the Eyre Peninsula promises to be an adventure you'll never forget.
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Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards
From 1 January 2023, Intrepid will no longer require travellers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (excluding all Polar trips and select adventure cruises). However, we continue to strongly recommend that all Intrepid travellers and leaders get vaccinated to protect themselves and others.
Specific proof of testing or vaccination may still be required by your destination or airline. Please ensure you check travel and entry requirements carefully.
The Eyre Peninsula is a 320 km (200 miles) promontory located in the middle of South Australia between the Great Australian Bight in the west and the Spencer Gulf in the east. The main towns include Port Augusta, Ceduna, Port Lincoln, Whyalla and Coffin Bay.
The easiest way to get to the Eyre Peninsula is via Adelaide. There are daily flights into Adelaide from all major cities in Australia including Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. From Adelaide, you can drive to Port Augusta (3.5 hours) where you can either take the coastal route or go inland towards the Gawler Ranges. There are also three regional airports located within the Eyre Peninsula in Ceduna, Port Lincoln and Whyalla with daily flights to and from Adelaide.
Spanning 320 km, the Eyre Peninsula is a huge region with heaps to see and do, and the easiest way to get around is by driving or going on a tour. You can take a coach to Ceduna, Whyalla and Port Lincoln with Premier Stateliner, but public transport within these destinations is scarce or non-existent, and it’ll be difficult to get around if you don’t have your own transport.
The Eyre Peninsula has a Mediterranean climate with mild weather and below-average rainfall throughout the year. June is the wettest month, but even still, it’s dry compared to more southern parts of South Australia.
Along the Eyre Peninsula coast, summer is warm and dry with average highs ranging between 24-32°C, while winter highs linger between 12-18°C. It generally gets hotter and drier the further inland you go, with places such as the Gawler Ranges experiencing summer highs of 31-33°C and 16-18°C during winter. Summer (December-February) is the busiest time of year when people flock to make the most of the weather and the great outdoors, so if you want reliably good weather and smaller crowds, consider planning your trip during the shoulder season at the end of spring (November) or autumn (March).
An Eyre Peninsula tour is active with lots of walking, swimming and exploring on the itinerary. Make sure you bring a comfortable pair of walking shoes or hiking boots, a pair of thongs, bathers, a sun hat, sunglasses, a daypack and clothing that you can layer up or down. You might also like to bring one or two smart casual outfits in case you visit restaurants and bars in the evening. If you're visiting in winter, you'll need a warm jacket and/or rain jacket to stay warm and dry.
Intrepid is committed to making travel widely accessible, regardless of ability or disability. That’s why we do our best to help as many people see the world as possible, regardless of any physical or mental limitations they might have. However, we’re always happy to talk to travellers with disabilities and see if we can help guide them towards the most suitable itinerary for their needs and where possible, make reasonable adjustments to our itineraries.