There's no need to choose between the outback and the ocean...
Not in the Eyre Peninsula, anyway. Flanked by the Gawler Ranges to the north, the Spencer Gulf to the east and the Great Australian Bight to the west, this triangular peninsula is one of South Australia's most unique (and beautiful) regions. Where else can you hike through 1500-million-year-old rock formations, explore glistening salt pans and pluck your own oysters straight from the sea? Throw in a passionate local to show you around, abundant native wildlife and some of the country's best seafood, and you've got an unforgettable Aussie adventure.
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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.
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The Eyre Peninsula is a 320-kilometre promontory located between the Great Australian Bight in the west, and the Spencer Gulf in the east. It's populated by a few townships including Port Augusta, Ceduna, Port Lincoln, Whyalla and Coffin Bay.
Our Eyre Peninsula trips start in Adelaide. There are daily flights to Adelaide from most major Australian cities including Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.
From Adelaide, you can drive to Port Augusta (4 hours) where you can then take the coastal route or go inland towards the Gawler Ranges. There are also three airports located in the Eyre Peninsula region — Ceduna, Port Lincoln and Whyalla — with daily flights to/from Adelaide.
The Eyre Peninsula is a vast region. Public transport is scarce or non-existent, so it's difficult to get around if you don’t have your own transport — all the more reason to join us for a tour!
The Eyre Peninsula is a year-round destination. With diverse landscapes and weather patterns, when to visit depends on what you want to see and do. Summer (December-February) is the best time to explore the coast as the skies are fairly clear and there's plenty of sunshine.
Winter (June-August) is a great time for wildlife as there's lots of vegetation (read: food) by creeks and rivers thanks to the rains. June to September is also a fantastic time to see southern right whales off the Head of Bight as they migrate to birth and nurse their young.
Ensure 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 want to bring one or two smart casual outfits for restaurants and bars in the evening.
If you're visiting in winter, you'll need a warm, waterproof jacket and a beanie as mornings and evenings can be chilly, and it can get quite blustery along the coast.
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.