Luxury, Romantic and Boutique Accommodation on the Eyre Peninsula
Find gorgeous coastline and luxurious accommodation on the Eyre Peninsula
The Eyre Peninsula’s riches are so diverse that you’ll need to plan a trip that takes in both seaside and outback landscapes. In fact, it could be among the last great Australian travel secrets awaiting full discovery.
Port Lincoln makes a great starting point for exploring the region. It’s a grand road trip from Adelaide, perhaps taking a shortcut via the ferry at Walleroo. Alternatively you can fly from Adelaide and then hire a car. When you arrive you will discover one of Australia’s most interesting and picturesque seaside towns dotted with glorious boutique accommodation that will make you want to never leave.
Port Lincoln’s main street is fringed with Norfolk Pines and overlooks the pristine waters of Boston Bay, which is three times the size of Sydney Harbour. Oysters and tuna are core local industries, and Port Lincoln is justly known as Australia’s seafood capital. These highly innovative sea farming industries are sating appetites around the world; the Japanese love the farmed Blue Fin Tuna and plump Coffin Bay Oysters.
The Annual Tunarama Festival is held in January each year and offers activities, attractions and free entertainment for all ages. Due to the amount of visitors this festival attracts, it's recommended to book your Eyre Peninsula accommodation quite early if you plan to stay during this season. Most visitors to Port Lincoln take a boat trip to see the marine parks, learn about sustainable fishing and enjoy a lunch on the water. But seafood is just the start of the region’s attractions.
Tumby Bay is for dreamers in love or those in search of a truly peaceful family holiday. Stroll hand in hand along its pristine white beach with the rising or setting of the sun. It’s close to Port Lincoln but without any trace of the fishing capital’s hectic pace. Tumby is pure hideaway.
But peace and quiet isn’t for everyone. How about getting up close and personal with the sharks or swimming with the tuna? Tours run daily in the region and your Eyre Peninsula accommodation hosts can organise bookings.
There is another side to the Eyre Peninsula, the outback hills and valleys of the impressive Gawler Ranges. The Gawler Ranges National Park protects ancient rock formations that formed as a result of volcanic eruptions about 1.6 billion years ago. The exposed volcanic rhyolite, known as organ pipes, creates a spectacular vista. Dramatic hills and gullies washed by seasonal rainfalls make for a marvellous landscape. From the Gawler Ranges, self-drivers can head off to cross the vast Nullarbor Plain via Ceduna, the last seaside town before the border with Western Australia.
Discover beautiful luxury accommodation in Eyre Peninsula today, and plan a getaway you will never forget. To expand your stay further, why not also look through our South Australia accommodation.