Home of the South Australian Kingfish, this relaxing beach town is home to sandy beaches and an award-winning estuary mangrove boardwalk.
This little town is a hidden gem on the east coast of the Peninsula, Arno Bay’s peaceful atmosphere and mild climate make it a great getaway any time of the year. With a caravan park situated right near the beach, it’s a fisherman’s haven and the great community atmosphere means you’ll feel right at home.
Catch kingfish and huge snapper, or just throw in a line off the jetty. Have a picnic at the historic Super Shed, grab something to eat at the local café, relax on the beach with a book in hand and don’t forget to take the mangrove boardwalk.
Did we mention it’s award-winning?
Things To Do
Fishing, of course
Arno Bay really is a favourite amongst fishermen, and if you’re looking for a big snapper it’s a great place to stop. As we mentioned, it’s also known as the home of the Kingfish!
Check out the boardwalk
Meander through dense mangroves and mudflats, sapphire habitats, small tributaries and the main estuary waterway as you explore the award-winning Mangrove Boardwalk. Constructed by community volunteers, this 1.4km walk is wheelchair accessible and features three jetties for the keen fishermen and those looking to take a dip.
The beach, Centenary Park, the Super Shed and the foreshore are all great options for soaking in that sunshine and breathing in that clean sea air. The Super Shed in particular is a throwback to the town’s port days, the only remaining goods shed now used as a picnic facility with pylon seating. Interpretive signage included!
Tours & Hires
Are you ready to join the 20lb snapper club? Go fishing with Arno Bay Fishing Adventures aboard the Clayton Gallant – it’s big enough for the whole family! Targeting snapper, King George whiting and a whole range of other species in the rich waters of the Spencer Gulf.
By appointment only, these interpretive tours through the Arno Bay Estuary are hosted by a local marine biologist. It’s suitable for all ages and fitness levels, and it’s a must for bird and marine life enthusiasts. You’ll also learn about the tuna and kingfish operations at Clean Seas.
If you’re looking to indulge your love for fishing, let skipper Fuzzell show you a whale of a time. One of the best snapper charter operators in Australia and with 20 years’ experience in the waters around Arno Bay, this is one to consider if you’re looking for a big catch.