The last major town before the famed Nullarbor is home to the famous Oysterfest and a rich Indigenous culture.
Set amid a patchwork of grain paddocks and bushland, sandy beaches and rugged cliffs, Ceduna has everything needed to make it your perfect holiday location. As the gateway to the Nullarbor, and a thriving seafood and oyster destination, it’s perfect for all the family.
Do a spot of fishing, take a dip, discover Indigenous art, learn about the local history and explore the vastness of the Nullarbor. It’s also the perfect place to base yourself and whale-watch at the Head of the Great Australian Bight!
With plenty of accommodation options, and a fully serviced town centre, it’s a fantastic getaway to embrace the isolation of the bushland and the dramatic beauty of the coast.
Things To Do
Visit the Ceduna Aboriginal Arts & Culture Centre
Discover artwork by over 100 different Indigenous artists in the Far West region, and hear the local languages of the Wirangu and Kookatha people. It’s a great opportunity to buy some art connected to country.
Play the world’s longest golf course
Stretching from Ceduna to Kalgoorlie in Western Australia, you absolutely will need a car to get across the ‘green’! The Nullarbor Links Golf Course is 1,365km long.
Drop a line
You can’t go past fishing for this area – you’ll catch something for sure, and you can explore the unspoilt Nuyts Archipelago Conservation Park which is teeming with marine life against a backdrop of brightly coloured corals.
Go surfing at Cactus Beach
And see the stunning Lake MacDonnell, a salt lake well-known for its vibrant pink colour. Just remember, this is a surf beach and it’s not for beginners, and people come all over the world to try their hand on these breaks. Be careful out there.
Enjoy the seafood
How could you not? Visit the local hotel, the Oyster Barn, or one of the local cafes for delicious seafood eats. Or catch your own!
Tours & Hires
With aircraft based in Ceduna, Adelaide and Rawnsley Park Station in the Flinders Ranges, Chinta Air can show you some of the best of South Australia. They can also show you epic sky-high views of Ceduna, the amazing coastline and the great expanse of the Nullarbor.
Follow the Endeavour Walking Trail
Start at the Sailing Club and follow the 4km trail to Pinky Point, and view the islands home to the tiny people of Lilliput referenced in Gulliver’s Travels – they’re actually called St Peter and St Francis. It’s easy and there’s interpretive signage.
Explore Googs Track
For the 4WDers out there, follow Googs Track north from Ceduna to the Transcontinental Railway Line and then east to Kingoonya. It’s not for the faint-hearted, and you need to be well prepared.
Festivals & Events
You can’t go past the Ceduna Oysterfest – a long weekend full of family fun, music, dance, art, wine and of course: delicious seafood and amazing oysters. Held every October long weekend, check out the street market and entertainment, get a ticket to the Oysterfest dinner and enjoy the parade and fireworks.