The sheer vastness of Eyre Peninsula enables a huge diversity of plants and animals to thrive here. The gorges and gullies of Gawler Ranges National Park provide a peaceful sanctuary to more than 160 species of wildlife, including 21 rare and threatened species. As you explore this park, look out for Southern Hairy-nosed Wombats ambling by, rare Yellow-footed Rock-wallabies, the secretive Malleefowl or noisy Major Mitchell’s Cockatoos.
In winter, the Great Australian Bight Marine Park is the place to go whale watching or visit the cliff top lookout at Point Labatt Conservation Park to see Australian Sea-lions and New Zealand Fur Seals bask on the beach and rocks. Pods of dolphins are regular visitors to the sheltered bays of Lincoln National Park, with resident Emus, reptiles and Western Grey Kangaroos also at home in the park. If you’re lucky you may even see a rare White-bellied Sea Eagle or Osprey swoop across the surface of the sea to snatch a fish for dinner.