Welcome to the vast expanse of Eyre Peninsula, a region waiting to be discovered. As you prepare to get started on your journey, you'll find that the Eyre Peninsula's charm lies in its wide-open spaces and unique experiences. Whether you're seeking the coast, rugged landscapes, or serene tranquility, this region has it all. With no public transport between towns, self-drive adventures are the norm, allowing you to set your own course. Plan for the unexpected, and be ready to explore remote areas, stocked with spare parts and a sense of adventure.
Your journey to Eyre Peninsula is an adventure in itself. We're a vast region filled with exciting experiences. Starting from Adelaide, it's about a four-hour drive to Whyalla. Along the way, you can take detours to explore Clare Valley's wineries, marvel at Lochiel's pink Lake, and visit the historic town of Port Augusta at the head of the Spencer Gulf.
For a unique twist in your journey, you can also stop by the Copper Coast towns on Yorke Peninsula and catch the Spencer Gulf Searoad in Wallaroo. This car ferry experience not only changes the scenery but also shortens your drive by two hours. It lands at Lucky Bay.
Upon reaching Port Augusta, you have options. Follow the picturesque coastline south from Whyalla or head west through Kimba and Wudinna to explore the stunning Gawler Ranges. If you're traveling from the east across the Nullarbor, Ceduna is a welcome sight, providing a taste of civilisation in the midst of nature's wonders.
Accessing Eyre Peninsula is a breeze with daily flights offered by both Rex Airlines and Qantas from Adelaide to Whyalla, Port Lincoln, and Ceduna. These short flights make it easy to embark on a weekend getaway to the region.
If you're considering renting a car, it's a good idea to book in advance to ensure a smooth arrival. When embarking on long-distance travel within the region, it's crucial to plan your journey with rest breaks in mind and to ensure you have sufficient fuel for your travels.
The Stateliner also operates throughout the week with the options of heading along the coast from Port Augusta through Whyalla and down to Port Lincoln or inland via Kimba and Streaky Bay to Ceduna.