Climb, run, swim, hike, paddle and immerse yourself in adventure in the Eyre Peninsula, and make the most of our beautiful environment! Whether it’s on land or in the water, there are lots of activities to connect with nature in a different way than just observing. Walking trails, hiking trails, biking trails and driving itineraries are plentiful, and you can make the most of our coastline by surfing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and scuba diving. What are you waiting for? Jump right in!
Hiking, biking and roadtrips galore
There are a plethora of trails to walk and hike across the region, including in the national parks. Hike to the top of Carappee Hill near Cleve, the highest point on the Eyre Peninsula, for spectacular views over the surrounding area (495m above sea level) and the Darke Peak range. You can take the bike if mountain biking is your speed, and you can also drive. Mount Greenly is another great hike, with views out to the ocean and famous Greenly Beach as well as paddocks that often bloom with canola in the spring.
In the national parks, Stamford Hill offers spectacular views of the Lincoln National Park (its just a 45-minute trip up and back), while the Hiltaba Walking Trails in the Gawler Ranges National Park range from 1 hour jaunts to a 5 hour loop that requires registration before you head off (safety first). Close to Whyalla, Wild Dog Hill is an easy 1.2km return journey for a great sunset spot.
You can take e-bike tours with Australian Coastal Safaris in Port Lincoln or hire one for the day in Streaky Bay through Ride West SA. There are quite a few leisurely places to ride, like the Parnkalla Trail (Port Lincoln), the Polda Rock Reserve walking/biking trail in Wudinna or the Oyster Walk in Coffin Bay.
If you’d rather run up and down those sandhills, you can also hire sandboards in Port Lincoln!
Surf, kayak, dive and more
Find activities for young and old in the water, depending on your activity level. If you’ve always wanted to hit the waves but don’t know how, Xtreme Kites & Paddle in Port Lincoln offer surf lessons for beginners and intermediates. You can also take an SUP lesson and tour, kiteboarding lessons or a guided kayaking tour! Streaky Bay Surf School in – you guessed it – Streaky Bay also offers surf and SUP lessons out on the stunning west coast.
If it’s the underwater world you’re rather explore, why not check out a scuba diving tour with Coffin Bay Scuba Co? Certified divers can take one of their Guided Dives, but for those with absolutely no experience you can take the ‘Discover Scuba Diving’ course to see what it’s like! They also offer Open Water certification courses. if you’d rather something a little more leisurely, there is excellent fishing from the east coast of the Eyre Peninsula right into the far west.
Join the Australian Salmon Fishing Championship in Elliston over the winter months, or try your luck for tuna or mulloway out west. And don’t forget King George Whiting! Join a fishing charter to maximise your chances – GT Fishing Charters, Cowell Fishing Adventures and Port Lincoln Fishing Charters are good places to start.