Natural wonders to explore
There’s so much to see and explore outside of the parks too – and plenty of great places for the kids to run around and discover. Whaler’s Way near Port Lincoln can be accessed via a permit (online or via the Port Lincoln Visitor Information Centre) and is definitely on the wild side. Rugged cliffs, spectacular views and beautiful rock pools (beware the waves and tides) make for an excellent day out.
Rock hop your way around Wudinna on the Eyre Highway, making stops at Pildappa with its impressive wave formation and climbing to the top of Mount Wudinna for views to the ranges. Keep with the rock theme and visit the amusingly named Murphy’s Haystacks near Streaky Bay – named after a Scottish visitor thought they were haystacks in a paddock! It’s just a gold coin donation.
And we can’t talk about natural wonders without mentioning Lake MacDonnell, our (usually) pink lake near Penong, the many, many rock pools dotted along the coast (Greenly Beach and Point Brown are two notable ones) and the breath-taking Talia Cave. Be careful at this location, especially if you’re planning on walking to the back of the cave – we don’t recommend it.
If you really want to get away from it all, you can always stay at Flinders Island and pretend you’re the owner of your very own private island.