Wildlife, Culture & Seafood? Welcome to the Eyre Peninsula!
Your Next Foodie Adventure
You have travelled the world to experience international gastronomy.  You have tasted the cheese & wine from Bordeaux, perhaps you went truffle hunting in Tuscany or took a cooking class in Hanoi. Now it’s time for you to experience what's on offer in your own backyard...  

Living in Australia, we are so lucky to have some of the best quality local produce, wine makers, chefs and multicultural cuisines from around the world, however we often don’t think of doing those activities and experiences locally in Australia. Whether it’s in Regional Victoria; staying at one of the numerous incredible wineries scattered all over the state, or travelling interstate and shucking oysters in the Freycinet Peninsula in Tasmania, or eating under the stars at a bush BBQ in Central Australia's Outback. The opportunities really are endless. 

This week we are showcasing one of our newest culinary escapes. We are excited to partner with some of the best travel providers so that we can organise this and similar experiences for you. This fully escorted tour explores South Australia’s remote Eyre Peninsula, where you will be privy to the region’s incredible raw beauty, iconic wildlife encounters and ancient indigenous culture.
Wildlife, Culture & Seafood - The Eyre Peninsula
Known as Australia’s Seafood Frontier, an array of fresh prawns, mussels, squid and crab will tempt you. Your taste buds will lead the way. Discover rolling sand dunes, sapphire waters and white sandy beaches dotted with emus. For those seeking a thrill, swim with sealions or cage dive with sharks. Sip on sundowners listening to traditional Australian bush poetry as you watch the sunset over this wild rugged land over four unforgettable days. 
Taste oysters shucked straight from the ocean, savour bush foods, learn of dreamtime stories and connect on a deeper level to the local indigenous community. Come eye to eye with wild koalas as you embrace an extraordinary side of Australia you could only dream of.
- Day 1 -

Arrival, Wine & Dine!
Welcome to the seafood capital of Australia, Port Lincoln! Your local guide will greet you at the airport on your arrival around midday, before you delve straight into following your tastebuds. A taste of Port Lincoln and the gourmet delights is a absolute must for any visitor.
Meet Tony Ford, one of Port Lincoln and South Australia’s best chefs at his Boston Bay Winery for a late lunch of seafood and wine pairing. Cook your own fish whilst learning about the various wines grown here along with sampling some of Port Lincoln's very best seafood.

This winery is the world’s closest vineyard to the ocean and we often joke that pruning needs to be done at low tide so the crayfish don’t bite you!
From here, transfer to your accommodation for the next 3 nights, the Port Lincoln Hotel developed by Sam Sarin. The evening is yours at leisure and there are plenty of options for dinner at Sarins restaurant, Sharkey’s Bar, the Lounge or utilize the in-house room service. Café Del Giorno’s is another great restaurant close by and there are a number of other options within walking distance to the Port Lincoln Hotel. 
- Day 2 -

Coffin Bay Highlights
Arrive in Coffin Bay, an area of outstanding beauty, sapphire waters, world famous oysters and a variety of important species of flora and fauna. There are no other comparable systems of bays and inlets in such compact form anywhere on the coast, which is why this area is classified as a maritime wilderness area. This morning’s experience is something that will embed itself firmly into your memory for years to come. Local Nauo aboriginal Jody Miller and a Wirangu tribe member, are outstanding individuals looking to preserve their traditional stories, values and cultures by sharing the knowledge of their traditions from the soul.
This afternoon, we excite you with a cruise where you will be joining a local oyster farmer and cruising out to ‘The Brothers’ islands to observe the seabirds, seals and dolphins that call this area home. Whilst cruising, learn about the humble oyster, the process of farming these oysters, shuck your own oysters and of course, oyster tasting – the freshest oysters you will have probably ever tasted in your life!
This evening, return to your hotel to freshen up, before a five minute stroll to El Giorno’s for a tasting menu. Savour a mixture of local fresh seafood and land products that of course are all locally produced. The menu is so good in fact, we couldn't resist detailing it for you below:
Hiramusa yellowtail kingfish sashimi, Southern bluefin tuna sashimi and Coffin Bay oysters – natural – Tokyo – pickled ginger, soy sauce, mirin & wasabi.

Entrée 2

Entrée is followed with Devilled scallops – wrapped in bacon, with steamed rice and chilli cream sauce, salt and pepper calamari and Kinkawooka mussels – cooked in tomato, onion & garlic sauce. 


King George Whiting - cooked in Coopers pale ale beer batter, prime samm lamb steaks and Spanish king prawns - Spencer Gulf wild king prawns cooked in tomato & black bean sauce.
- Day 3 -

The Great Outdoors
Today is all about wildlife, nature and adventure featuring the amazing coast of the lower Eyre Peninsula. Set off early from your hotel around 6am for sunrise at one of the best viewing areas in South Australia – Winter Hill. From this vantage point, you can see the city of Port Lincoln, Boston Island, Boston Bay and all the way out to the stunning Port Lincoln National Park. Enjoy a picnic breakfast here as you absorb the 360 degree view towards Coffin Bay and the lower west coast of the Eyre Peninsula before continuing on to Whaler's Way.
Each stop along the dusty track is another superb photo opportunity, as the coastline and native wildlife inhabiting the area are truly spectacular. Further along, you'll stop at Cape Carnot, where the Ocean meets some of the oldest rock formations on the planet.
Continue on to the beautiful Mikkira Station, one of Australia’s very best habitats where Koalas can be found in the wild and at incredibly close proximity. Visit the restored original homestead and go for a stroll under the beautiful old Eucalypt trees and come face to face with the cuddly icon of Australia in their hundreds, as they laze in the Manna gums.
As the sun settles for the evening, we will relax with a platter of local produce, wine and listen to the sounds of nature as you enjoy listening to Australian Bush Poetry – Listen and be totally entertained with a true Aussie and his repertoire of Australian Bush Poetry. Sit back in amongst the koalas and wildlife, with a local drop and reminisce about our distant past.
- Day 4 -

Eyre At Leisure
Today is yours at leisure until 11am when you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight. We can also organise (in advance) the below experiences for you if you would like to spend additional time exploring the Eyre Peninsula.
Option 1 – Scenic Flight over the lower Eyre Peninsula
What a great way to finish off your experience to Port Lincoln, Coffin Bay and the lower Eyre Peninsula. Transfer to the take-off site, where you will meet your pilot and board the Cessna 207, which flies at low altitude. Take off over Boston Island to the north of Port Lincoln and get a rare glimpse from the sky of Port Lincoln City and sights, islands and Boston Harbour, (5 times the size of Sydney Harbour).

From here, you cruise over the coast of the Lincoln National Park on the lookout for sea and land wildlife. Fly over massive sand-dunes, stunning coastline, majestic cliffs of Whalers Way and the southernmost point of Eyre Peninsula. As you travel on to Coffin Bay, on the right are untouched landscapes, which are only accessible by walking trails, on your left is the great expanse of the Great Aussie Bight. 

Option 2 – Port Lincoln: Swimming with Australian Sealions
Witnessing the rare and endangered Australian Sea Lions in their natural underwater habitat, is one of the most life-enhancing experiences. The inquisitive, gentle nature of these stunning sea creatures is unparalleled in the underwater world. Seal Cove, Hopkins Island is where the gorgeous puppies of the sea welcome your arrival, as they bound toward the boat with their unmistakable glee and excitement.

The gentlest of underwater mammals, sea lions love to play! After watching leaps and twists out of the water and showing off backflips, you will definitely experience the joy they get from swimming with you and you with them. You also cruise around the shores of the Port Lincoln National Park and the cliffs of the beautiful Memory Cove wilderness sanctuary. 

Option 3 – Great White Shark Cage Diving
(extra nights accommodation required)
Depart early for one of the most extreme and exhilarating ocean interactions with the world’s most feared predator of the sea! Honed by millions of years of evolution, the Great White Shark is one of the most graceful and awe-inspiring fish in the ocean. Absolutely nothing will prepare you for the unique experience on your first encounter with this magnificent specimen in its natural environment.

Each person will experience 45 min cage viewing, face to face, with the amazing Great Whites through crystal clear waters. Cameras are a must have, as the action from the fly bridge and the deck is absolutely fantastic! Your day concludes about 6.30-7pm that evening with incredible memories. The transfer back to your Port Lincoln hotel is included.
Pricing & Inclusions
The Package Includes:
  • Return airport transfers
  • Fully guided in 4WD vehicle
  • Experienced local guide
  • All daily activities, permit & fees
  • Boston Bay Winery - Food & Wine
  • Indigenous cultural experience
  • Coffin Bay Cruise & Tour
  • All Park entrance fees
  • Mikkira Koala Sanctuary
  • 3 nights accommodation Port Lincoln Hotel - Ocean View Balcony
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 1 Dinner

4 Day | Guided Tour
from $3,576 pp* Sharing
Want to explore on your own? This tour itinerary can also be tailored to you if you prefer a self-guided holiday. Give our team a call today to start planning 03 94811077 or click below to discover some of our team's favourite foodie destinations in Australia.
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