Coffin Bay National Park

This park is on the south-western tip of the Eyre Peninsula with very similar country and coast to Albany.  There are many bush camping sites on little sheltered bays which were really well set up.  We felt the way this park and the Lincoln National Park are managed seems very effective yet not too restrictive. …

Gallipoli Beach

Around 30km north of Coffin Bay the coast line is just amazing; huge cliffs with sheer drops into deep water and surging swells and waves. We came across Gallipoli Beach, so named because some of the filming for the movie “Gallipoli” was done here in the ‘80’s. The cove is spectacular with a narrow beach…

Oyster farming

A great half-day boat trip gave us a really great tour of the bay.  Sea lions, dolphins, pelicans and many different types of birds were spotted all around the bays. We stopped at one of the numerous oyster leases in the bay to learn about the industry.  It takes up to 18 months to grow…

Coffin Bay

Now we really felt like we were on a relaxing holiday rather that touring around the place.  What started as a two-night stay turned into six nights. We just loved this area. Home of the Coffin Bay Oysters – so it was only fitting that we ate as many as we could while there.  We…

Port Lincoln

The Seafood Capital of Australia Port Lincoln is well known for its fishing industry including tuna, oysters, King George Whiting and King Prawns. It’s a regional centre that reminded us a bit of Geraldton in WA. Around 14,000 people and a reasonable shopping/business district as well as a lovely foreshore park and beach.  We’ve been…

Whyalla

After 550km of driving we had made good time so decided to bypass Port Augusta and make it to Whyalla for an overnight stop before heading south to explore the lower Eyre Peninsula once again.

Dingo and dug outs

After a very warm evening in William Creek and a nice pub meal, we got up at 5:30am and headed off to the western edge of Lake Eyre north at Halligan’s Bay and ABC Bay.  The Dog stayed in the camper and had a nice quiet sleep-in. It was 65km of rocky, sandy, corrugated track…