Due South Australia : Due South Australia 2014
DUE SOUTH AUSTRALIA | EYRE PENINSULA | www.duesouthaustralia.com.au | 97 EYRE PENINSULA VISIT U ntil quite recently Eyre Peninsula was South Australia’s best kept secret. Despite its abundance of seafood and other great produce, astonishing wildlife and flawless coastal scenery, the average visitor just stayed away – repelled by its sheer remoteness. But the peninsula’s fortunes are undergoing a radical change. The global popularity of shark cage diving and the creation of the Seafood Trail, which showcases the region’s top producers, chefs and fishing experiences, has put Eyre Peninsula well and truly back on the map. While seafood has been called the lifeblood of the Eyre Peninsula, there is so much more to this exciting region than meets the eye. The region offers a brilliant range of wilderness experiences – both on dry land and at sea – plus the chance to swim with sea lions, tuna and other creatures. Whale watching is also very popular. A large number of specialist cruises, charters and eco-tours now operate on the peninsula, taking the visitor to the most inaccessible spots – from Whyalla to Streaky Bay. Camping is also changing its profile. There are now safari- style camps for those who like a bit of comfort when they head out to the bush. The biggest changes are to be seen at Port Lincoln, now considered the adventure capital of Eyre Peninsula. Shark cage diving, swimming with sea lions and swimming with Described as Australia’s ‘seafood frontier’, Eyre Peninsula offers plenty of outdoor adventure – think cage diving with sharks, pristine national parks, rolling farmland, wild ocean beaches, picturesque towns and plenty of gourmet delights. EYRE PENINSULA tuna are all available. The bustling town overlooks Boston Bay, which is three times as large as Sydney Harbour, and boasts a wide range of accommodation, fine dining establishments and cafés. Port Lincoln’s fortunes are built on its export of Bluefin tuna, but the town is now the centre of a thriving wine growing region. Anna’s Vineyard, Boston Bay Wines, Delacolline Estate Wines and Lincoln Estate Wines are all producing wines of distinction and flavour. Whether you are a food lover, a nature lover, a thrill seeker or just crave wide open spaces, Eyre Peninsula offers an unforgettable travel experience – and one that will linger for many years to come.
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