From Port Lincoln to Ceduna
This Blog is part 2 of the guide to Eyre Peninsula to read Part 1 click Here . After Port Lincoln the stops along the coastline become more spectacular and more remote. There is epic rock pools and beautiful walking trails.
Home to some of the most popular and renowned oysters in the world. Coffin Bay is where you can find Australia’s thriving oyster farms. Providing fresh oysters to all of Australia, as well as other parts of the world. Jump onto an Oyster Farm Tour to learn more about how oysters are grown and harvested. Tours are from $75per person click here to learn more about the tours and to book. In Coffin Bay there is also some awesome walking trails along the Oyster Walking trail.
Oyster walking Trail
The Oyster Walk is a walking trail that follows the foreshore along the town of Coffin Bay.
The full trail is 10.4km long. The trail can be done in shorter loop. The section to Old Oyster Town in Kellidie Conservation Park is 2.2km one-way (or 4.4km return) from the main highway and park entrance. For the rest of the trails start from the jetty there is a few shorts loops and longer loops. From the Jetty to Coffin Bay lookout through Kellidie conservation park is 5.5km return loop. From the jetty to Heron Court 3.2km each way.
Coffin Bay National Park
With white sand beaches and some of the clearest turquoise water we’ve ever seen, surrounded by dense natural bush land. There are huge sand dunes here, epic waves and beautiful lookouts offering panoramic views over the ocean. There is 2WD access to Almonta Beach and Yangie Campground. After the campground is 4WD access only. Click Here for more information.
Yangie Bay Campground
Is the only 2WD accessible campground in Coffin Bay National Park. You will need a parks pass and the campground is from $20 per night. Click here to book and for all the up to date prices. We stayed at campsite 5 which was a perfect spot for our caravan and not to far away from the beach. There is drop toilet facilities and a kayak launch area.
There is a awesome hike up Greenly Hill. The hike is 4km 2 hour return and has spectacular views from the top. Although the trail is’nt well signed there is a rock stack once you reach the summit and the whole walk is pretty much up the ridge of the hill along a worn trail. Greenly Beach has some spectacular coast line and a big Rock Pool that is safe from the ocean waves. You can also camp along the coastline which are $5 per night.
Elliston Golf Course
The campground is located in Elliston for fully self contained vehicles. There is no facilties and the ground isn’t very level but it offers awesome views over Elliston and a great place to watch the sunset. There is a honesty box located at the golf course pavilion inside the brown box is envelopes and a box to put the envelope in. the campground is $10 per night.
As your heading towards Elliston its well worth the stop at Cummins lookout which is down a dirt track for 600 meters. There is spectacular coast line and amazing rugged cliffs looking down to beautiful rock pools. Its located 60km from Elliston.
Lock Well Beach
Located 15km from Elliston is Lock well Beach. With a 60 meter drop, the beach is accessible by a, 120 meter wooden staircase (283 steps). There are also a look-out offering panoramic views of the rugged coastline.
Eliston Coastal Trail
The Coastal Trail is 13.6 km of walking or riding track. Across the spectacular cliff top coastline between Little Bay Surf Break and Cape Finnis. The trail can be done as a loop or via smaller trails. The Little Bay Trail is 2.4km from Wellington point to Little surf break and back.
The Cliff top Trail To Anxious Beach
Clifftop trail which is 6.5km loop it goes past salmon point and the art sculptures along the coast line to Anxious bay. This section is mainly along a shared road which is hard compacted gravel with some stones. The beach loop is 5.7km loop along flat compacted rubble path and on the beach subject to tides. You pass the Elliston lookout and the jetty.
Talia Rock Pools
We found a few nice Rock pools just to the right of Talia Cave. The shore of Talia Beach is also covered in rock pools. You can’t go more than a few steps before there is another, with rock pools of all different sizes and depths.
The Woolshed Cave
At the same stop as the Talia Beach rock pools you can find the Woolshed Cave, a huge deep cave that opens up to give you a picture perfect view of the ocean.
Sitting randomly in the middle of a wheat field, Murphy’s Haystacks are a unique attraction along the Eyre Peninsula. Formed more than 1500 million years ago, these granite boulders were shaped by the weather and the wind to become what they are today. Entrance is $2 per adult or $4 per family. You can also buy local honey from $10 for 500g.
The Whistling Rocks are a must-see natural bucket list attraction located at Streaky Bay on the far western side of the Eyre Peninsula. The Whistling Rocks and the Blowholes, are the main attraction , take the boardwalk down through the clifftop sand dunes till you reach the cliff edge. Take a stroll along the viewing platforms. Recommend to visit on a high tide. Hallys Beach is located on the same road about 5 minutes from the whistling rocks. The surf and fishing is popular. Park at the carpark and enjoy the lookout over the beach or walk down the boardwalk stairs.
Foreshore Trail in Streaky Bay to Moores Shute
The trail is 7km each way from the Streaky bay caravan park to Moores Shute.
Perlubie beach campground is $15 per night to stay. You can book a site Here and display a permit whilst camping. There are no powered sites but there are toilet facilities.
Things to do:
– Discover the foreshore trail to Pinky point Lookout.
– Begin the World’s Longest Golf Course – Nullarbor Links at Ceduna Golf Course.
-Swim, relax, have a picnic on Alexander’s Beach.
– Head out to Decres Bay-Wittelbee Conservation Park, 10 kms from Ceduna. Snorkel, rock fish, swim and enjoy views of St Peters Island