Roughly the size of Switzerland, the Eyre Peninsula occupies a vast tract of western South Australia with 2,400km of spectacular coastline stretching from the Spencer Gulf, across the Great Australian Bight to the West Australia boarder. The major cities of the region include Port Lincoln on the Lower Eyre Peninsula, the city of Whyalla in the East, the Gawler Ranges in the north, Streaky Bay and Ceduna on the west and the entrance of the Nullabor Plain in the very centre of the country.
This is a bountiful region of great natural beauty, gentle climate and relaxed lifestyle and supports a growing population of resourceful and enterprising people. The Eyre Peninsula is one of South Australia’s most productive regions, generating an estimated $2.4 billion annually and exporting $1.76 billion. This region is Australia’s major seafood hub with more than 65% of the nation’s seafood coming from these waters. Green-lipped abalone, scallops, prawns, oysters and tuna ae just some of the region’s specialities. Other key industries include agriculture, tourism and mining of the region’s rich mineral resources.
Whyalla is South Australia’s third largest city, located on the eastern coast of the Eyre Peninsula 75km south of Port Augusta and 4.5 hours or 328km from Adelaide. There are good road connections or regional flights with Regional Express and QantasLink from Adelaide. They city has a rich history built on steel production and resource processing. Port Lincoln is a progressive, vibrant coastal city which is an attractive place in which to live, work and grow. The city is a major fishing, aquaculture and seafood processing centre and can be reached via a six hour drive from Adelaide or short flight with Regional Express or QantasLink.
This entire region boasts an enviable lifestyle, it’s a place of extreme natural beauty with a multitude of landscapes and outdoor adventures. The pristine waters make the Eyre Peninsula a coastal playground, offering everything from jetty and beach fishing in the towns and cities to perfect surf conditions on isolated beaches. The more adventurous visitors to the area also can swim with dolphins and sea lions, cage dive with great white sharks or take an intimate whale watching tour.
The strong sense of community is what makes this region thrive. Locals will be the first to tell you that this region can provide an abundance of opportunity and an enviable lifestyle for those ready to dive in.