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Claudia and Rachid Ait-Touati (Murraylands / Riverland region) and Mary and Javier Centenera (Mallala region) Stories

After feeling trapped in their home country of Holland, Claudia and Rachid decided it was time to realise Claudia’s childhood dream of moving to Australia. A migration agent advised them they would not be granted an Australian working visa. They didn’t have much money in the bank. If they couldn’t work they wouldn’t last long. But they decided to try their luck. They packed five bags, their young family and headed to Australia on a tourist visa.
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Visit the Barossa Region

The Barossa is a region of indulgence. It is world-famous for it's amazing wine culture, but this is matched by a rich food heritage and passion. When you visit you're sure to become a fan of more than just the wine.
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Visit the Eyre Peninsula

Boasting a combination of pristine coastline, rugged landscapes and an abundance of native wildlife, Eyre Peninsula is like no other region on earth. Whether it’s on land or at sea, Eyre Peninsula is truly Australia’s seafood frontier.
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Visit the Eyre Peninsula

Eyre Peninsula holidays

 

Boasting a combination of pristine coastline, rugged landscapes and an abundance of native wildlife, Eyre Peninsula is like no other region on earth. Whether it’s on land or at sea, Eyre Peninsula is truly Australia’s seafood frontier. 

From a seemingly never-ending coastline and the vast emptiness of the Nullarbor Plain to towering limestone cliffs and ancient granite outcrops, prepare to be surprised in a region of contrasting landscapes. Eyre Peninsula’s remoteness, ruggedness and natural beauty are all part of its charm.

For animal encounters of the feathered, finned or four-legged variety, Eyre Peninsula won’t disappoint. Coastal waters are home to schools of marine life, whether it’s magnificent Giant cuttlefish, playful sea lions, Bottlenose dolphins or the inspiring Southern Right whales. Inland, get up close to kangaroos, emus, soaring eagles and rare native fauna species.

Fittingly named ‘Australia’s seafood frontier’, Eyre Peninsula is appreciated by fishing

fanatics and renowned as one of the finest fishing areas in Australia. With plentiful and varied catches commonplace, this reputation is well-deserved. As a result, mouth-watering seafood is certainly on the menu. A tantalising smorgasbord, from shellfish to finfish, all gathered from the pristine waters surrounding Eyre Peninsula, is guaranteed to please any seafood connoisseur.

Seafood is the lifeblood of the region and
a visit to Eyre Peninsula wouldn’t be complete without taking part in the distinctive Seafood Trail, which takes you on an insightful journey along the pristine coastline from Whyalla to Streaky Bay. Watch as Bluefin tuna, kingfish, oysters and Murray cod are farmed and processed, or take part in one of the available tours.

Swim with Oceans Creatures

The ocean waters are largely surrounded by national parks, making them clean, wild and pristine – a welcoming habitat for a variety of sea creatures to flourish and the location for some of the most memorable water-based wildlife encounters in the country.

For animal lovers, it doesn’t get much better than having cuttlefish, whales, sea lions and dolphins all on your door step. Even the Great White shark makes sea-gazing a fascinating pastime – viewed from a cage of course!

There are few experiences in life parallel to the surreal opportunity of swimming with pods of wild dolphins and sea lions as they frolic in their home waters, playing and diving around you for the thrill of a lifetime. Or to get the blood pumping, take a dip with 50 kilogram tuna as they dart around you at lightning speed. Observe the amazing ‘chameleons of  the sea’ – Giant cuttlefish – as you snorkel or dive in the protected waters near Whyalla.

There are several operators who’ll escort you out into the water for an up-close experience. If you would rather stay dry, there are also excellent cruise options available enabling you to spot sea lions and fur seals tucked away on nearby rugged islands, all from the comfort of a boat.

For those seeking a real adrenaline rush, give cage diving in the waters south of Port Lincoln a shot and come nose-to-nose with a Great White shark. 

Seafood Trail

Eyre Peninsula is home to the largest commercial fishing fleet in the Southern Hemisphere, which enables the region to serve up renowned seafood, complemented by award-winning wines.

Despite only housing 2.2 per cent of South Australia’s population, Eyre Peninsula produces over 60 per cent of the state’s seafood, while the local grain growers produce 30 per cent of the state’s grain harvest. Eyre Peninsula’s Seafood Trail will lead you on a journey through the region, with amazing experiences to see, taste and purchase seafood direct from the suppliers. Oysters, abalone, prawns, tuna, Rock lobster and countless other delectable southern temperate fish are the local celebrities, and are enjoyed by seafood connoisseurs from around the world.

Eyre Peninsula’s Seafood Trail guides you
to the best restaurants around the region, where you’ll be guaranteed the best of Eyre Peninsula’s famous seafood or if you prefer to cook your own, you’ll be able to find fresh local seafood at the outlets featured on the trail. 

Gone Fishing

The pristine waters surrounding Eyre Peninsula are a haven for marine life and world-renowned for producing seafood of an extremely high quality. Succulent King George whiting, snapper, tuna, kingfish, Blue Swimmer crabs, sand crabs, squid and garfish are just some of the varieties lurking below the water.

Whether you’re a fanatical boat fisherman, an adventurous rock or surfcaster, or an amateur who enjoys relaxing with a line dangling from the jetty, Eyre Peninsula will satisfy your needs and fill your baskets with a variety of fresh fish year-round. 

Coffin Bay is a beautiful and idyllic holiday destination surrounded by pristine national and conservation parks.

Explore nearby Coffin Bay National Park, boasting pristine white sandy beaches, endless sand dunes and spectacular cliffs and coastline.

The countryside surrounding Coffin Bay
has many interesting drives and attractions, including Farm Beach and Mount Dutton Bay, with its fascinating old woolshed and restored jetty, used by South Australia’s famous ketches for many decades.

Meander along the picturesque foreshore through natural bushland, from the caravan park to Crinoline Point and the lookout in Kellidie Bay, on the delightful eight-kilometre Oyster Walk, which includes several bridges and is wheelchair accessible. Along the walk there are three public barbecues: next to
the yacht club, on the main jetty and at the boat ramp. Morgan Street Reserve offers a place to play on the oval and a BMX track with shelters, barbecues and toilets. Detailed information and a map are available from the Coffin Bay Visitor Information Outlet.

Coffin Bay

Renowned for its world-famous oysters and home to one of the most stunning estuaries in Australia, Coffin Bay is a popular holiday spot – its annual population swells from 500 to 3000 plus every summer. The pristine, calm waters are perfect for sailing, swimming, waterskiing and skin diving; while its meandering waterways, bays, channels and inlets are ideal for rock, surf, jetty and boat fishing. On-shore there’s Coffin Bay National Park to explore, as well as a golf course with resident kangaroos and lawnbowls. 

To find out more about the great places to visit in the Eyre Peninsula Region region of South Australia: here

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