Nature & Wildlife

Coffin Bay National Park

Nature & Wildlife

In the Eyre Peninsula wildlife on both land and sea is as abundant as it is special, with one on one interaction the norm not the exception.

For marine nature lovers, it doesn’t get much better than this, Tuna, cuttlefish, whales, Sea Lions, dolphins, even the great white shark make ‘sea gazing’ a fascinating pastime.

Swim with wild Sea Lions and dolphins as they play and dive around you for the thrill of a lifetime.  Observe the amazing ‘chameleons of the sea’, giant cuttlefish as you snorkel or dive in the protected waters near Whyalla. Or for a real adrenaline rush and a close encounter with a great white shark try a cage dive in the waters south of Port Lincoln.

Each year, between May and October, Bunda Cliffs on the Nullarbor Plain coastline becomes a free-range crèche for Southern Right Whales. The most accessible place for observing the whales is at Head of Bight or Fowlers Bay so pack your binoculars, a picnic lunch and while away the hours transfixed by these majestic creatures.

Venture inland and encounter kangaroos, emus, wombats and amazing birdlife whilst on safari in the Gawler Ranges or the region’s national parks. Our wildlife is diverse with many opportunities for you to see unique and rare native species at play in their natural habitat including the only wild population of Koala's on the Eyre Peninsula, just a short drive from Port Lincoln.

The national and conservation parks are home to many endangered species; with breeding programs ensuing they will be a feature of the Australian landscape for many generations to come.

The memories of your wildlife encounters will stay with you long after you leave Eyre Peninsula.

Gawler Ranges National ParkAustralian Dolphin