5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do In Eyre Peninsula, Located A 50-minute Flight Away From Adelaide

Take delight in this underrated peninsula, otherwise known as Australia’s seafood frontier

By Mavis Teo

Despite some of the attractions Eyre Peninsula has - open spaces, beautiful coastlines, fresh seafood and good wine – it has so far remained under the radar of many Asian tourists, including those from Singapore.  Though 434,000 Singaporeans visited Australia last year, only three per cent went to South Australia (according to Tourism Australia’s figures released during the Australian Tourism Exchange in Adelaide this April). Out of this figure, a smaller number ventured to Eyre Peninsula.

For a start, “Eyre” is pronounced as “Aire”, not “error”. There are definitely more than five things you might not know about this gem. Owner of Australian Wildlife Adventures Craig “Hassie” Haslam brought us around and showed us the ways to enjoy Eyre. His repertoire is a lot wider – we’re just scratching the surface with these.

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Photo: Australian Wildlife Adventures

3. See wild koalas

There’s a koala sanctuary outside Port Lincoln, the city centre of Eyre Peninsula. Wild Koala bears love Mikkara Station because this former sheep shearing station is home to many gum trees – their source of food. During the day, you will find many of them hanging on to trees while sleeping.

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