Xplore Eyre: Port Lincoln Cruise Ships Tours
- Duration: 8 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Port Lincoln, SA
- Product code: TE2CS
This part of South Australia is famed for its spectacular and diverse coastal scenery. From rugged cliffs to white sandy beaches and massive sand dunes to rockpools, you won’t be able to put your camera away. Visit Lincoln National Park which with its vast sand dunes, rugged offshore islands and secluded white sandy beaches, features some of the most scenic coastline in South Australia. And do the 14km scenic drive along Whalers Way, also learning about the history of the region.
Not only will you be seeing the region you’ll be tasting it with Port Lincoln renowned as the seafood capital of Australia with the seafood from these waters some of the most sought-after in the world. On our Port Lincoln day tour “Tasting Eyre”, we’ll give you a chance to taste the produce from the ocean to the vineyards also stopping at picturesque Boston Bay Winery.
Lovers of wildlife will be thrilled by the koala’s at Mikkira Station and abundant native wildlife such as kangaroos, emus and birdlife and if you are lucky even some seals and sealions sun bathing on the rocks at Cape Wiles.
The scenery of the Eyre Peninsula is diverse and spectacular and our local guide will share their passion and knowledge of this world class destination with you and show you all the hidden gems you would never otherwise find!
• Lincoln National Park
• Whalers Way Coastal Drive
• Wild Koalas at Mikkira Station
• Delicious seafood lunch at the Fresh Fish Place
• Boston Bay Winery
• Wildlife encounters at Glen Forrest Tourist Park
• Commentary from our local and passionate guide
You will be picked up from the Port Lincoln Visitor Information Centre at 9.30am and once everyone is on board we’ll start our day heading to Lincoln National Park, which features some of the most scenic coastline in South Australia. We’ll visit Wanna for great views over Sleaford Bay where we’ll hopefully spot abundant native bird life including ospreys, wedgetail eagles and colourful rock parrots along the cliff top. Keep an eye on the water below as in the winter months you may even be lucky enough to spot some whales.
Next, we’ll head to Stamford Hill picnic ground on the other side of the park for morning tea and beautiful views across the harbour followed by a stroll along Surfleet Beach. After morning tea we’ll travel to Fisheries Bay and onto a 14-kilometre scenic coastal drive along Whalers Way to see breathtaking coastline and some of the oldest rocks in Australia. You’ll be spotting abundant native Australian wildlife such as emus and kangaroos in the sanctuary area so have your camera ready.
If you love wildlife then the next stop will be a highlight, meeting the very friendly koalas at Mikkira Station. The only wild koala colony on the Eyre Peninsula where you’ll be able to take that perfect photo as they eat the leaves of the many Manna Gum trees.
A fresh lunch will be prepared on site followed by an oyster shucking demonstration and most importantly tasting fresh oysters taken from the pristine waters of Coffin Bay. This is followed by a stroll around Port Lincoln Marina and foreshore where your local guide will tell you all about the extraordinary range of both commercial and private fishing vessels. Next we’ll make our way to Boston Bay Winery for produce tastings and picture-perfect views over Boston Bay.
At Glen Forest Tourist Park, you’ll have the opportunity to come up close and personal to kangaroos, parrots and other wildlife. Here you can also have a coffee and do some more wine tasting. Finish the tour on top of the world at Winters Hill lookout and after a fantastic day we will drop you back at the wharf in time for your scheduled cruise ship departure.
• Local guide
• All activities, national park fees and GST
• Morning tea
• Wine tasting
• Pick up and drop off
• Dietary requirements can be catered for but must be advised at time of booking
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