Getting to Eyre Peninsula
Whether by road or air, getting to Eyre Peninsula is easy and once you’re here let the journey begin.
In Eyre Peninsula the journey is part of the adventure and the four-hour drive from Adelaide to Port Augusta, via Highway One, is scenic, with the Spencer Gulf on your left and the Flinders Ranges’ purple hues to your right, before travelling around the Spencer Gulf and down to Eyre Peninsula. The Middleback Ranges will then appear to the right as you travel through Whyalla and Cowell. For more information on driving distances and times click here.
SeaSA operate a new modern and sophisticated vehicle and passenger ferry, Aurora V, offering fast, luxurious transfers between the Yorke and Eyre Peninsulas.
Cross the Spencer Gulf in just over 2 hours between Wallaroo on the Yorke Peninsula and Lucky Bay (near Cowell) on the Eyre Peninsula. No more pot-holes, traffic jams and road-trains! Simply drive on, sit back and relax and let your holiday begin.
The Eyre Peninsula boasts more daily flights than any other region outside of Adelaide and is serviced by three regional airports in Port Lincoln, Whyalla and Ceduna and two major airlines Regional Express and Qantaslink – with daily services to and from Adelaide, allowing access to the Eyre Peninsula in as short as 40 minutes.
Regular coach services between Adelaide and Whyalla, Port Augusta, Port Lincoln and Ceduna are run by Premier Stateliner.
Getting around Eyre Peninsula
Touring the region
Eyre Peninsula has a host of quality tour operators who’ll be more than happy to help arrange your travel and guide you on your journey around the Eyre Peninsula – they’ll also be sure to let you in on local secret spots to highlight the best the Eyre Peninsula has to offer.
If you enjoy the slower pace of life and getting up close to nature then cycling around Eyre Peninsula is an option. As always though, be prepared, carry spare parts, take as much water as you can and wear bright clothing.
With large stretches of road to explore and hidden secrets around every corner, Eyre Peninsula is made for a self-drive holiday.
Just be aware that some fuel outlets have limited opening hours so always check forward town facilities and services (fuel, water, medical, etc). Always carry sufficient water and spare parts, especially in remote areas, and check road conditions.
Bus or taxi
Major towns are serviced by a good local bus and taxi network, contact the closest Visitor Information Centre for details.
There are several car hire companies operating throughout Eyre Peninsula, with locations at Port Lincoln, Whyalla and Ceduna airports, making a fly/drive holiday easy to arrange.
Are you looking for that camping experience but don’t have the time or the luxury of your own camper. Then why not take the opportunity to hire one of our locally built heavy duty campers – www.cruisercampers.com.au
Drive on Left in Australia
Take care when driving on Australian roads. Be sure to drive on the left hand side of two-way roads. Obey the road signs and remember that speed limits are strictly enforced in Australia. You must not drive if your blood alcohol level is 0.05 per cent or higher, nor are you permitted to use a hand-held mobile phone when driving. When travelling long distances plan your journey to include several rest breaks and ensure you have enough fuel for your journey. For your safety and enjoyment slow down, relax, and enjoy the country pace of Eyre Peninsula.