The Eyre Peninsula is a beautiful and diverse region located in South Australia. It is a long, narrow peninsula that juts into the Great Australian Bight, boasting crystal clear waters, stunning coastal scenery, and white sandy beaches. Within its waterways is a bounty of seafood, where it gets its nickname — the seafood frontier. Wade into the waters and pluck out fresh abalone, cockles, and gigantic tuna.
The region boasts a rich diversity of marine life, including dolphins, seals, whales, and sharks, making it a popular destination for snorkelling, diving, and fishing enthusiasts. Take advantage of this slice of rugged and wild beauty with a stay at the best beachside shacks, farm stays, and tiny homes dotted along the peninsula.
Sandy Point Beach is your own private oasis overlooking Sleaford Bay and Port Lincoln National Park, eighty metres from the tiny abode known as Eyre. Way. Whether you book Yambara or Maldhi, you can’t go wrong with these stylish tiny homes. Despite its obvious tiny nature, the bathroom is big enough for his and her shower. The main bed commands the living room space, while a hidden loft keeps the second bed a secret, perfect for two adults and two children. The house runs on solar power and a battery system. There’s air conditioning for the warmer months, instant gas for hot water, and everything you could need for a comfortable stay, including the luxuries of quality linens and towels and eco-friendly Koala mattresses. Not to mention, you’re just metres away from your own private beach.
Camel Beach House is another option for travellers looking for an off-grid stay. This modern rustic box perched on a private beach is a place to recharge and reconnect with the outdoors. The land it sits on is a conservation estate, home to Australian Sea Lion, White-Bellied Sea Eagle, Osprey, and the Hooded Plover. In May, the majestic Southern Right Whale migration travels past Camel Beach on its way to the Head of Bight breeding and nursery grounds and passes by again in October on its way back to Antarctica waters. Guests will find everything they need to live comfortably in the sustainable eco-nest while being fully immersed in the Peninsula’s wild nature.
Sleep in a restored train carriage, reimagined into a boutique, off-grid abode. The Greenly Carriage is striking to look at and photographs well, which makes it a popular choice for those looking for something unique. Timber walls keep the atmosphere warm and plush linens make it cosy inside. There’s not much around but rugged wilderness, although a short drive away is the famous Greenly Rock Pools. It’s a hidden gem and a must-do, especially if you’re so close, as it’s usually an hour’s drive from Port Lincoln.
When it comes to staying close to Port Lincoln, skip the hotels in town and book a farm stay. Located just a 20-minute drive from town, Tanonga is private and immersed in rolling verdant hills and tall grasses. There are three lodges to choose from, including The Ridge, which sits atop a hill and has 360-degree views of the surrounding valley. The sunsets in the morning are spectacular and best taken in from the bedroom. Each lodge is self-contained and ideal for long or short stays. The fully-equipped kitchen can handle just about all your cooking needs. You can order a hamper of local goods to be waiting for you on arrival.