EYRE PENINSULA

EYRE PENINSULA ACCOUNTS FOR MORE than 60% of South Australia's seafood, with fish exported all over the world. The region boasts one of the largest commercial fisheries in Australia, with bluefin tuna, southern rock lobster, king prawns and oysters the most common catches.

Visitors to the region can now discover the secrets of the region's $430 million aquaculture industry through the development of a new Seafood and Aquaculture Trail. The trail includes 12 guided tours on a self-drive trail stretching from Whyalla to Ceduna.

Highlights of the self-drive Seafood and Aquaculture Trail include:

  • Learning about yellowtail kingfish, abalone, crayfish, scallops, snapper, mulloway, crabs, seahorses and numerous species of shark.
  • Viewing 25-35 kilogram mulloway and yellowtail kingfish.
  • Observing southern blue fin tuna worth as much as $5,000 each.
  • Spotting the difference between a prawn, cray, and tuna boat while viewing the largest commercial fishing fleet in the southern hemisphere.

The Eyre Peninsula is also producing some award winning wines to compliment the local seafood. Boston Bay Wines and Delacolline Estate Wines are two wineries in Port Lincoln with sea and rural views. During the winter months, visitors can taste a glass of wine in the vineyard while viewing migrating southern right whales.

 

 

 
 
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