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