Attractions on the Eyre Peninsula

Image: Experience Coffin Bay, Eyre Peninsula by Tourism Australia

Things to Do on the Eyre Peninsula

Tumby Bay is the ideal base for anyone wanting to explore the Eyre Peninsula with the major tourist attractions an easy drive. Many of our guests alternate between relaxing in Tumby for the day and heading out to see some of the amazing sites within easy reach.

Eyre Peninsula Attractions

Image: Port Lincoln Marina, Eyre Peninsula by Issac Forman

Port Lincoln Marina

See the tuna and prawn boats lined up next to each other in this working marina, if you’re lucky you might see them unloading their catch. The Port Lincoln Marina Hotel offers a great place for lunch overlooking the incoming boats.

Port Lincoln National Park

This is a stunning location to visit with untouched beaches, great walking trails and long views is well worth a visit. Here you can go to Memory Cove where Matthew Flinders lost 8 of his crew drowned in 1802; he erected a plaque in their honour which has since been replaced by a more permanent plaque. He named the local islands after the drowned sailors.

Image: Memory Cove, Eyre Peninsula by South Australian Tourism Commision
Image: Experience Coffin Bay, Eyre Peninsula by Tourism Australia

Coffin Bay

Named after a friend of explorer Matthew Flinders, Coffin Bay is famous for its delicious oysters. The protected and scenic bay is ideal for a day trip, with lunch at Oyster HQ a local favourite.

Coffin Bay National Park

A rugged and windswept national park with stunning views and large empty beaches. You’ll want a 4×4 for a comfortable visit.

Image: Coffin Bay National Park, Eyre Peninsula by Isaac Forman

Koppio Museum

A gem of a place and perfect for kids and adults alike, this museum features an original blacksmiths workshop and home along with hundreds of old farm equipment donated by locals. From Koppio head to Bailla Hill Road for a scenic drive that has great coastal views and a vista of the magnificent Sir Joseph Banks Group of Islands.

Glen Forrest

What started out as Port Lincoln Wines now includes a wildlife park, mini golf, maze and segway tours. Hand feed everything from kangaroos to rabbits to emus, bring your own food to cook on their public bbqs, taste their wines and get a photo of the peacocks in all their grandeur!

Feeding Kangaroos, Glen Forest Tourist Park, Eyre Peninsula by Tourism Australia

Tod River Reservoir

The main source of water for the southern Eyre Peninsula for many years, the Tod River Reservoir is now a great spot for a walk and a picnic.

Winter Hill Lookout

Located high over Port Lincoln, Winter Hill Lookout offers views of Port Lincoln, Boston Island and inland towards Coffin Bay.

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Sir Joseph Banks Group of Islands

21 islands make up the Sir Joseph Banks Group of Islands which are located about 20km from Tumby Bay. Explore this area by boat and discover the amazing fishing to be had.

Elliston Mara Sculpture on the Cliffs

Located high up on the cliffs north of Elliston, these large sculptures are well worth a visit, especially for their remoteness.

Elliston Jetty

At over 400m in length, this jetty offers great views of Waterloo Bay and back over the water to Elliston itself.

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