The Best of Port Lincoln & Coffin Bay —
South Australia’s best food and wine tour.
This 3-day Port Lincoln & Coffin Bay tour combines local produce, wildlife, culture and spectacular scenery. Journey from Adelaide to ‘Australia’s Seafood Frontier’.
Pure oceans brimming with diverse marine life and framed by immense, rugged coastline. Untouched beaches, pockets of bushland teeming with wildlife and seafood sought-after the world over. Welcome to the Eyre Peninsula, a land where you can awaken your senses and tame your soul immersed in the wilderness. Your three-day Eyre Peninsula exploration will unearth the region’s thriving food culture, breathtaking natural wonders and abundant wildlife. Chug out to a working oyster farm and taste world-famous Pacific oysters in situ among the turquoise waters of Coffin Bay. Then sprawl out on a secluded beach without another soul in sight. Meander along the coast on the iconic Whalers Way drive, get up close to iconic Australian animals, sample local wines and produce, and meet the locals who live and work among this diverse landscape. And that’s just the start.
Day 1: Adelaide to Port Lincoln
A private transfer will whisk you away from your Adelaide accommodation to the airport for your short 45-minute flight to Port Lincoln. Your expert local guide awaits your arrival, coffee at the ready. The best Port Lincoln tours are fuelled by seafood, and today is no exception. Lunch is courtesy of local favourite, the iconic Fresh Fish Place, where you can sample the Eyre Peninsula’s seafood bounty, including oysters, scallops, crayfish, crab and fish, as you watch the day’s harvest hauled to shore. Join a local legend out on the water aboard the ‘Tesla’, a unique electric canal cruiser. Cruise Port Lincoln’s marina and learn about the Eyre Peninsula’s enviable seafood industry surrounded by Australia’s largest commercial fishing fleet.
Winding further along the coast, we’ll make our way to Lincoln National Park. Kick off your shoes and wander into the wild; postcard-perfect beaches and pristine bushland are primed for exploration. Ascending Stamford Hill, soak in panoramic views of the surrounding wilderness and the Southern Ocean swells beyond. Set to the soundtrack of the bush and waves lapping on the shores below, take a moment of repose immersed in nature. Back in town, unpack and refresh at the Port Lincoln Hotel, perched on Boston Bay, before making your way to the waterfront Marina Hotel for dinner featuring the region’s best produce.
Day 2: Coffin Bay
Begin your day sprawled out on the famed sandy shores of Coffin Bay National Park. Experience nature in its most pure state as you unearth the untamed bush, beach and wildlife that defines this iconic wilderness. Settle in by the sea for morning tea at the beautiful Yangie Bay picnic area. Awakened, continue on down the coast to taste world-famous Coffin Bay oysters. Glide through crystal-clear waters to a working oyster farm and pluck, shuck and sample plump Pacific oysters straight from the source. Back on land, your main course is served at 1802 Oyster Bar & Restaurant. Chef Andy has been busy plating up a selection of his favourite dishes utilising local produce from the sea and land.
The afternoon promises local wine tastings at Lincoln Estate. Back in Port Lincoln, the remains of the day are yours to enjoy while dinner is courtesy of the award-winning restaurant Del Giorno’s.
Day 3: Port Lincoln and surrounds
Your final day kicks off at Sleaford Bay, where undulating dunes give way to crystal clear waters frequented by dolphins and whales. A scenic drive along Whalers Way brings you to Mikkira Station, and the chance to get up close with some 150 wild koalas residing among the mana gum mallee. Home to the only wild koala population on the peninsula, as well as kangaroos and emus, this sanctuary is a must for wildlife lovers. The on-site historic homestead offers a glimpse back in time to the lives of the region’s pioneers.
Come lunchtime, arrive at our final destination, Boston Bay Wines. Meet Chef Tony Ford for the “Feed Me Fordie” experience and learn about his second-generation vineyard. Graze on fresh local produce and taste a range of premium wines over a long lunch. Nourished by local produce and rejuvenated by nature, your guide will drop you back at the airport for your return flight to Adelaide. An airport transfer back to your Adelaide accommodation is taken care of.