If I was to describe the Eyre Peninsula to someone who hasn’t been there I would tell them it was home to beautiful beaches that you can have all to yourself. That huge limestone cliffs drop dramatically into the Southern Ocean and when you stand at the top of them taking it all in you feel so connected with nature. I’d tell them they can sample delicious seafood and wine. And what I loved the most about my experience on the Eyre Peninsula, was the incredible, once in a lifetime wildlife encounters that I had.
For people that love aquatic adventures, the Eyre Peninsula is the ultimate destination. One of my highlights on the Eyre Peninsula was a half-day cruise with Baird Bay Eco Tours where you can experience swimming with wild dolphins and sea lions on the same trip! Yes you heard right. The same trip! I didn’t think you could top swimming with the majestic and inquisitive wild dolphins but splashing around with the puppy dogs of the sea in the crystal-clear water at Baird Bay was one of the happiest days of my life!
As a backpacker from the Netherlands, I didn’t know quite what to expect when I visited South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula this summer, as it is a place I had never heard of. I can’t imagine why, as it is one of the most spectacular, wild and beautiful places I have ever travelled. Which got me wondering, is this Australia’s best kept secret?