Group of backpackers Sand boarding Fowlers Bay on Eyre Peninsula South Australia

South Australia Destinations: Fowlers Bay

Explore Fowlers Bay on the Eyre Peninsula

With a bloodied past as one of South Australia’s prime whaling locations, wild and beautiful Fowlers Bay on the Eyre Peninsula is still known for the epic number of whales that pass by its shores. 

These days, of course, there’s not a whaler in sight. Instead, you’ll see travellers clutching binoculars. They come here for a chance to see southern right whales in huge numbers, when the cetaceans gather to socialise and breed,  each year between May and October.

If smaller fish are more your thing, then there are plenty of opportunities to catch tonight’s dinner. Jetty, boat, rock and surf fishing are all possible. Whiting, mulloway and garfish are plentiful so you won’t go hungry, though you may have to compete for your meal with one of the ridiculously cute bottlenose dolphins that live here, too.

There’s plenty to do on dry land and the huge sand dunes that protect the peninsula from the Southern Ocean also provide lots of opportunities for adrenaline-inducing fun, with sand-boarding and dune-driving topping the list. After you take on the awesome dunes, head out on a hike along one of the pristine headlands and take in the view. This place is a beaut.

Discover Fowlers Bay and the beautiful Eyre Peninsula on Nullarbor Traveller’s South Australia Tours.

Or try our new 3 Day Margaret River Tours.