With more than two thousand kilometres of pristine coastline and over 50 conservation parks and reserves, the Eyre Peninsula is a stunning natural playground. But with so much on offer, how do you find the very best destinations? With a knowledgeable, hospitable guide who knows all the region’s best-kept secrets – and is a pretty dab hand with a gourmet picnic as well!
Goin’ Off Safaris run by expert guide David Doudle, offers tailor-made tours – and delicious local seafood – in some of the region’s most spectacular off-the-beaten-track spots.
We’re headed through the Coffin Bay and Lincoln National Parks, which David has designed to showcase some of the best sights that we might not be able to reach on our own… After all, this kind of terrain does require a 4 wheel drive, and some serious knowhow.
The reward, the pristine coastline of Coffin Bay National Park, the waters here claim to have more dolphins per square metre than anywhere else in Australia, then it’s on to tackle Lincoln National Parks enormous sand dunes.
There’s another facet to Goin’ Off Safaris: and that’s the luxury accommodation that David and his wife Mandy can offer guests, with a prime waterfront spot on the Port Lincoln Marina.
South Point Beach House is a relaxed but stylish 2-storey, 4-bedroom home with plenty of living space and thoughtful touches throughout. With a fully equipped kitchen, you can cater for family and friends, or just spread out and keep the whole house to yourself for a romantic getaway.
But we’re not done with our tour just yet… there’s one more fascinating place tucked off the beaten track. Mikkira Station is home to a colony of wild koalas, though “chilled” is a better description. Their Manna Gum perches are so stunted; you get an eye-level view of these normally lofty layabouts.
Goin’ Off Safaris can design a tour to match your interests, be they fishing, food and wine, trekking, or even underwater adventures, fully supported and catered… all you have to do is show up ready for fun.