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Port Lincoln: Coffin Bay Seafood, Wine, and Nature Day Trip

1. Port Lincoln: Coffin Bay Seafood, Wine, and Nature Day Trip

Explore Coffin Bay on a guided tour from Port Lincoln. Marvel at the beautiful scenery as you meet local producers on a day trip. Take a cruise to learn about the local seafood industry. Sample world-famous oysters and indulge in a delicious tasting menu before trying some premium wines. Your day begins as it does for most Eyre Peninsula locals, resetting and rejuvenating by the ocean. This tour takes in Coffin Bay National Park, home to a swathe of the Eyre Peninsula's best beaches, including Almonta Beach. Roam secluded, sandy shores without another soul in sight - except for the resident kangaroos and emus - then settle in by the sea for morning tea with panoramic views across the vast landscape. Venture around the coast to our next destination, where world-famous Coffin Bay oysters are primed for tasting. Learn about the Eyre Peninsula's enviable seafood industry as you glide through crystal-clear waters to Experience Coffin Bay's working oyster farm. See oysters plucked straight from the ocean, then sample the briny fruits of your labor. The taste of the ocean on your tongue, vivid waters lapping at your side, and a gentle sea breeze on your cheek – this is a gourmet experience to awaken your senses. After your oyster epiphany, cruise back to shore. You may even be joined by the local pod of dolphins who call these waters home. Your gourmet seafood escape continues back on land. Pull up a seat overlooking the bay at 1802 Oyster Bar & Restaurant, where head chef Andy will introduce you to his favorite local produce sourced from the surrounding sea and land with a delicious tasting menu. Take your time and take it all in before meandering back towards Port Lincoln. The perfect pairing for your seafood feast, local wines and sweeping views await at Boston Bay Wines. Perched above the Southern Ocean, sample a range of premium wine and meet Tony and Sonia, second-generation wine growers and producers. At day's end - cup, belly and soul full – you'll be drop[ed you at your Port Lincoln accommodation between 5 PM and 5.30 PM.

Coffin Bay: Oyster Farm Boat Tour, Wade In The Farm, Taste

2. Coffin Bay: Oyster Farm Boat Tour, Wade In The Farm, Taste

Cruise 16km to an oyster farm surrounded by crystal-clear turquoise waters. With the help of a local oyster farmer as your guide, you'll experience all the beauty of the Coffin Bay coastline, spot sealife like dolphins and seals, and wade amongst the oyster beds. The tour meets at the Coffin Bay Yacht Club, where you’ll set off on the CB01 boat across the calm turquoise waters of the bay. Admire the tranquil views of the coast and look out for pods of playful dolphins who reside in the waters. Once you arrive at the world-famous oyster region, you’ll have the opportunity to get involved by wading into the oyster beds. Immerse yourself in the oyster farm and discover it up close at your own leisure. If the weather permits you can even take a swim in the waters. Back on the boat, savor some freshly shucked oysters straight from the source, learn from your guide about how premium oysters are produced, and hear some tips on how to shuck them like a pro. Before heading back to the marina, the tour will cruise past Brother's Island, infamous for its herds of seals. Catch a glimpse of the seals lazing on the rocks and swimming on the shores, before cruising back to disembark at the Yacht Club.

Coffin Bay National Park: Highlights and Off-Road 4WD Tour

3. Coffin Bay National Park: Highlights and Off-Road 4WD Tour

Discover one of South Australia's most popular yet exclusive national parks, Coffin Bay National Park, on a 4WD Jeep tour. Head off-road, roaring up sand dunes, see dramatic limestone cliffs and pristine bays, and keep an eye out for local wildlife, including emus and kangaroos. Take out the stress of organizing a rental car and enjoy a hotel pickup from Port Lincoln township. Kick-start your adventure with a relaxing 30-minute drive to Coffin Bay, enjoying the typical Australian country view along your route. Once at Coffin Bay National Park, head down the sealed road to marvel at the remarkable limestone coastline. Fine white sand beaches, dramatic cliffs, and pristine water are the highlights in this park. As you drive along, keep a sharp eye out for the local wildlife commonly sighted during the trip, such as emus, kangaroos, and blue-tongue lizards. Then, kick up the adrenaline with a drive down Gunyah Beach's sand dunes. The beach is one of the best beaches in all of Eyre Peninsula but isn't easily reached by car because of the soft sand. Luckily for you, your 4WD allows you to visit this untouched piece of paradise.

Adelaide: Eyre Peninsula and Flinders Ranges Adventure Trip

4. Adelaide: Eyre Peninsula and Flinders Ranges Adventure Trip

Travel to Eyre Peninsula, Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park, Port Lincoln, Coffin Bay, Arno Bay, and more on this guided trip from Adelaide with accommodation, entry fees, and meals. Walk the Arkaroo Rock Trail, camp amongst koalas at Mikkira Station, and cruise across the gulf.  Day 1: Adelaide to Ikara-Flinders Ranges National ParkHike Alligator Gorge, enjoy a picnic lunch, then travel further north to Flinders Ranges. Get welcomed at the Wilpena Pound campsite and enjoy dinner by the campfire. Roll out your swag for your first night under the billions of stars of the Milky Way. Day 2: Ikara-Flinders Ranges National ParkAfter breakfast, set out on the Hills Homestead Walk. Wander through the tranquil Pound Gap into Wilpena Pound and follow Wilpena Creek through the trees. Head up to Wangara Lookout for panoramic views. Return to camp for lunch and a dip in the resort swimming pool to cool off. In the afternoon, set out on the Arkaroo Rock Trail with impressive views over the Chace Range. Day 3: Flinders Ranges to Port LincolnVisit the Jeff Morgan Gallery in Hawker. Travel to Port Augusta for lunch and see some impressive silo art at Cowell. Arrive in the seafood capital of Australia, Port Lincoln. Set up camp for three nights at Mikkira Station, which has shower and toilet facilities. Day 4: Port Lincoln and surroundsPull on a wetsuit for a two-hour learn-to-surf lesson. After a bite to eat, take a 14-kilometer coastal drive along Whalers Way. Later, contribute to koala conservation work at Mikkira Station. Depending on the time of year, spend the afternoon removing weeds, or collecting, propagating, or planting manna gum tree seeds. Sleep under koala-filled gum trees at Mikkira. Day 5: Coffin Bay (or aquatic Experience) After Breakfast, spend the day unearthing Port Lincoln and Coffin Bay with optional Oyster tasting with Coffin Bay Oyster Farm Tour. Alternative, book yourself for a Great White Shark Experience or swim with the Australian Sea Lions. Please booked direct with local operator. Day 6: Port Lincoln to AdelaideAfter breakfast, pack up camp and head to Port Lincoln for a must-do walk up Stamford Hill. Take a final look at Port Lincoln from Winters Hill Lookout and stop for a barbecue lunch at Arno Bay as you make your way to Lucky Bay. Hop on a ferry and set sail across the Spencer Gulf towards Wallaroo on the Yorke Peninsula. Grab a coffee on board and relax as you cruise across the gulf. On disembarking in Wallaroo, jump back on the bus for a final ride to Adelaide.

Coffin Bay: Oyster Farm Boat Tour, Taste and Scenic Cruise

5. Coffin Bay: Oyster Farm Boat Tour, Taste and Scenic Cruise

Uncover the secrets of oyster farming on this guided cruise in Coffin Bay. Visit an oyster farm just outside the township of Coffin Bay and learn the history of oyster farming as your visit the first oyster farm in Coffin Bay. Savor 6 oysters and have the option of purchasing drinks onboard.  Meet your host, a veteran oyster farmer, who absolutely loves sharing his knowledge of all things oyster farming. Hop aboard a comfortable boat and discover how premium, oysters are produced, not only in Coffin Bay, but around the world.  Head to an oyster farm that is just outside Coffin Bay and be taught how to shuck like a pro. Back onboard, locally-produced wines, beers, and gin are available to purchase which are the perfect accompaniment to your platter of freshly-shucked oysters that just been plucked from the water.

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What people are saying about Coffin Bay

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 22 reviews

We had a wonderful and memorable day with Jeff on Untamed Tours! He was so knowledgeable and informative! The Coffin Bsy cruised was great, but it felt a bit rushed and we didn’t go through the oyster farm only went beside it! Lunch at 1802 was great and very tasty! The drive was wonderful through the Coffin Bay National park and saw 20+ emus! The Boston Bay winery was great too, purchased beautiful wines and icream. Plus we drove on the beach at North Shields which was a wonderful experience too! Thanks again Jeff, for letting us pick your brain! Xx All the best!

We were an older group than I had expected for a swag camping tour...and that was a wonderful plus. The tour covered amazing natural areas. Our guide /driver/cook was up to all challenges: his local knowledge added so much, and his thoughtful forward planning to cater for a very diverse range of dietary requirements meant that we always ate fresh ingredients imaginatively used.

Extremely knowledgeable guide. Excellent customer service right through from booking to some great photos taken and supplied free of charge. Enjoyed each and every minute.

Comprehensive mix of natural environment, history, food and wine.

An excellent trip - nice relaxed pace but very enjoyable