Local attractions and activities
Our backyard awaits…
- Sample the regions’ famed oysters in Ceduna. If you really like your oysters, make sure you’re in town in October for the famous Oysterfest.
- View authentic local Aboriginal art, craft and artifacts at the Ceduna Aboriginal Arts and Culture Centre. There’s also an on-site dedicated language centre to preserve and revive the endangered languages of the Wirangu, Kokatha and Mirning people of the far west coast of South Australia.
- Try your luck fishing on the jetty or take a chartered boat trip and enjoy a personalised day with a local fishing in calm, sheltered waters for ther the delicious King George Whiting or a mixed bag of Tommy Ruffs, Trevally, Snook and Salmon. Or go deep sea fishing for the thrill of catching Blue Fin Tuna, Snapper, Nannygai, Trevally, Samson or Sweep.
- Walk along to Pinky Point lookout overlooking Thevenard Shipping Wharf and St Peters Island, or drive, bike or walk the Ceduna Waters Nature Trail or Ceduna’s Coastal Walking Trail taking in the history, sights and unbelievable beaches.
- Hire or bring your own clubs and play on the World’s Longest Golf Course – Nullarbor Links. The Nullarbor Links concept is unique. The 18 hole par 72 golf course spans 1,365 kms with one hole in each participating town or roadhouse along the Eyre Highway, from Ceduna to Kalgorrlie in Western Australia. Each hole includes a green and tee and somewhat rugged outback-style natural terrain fairway. The course provides a quintessential Australian experience and a much needed activity/attraction for travellers along the renowned desolate highway. From the Ceduna Golf Course you can partake in one of the many holes of the Nullarbor Links, and if you fancy a game of golf, right here in Ceduna, the Ceduna Golf Course offers 18 challenging holes. Golf clubs and golf carts can be hired from the club. Ceduna Tours also operate a Nullarbor Links tour if you wish to play some golf and explore this area with a guide on hand.
- Go back in time at the Ceduna National Trust Museum. Memorabilia from the British atomic testing program at Maralinga are one of the displays you can see at the National Trust Museum, as well as pioneering relics of the Ceduna district, photos, antiques and restored farm machinery
- Swim, relax, have a picnic on Alexander’s Beach, our local’s swimming beach choice.
- Be spoilt for choice in the Decres Bay-Wittelbee Conservation Park, 10 kms from Ceduna. Snorkel, rock fish, swim or bird watch and enjoy views of St Peters Island.
- Walk, swim and view over 100 species of bush and seabirds, mangroves and rocky headlands just 23km south of Ceduna at Laura Bay.
- Take to the air and see the region from a birdseye view. The Far West coast of South Australia offers some spectacular scenery, which is equally fascinating from the air. Choose from 3 types of scenic flights all departing from Ceduna and getting you back within 30 minutes to 4 hours. It is possible to see a lot in one day!
Day trips from Ceduna
- Squid, fish, and catch blue swimmer crabs at Denial Bay 14 kms west of Ceduna and then drive on through to McKenzies Landing and to the McKenzies Ruins to take in the history and the scenery. Learn about the oyster industry from a grower at Denial Bay. Take a tour at Angel Oyster Farm and taste one of the world’s finest seafoods.
- See pelicans, fish from the jetty, sample some oysters at Smoky Bay, an easy 40kms drive from Ceduna.
- 71kms west of Ceduna visit the town of Penong with its 26 windmills, be reminded of the past at The Woolshed Museum, and view local art and craft.
- While visiting Penong go south 21kms of Penong to the spectacular Coastal Protection Reserve, where you can watch surfers at the world famous Cactus Beach, drive through the Pink Lake, Lake McDonnell and explore the coastline of Point Sinclair.
- Only an hour away is the picturesque Streaky Bay, where you can explore the scenic coastline on a range of scenic loops, and see the popular Whistling Rocks, Blowholes, surf fish, spot Osprey, White Bellied Sea Eagles and Peregrine Falcons and observe the only permanent colony on Australian mainland of Australian sea lions. Venture 50kms further and swim with sea lions and dolphins at Baird Bay.
- Chase mulloway or an Australia Salmon at Fowlers Bay or Scotts Beach, 140kms west of Ceduna. Take a fishing charter from Fowlers Bay and try for some snapper, tuna, shark and whiting to name just a few! And for the children in us all, why not hire a sandboard and try some sandboarding on the spectacular sand dunes.
- Cross one of the longest continuous fences in the world to keep wild dingoes out of pastoral lands between Nundroo and Yalata 152kms west of Ceduna.
- Whale watch at the Head of Bight, the playground for migrating Southern Right Whales during May to October and take in the breathtaking views of the Nullabor Cliffs, 290kms west of Ceduna. One of Australia’s outstanding wildlife spectacles, the gathering of the Southern Right Whales, occurs each winter at the Head of Bight. The cliff top viewing facilities owned by the Yalata Aboriginal Community, allow for an up close view of this event. A very informative Visitor Interpretation Centre is at the enty to the access to the viewing area. A perfect place for a picnic and taking in one of the most up close encounters you will ever have with this incredible species. Ceduna is the perfect base for a day trip to see the whales, we even have packed lunches available for you to take for a picnic lunch! During the remainder of the year, see sharks, turtles and schools of fish from this amazing viewing platform area. If you don’t feel like the drive, why not go on a personalised Whale Watch tour to the Head of Bight or a chartered scenic flight.
- Whale watch at Fowlers Bay July to October, 140 kms west of Ceduna. Take a boat charter and see these magnificent mammals up close.
4WD adventues from Ceduna
The surrounding area has a wide range of 4WD trips all possible to do in a day from Ceduna, so stock up and explore the rugged coastline, sand dunes, salt lakes and secluded bays at:
- Point Brown. 50kms off the Flinders Highway, past Smoky Bay, is an historic whaling site with fishing and swimming spots nearby.
- Acraman’s Creek. 61kms off the Flinder’s Highway is a secluded estuarine creek, beach area and a great place to fish.
- Nadia Landing Davenport Creek. 40kms west of Ceduna. Travel along the Denial Bay Road for 22kms and turn left into Davenport Creek Rd. Follow along the Ocean Road to the Cockle beds. 4WD only around the sand dunes and over the sand hills to the creek. Great fishing.
- Rocky Point and Point Bell
Don’t want to go alone? Why not take a 4×4 Tag Along Tour from Fowlers Bay, only 140kms from Ceduna, and explore this great area with a knowledgable guide. For more information on 4WD touring in South Australia click here.