Near Streaky Bay Foreshore Caravan Park
Fishermen rejoice and dream of the chance to return to Streaky Bay. Fish everything from blue swimmer crabs and kingfish at Acraman Creek, sit along Venus Bay Jetty for an afteroon of salmon and whiting, or go to the area's only spot for tuna at Sceale Bay. Ask any keen South Australian angler, and he will tell you about how he loves heading back to Streaky Bay each year - and has for the the last 20 years.
31 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
Ring in the new year along the Streaky Bay Foreshore with your family. At 6pm, the Children's Festival kicks off on the foreshore lawns of Alfred Terrace with 3 FREE bouncy castles and face painting (by gold coin donation). Stay on for the best fireworks in town at 9:30pm; for the late-nighters, there's a show at midnight, too. There will be plenty of food, drinks, and entertainment on throughout the evening (i.e. hot donuts).
Watch the landscape change from up in the clear blue skies. Chinta Air offers scenic flights over the Far West Coast and the Nullarbor, with absolute views for each passenger of the scenery down below. See the southern right whales splashing from above when flying over the Nullarbor Cliffs! Flights leave from Ceduna, with 30, 40 and 60 minute options.
Fresh shucked oysters ready with a squeeze of lemon, king prawns to dunk into garlic sauce and sashimi from a catch that morning: heaven. If you're one of lucky ducks that's explored the Eyre Peninsula Seafood Trail, you'll certainly be bragging about it to your friends after this tour. Streaky Bay boasts its own stops along the way, with Coffin Bay oysters down south and crabs up in Ceduna.
Feast your eyes on the glorious and huge great white shark! It may just be a replica, but it's strikingly similar to the catch of 1990. The original shark, weighing more than 1500kg and over 5m long, stunned all who saw her. Head into the Streaky Bay Roadhouse & Tourist Centre to see her yourself.
Is the Museum simply not enough to quench your thirst for knowledge? Enrich yourself with the history of Streaky Bay on the town's historic walk. Mechanics will love perusing the restored engines (all fully functioning) at the Powerhouse. If you love a good spook, see the original jail cell blocks from the old police station, built in 1863. Stroll and learn about the bygone days.
Jutting out from the landscape up to 10 metres high are the inselberg rocks of Murphy's Haystacks, known to some as Australia's Stone Henge. Experience this ancient field of formations including boulders, wave forms and flared rock structures. And if you really want to knock your socks off, be truly enchanted by the sunset casting a magical glow around the "haystacks".
Say g'day to the sea lions at Point Labatt! One of the rarest seals in the world and one of the only permanent sea lion colonies, you can see pups year-round learning to swim, playing and relaxing on the sand. Or, board down the curving white sand dunes of Yanerbie Beach with your friends and family. The park also has endless opportunities for bushwalking and mountain biking that make this spot a full-day adventure.
In the old school building, built in 1901, this museum hosts a small but substantial collection on view. The Streaky Bay National Trust Museum displays Aboriginal artefacts, historic agricultural equipment, bird eggs, vintage clothing and more. See an iron lung and other fascinating devices used by doctors in the early 20th century! Learn a bit of the history of the region.
A gem of Streaky Bay along the Great Australian Bight, the Westall Way Coastal Loop is an entire photo album's worth of changing rugged and magnificent scenery. Watch a sea eagle fly above you at High Cliff, take a dip into the Granite rock pool or take a picture of the gigantic waves and the surfers who brave them at Speeds Point. Head south to view all of the attractions along this scenic drive.