"South Australia has a superb and diverse coastline ranging from rugged limestone cliffs and rocky headlands to calm bays and white sandy beaches."
Inland is the spectacular Flinders Ranges National Park, one of several magnificent parks this state has to offer. South Australia is a pleasure to explore.
Popular SA Destinations
Flinders Ranges National Park is outback scenery at its best. The rippling ranges of quartzite, siltstone and shale feature a massive natural amphitheatre in the centre known as Wilpena Pound. The striking colours of the ridges and stunning scenery in the Flinders makes it a journey worth embarking on.
The Great Australian Bight offers some of the most impressive coastline in the country. The Nullarbor Plain and its limestone cliffs meeting the pounding Southern Ocean is some seriously dramatic scenery. The Head of Bight and Bunda Cliffs are the highlights of the coastline.
and surrounds is a fishing haven and scenic delight. Fishing and
crabbing are the priority activities here as well as indulging in local
oysters and razor fish. Coastal driving routes around Cape Bauer and
south to the Point Labatt sea lion colony offer some stunning views.
The Eyre Peninsula
on the Spencer Gulf is comprised of seaside holiday towns and fishing
villages, calm bays and stunning coastline, particularly in the Lincoln and Coffin Bay National Parks. The seafood capital of Australia, Port Lincoln,
lies at the bottom of the peninsula and is famous for its large scale
commercial fishing, particularly Tuna, Whiting and Crustaceans.
Recreational fishing is fabulous in this region and cage diving with
Great White Sharks is an option.
The Yorke Peninsula on the eastern side of the Gulf is made up of a network of carefree small towns and villages and boasts a diversely scenic coastline ranging from white sandy beaches to red ochre cliffs and rugged headlands. Innes National Park will impress with its honeycomb cliffs and magnificent beaches.
The Coorong is a 145km stretch of shallow lagoon system protected from the Southern Ocean by the sand dunes of the narrow Younghusband Peninsula. Only 4km at its widest this waterway is a haven for birdlife and is recognised as Wetlands of International Importance, seeing thousands of birds. Some 200 different species have been recorded in the Coorong National Park.
On the eastern coastline of SA are Robe and Beachport. Both are beautiful beachside townships on the limestone coast appealing to beachlovers and fishermen. Boasting picturesque foreshores, calm bay waters, coastal cliffs, silky sands and fabulous fishing, these towns ooze a time-out atmosphere attracting many tourists to their shores each year.
South Australia is blessed with a remarkable coastline from the Great Australian Bight to the Victorian border. This state has some magnificent scenery throughout and the national parks are all set to impress.
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