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Have you ever swum with Australia’s “puppies of the sea”, the sea lion?

BLOG | Eyre Peninsula in South Australia is the go-to place for ocean activities, offering the chance to experience Australia's exceptional marine life. Swim with Great White Sharks or playful sea lions, known as "sea puppies."
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Australia boasts a myriad of exceptional aquatic activities for adventure-seeking travellers to enjoy. Begin on the iconic World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef and snorkel or dive amongst brilliant corals, and a vibrant array of marine life, then head west and glide alongside majestic Whale Sharks, Humpback Whales, and manta rays as they migrate through the picturesque Ningaloo Reef (another World Heritage-listed location). Complete your aquatic adventure with an action-packed marine itinerary in the crystal-clear waters of South Australia’s scenic Eyre Peninsula. Wild and abundant, the Eyre Peninsula offers travellers everything from exquisite seafood and astonishing landscapes to unique animal encounters on both land and sea.

Adventure enthusiasts thrive on the Eyre Peninsula, with opportunities to interact with both deadly and benign creatures alike. With so many wonderfully unique experiences on offer, it is impossible to include them all in the one trip, so where to start?

The MUST DO experience our team recommends for any visitor, and particularly for families travelling with children, is to swim with the friendly and playful sea lions at Baird Bay. Observe them in their natural environment, as these cute and inquisitive creatures roll, duck, dip and dive around you, entirely enjoying their moment in the spotlight. Although the sea lions are completely wild, their curious natures encourage them to entertain their delighted guests.

Swimming with sea lions is by no means the only adventurous encounter available in the region. For a more adrenaline-raising option, Port Lincoln is the only location in Australia that offers Shark Cage Diving, allowing travellers to come face-to-face with the menacing Great White Shark. There is also the option to jump in the water with Southern Bluefin Tuna, as they zip and zag past you at lightning speed.
One of the more unique experiences exclusive to the Eyre Peninsula is the opportunity to witness the annual migration of giant Australian cuttlefish. A truly remarkable seasonal event, these magnificent creatures change their colours and patterns and put on a spectacular show.

With so many outstanding aquatic experiences available around the country, creating your perfect Australian itinerary can be overwhelming. Seasonality restrictions, regional locations, and myriad experiences can all effect building the perfect itinerary, so contact our team today to help build your dream Australian aquatic adventure.

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