Image Credit: Andrew Gregory

Eyre Peninsula, SA: playground for wild animals

  • June 11, 2014

Dolphins play in the crystal-clear waters of Almonta Beach, on the Eyre Peninsular, SA

From the placid waters of Yangie Bay it's a short spin on sleek bitumen roads to the cliff-top vistas and ocean surf at Almonta Beach on the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia.

The heart of the park spills westward past ephemeral lakes and tea-tree scrub to a widening peninsula. It's a spine-shuddering ride by 4WD. As well as dune-drifts to climb and waves to dodge on Seven Mile Beach, the inland tracks are so lumpy that drivers rarely graduate from second gear.