THINGS TO DO
There are several scenic walks that can be enjoyed from the front door of Tulka House. Make use of one of the bikes provided, or walk the meandering trails as they weave in and around the national parks. These walks are various distances and cater for all levels of fitness. No matter which trail you choose, there are spectacular views to take your breath away. Keen walkers can challenge themselves with the Investigator Trail through the Lincoln National Park.
For all walks, we recommend that guests wear appropriate walking shoes, carry a small backpack with water, take snacks, sunscreen, a windbreaker or Drizabone and a mobile phone. The weather can change at a moment’s notice and walkers should always be prepared.
Distance: 35km - one way
Start location: Information Bay, Lincoln National Park OR North Shields, or anywhere along the trail
This trail features a scenic walk along the coast of Boston Bay and Port Lincoln. Walkers can choose which sections of the trail they would like to take on, for guests staying at Tulka House, we recommend starting the trail from Tulka and walking the 10kms into Port Lincoln around 2.5 hours.
Distance: 89km - circuit
Start location: The Investigator Trail runs in a figure 8 shape from Tulka throughout the Lincoln National Park. You can start this walk anywhere along the trail.
Difficulty: Depends on distance, flat terrain
The Investigator Trail is made up of a series of shorter connected trails, and the start is right near Tulka House. The walking takes in magnificent coastal scenery including sheltered bays, offshore islands, sand dunes and beautiful beaches. The trail is generally easy walking through coastal heath, mallee and along beaches.
Distance: 2.3km - return
Start location: Lincoln National Park
This trail showcases magnificent views of Boston Bay, Port Lincoln and the national park. Return the way you came or extend the hike on the Stamford Hill Loop Hike (2 hr loop, 5.7km). There is also a nice picnic area at the base of Stamford Hill.
Distance: 2.2km - return
Start location: Coffin Bay National Park
The hike can be quite a sandy walk, and when you reach the cliffs it gets quite rocky. The trail from there is unmarked and indistinct – follow the cliffs, or reach the first lookout into a bay and return (making it about 7.6km return). A decent hike with some tricky terrain, but beautiful.
Dining, Wineries & Seafood – Offsite
Port Lincoln is known as the ‘Seafood Capital of Australia’ and it certainly lives up to this expectation. Visitors from all around the world come to sample some of the finest seafood experiences such as the Coffin Bay Oysters Farms Tour, where you can wade out to an oyster farm in the sparkling water, sit and eat fresh oysters straight from the ocean.
Port Lincoln has a number of award-winning wineries to satisfy any wine lover. From Lincoln Estates to The Line & Label at Peter Teakle, the region has plenty of spots to choose from – to unwind and enjoy all the best Port Lincoln has to offer.
Coffin Bay is renowned for its oysters in restaurants across Australia, and the interest from visitors wanting to learn how the oysters are harvested has been the catalyst in creating these tours. This is truly a once in a lifetime seafood dining experience. It is the only tour of it’s kind - in fact, the only place in the world where you can sit in the water and taste fresh oysters straight out of the sea! www.oysterfarmtours.com.au
Set ‘up on the hill’ overlooking Port Lincoln and Boston Bay, Chief Winemaker Liz Heidenreich and the Peter Teakle Wines team works with passion and commitment to bring magnificent fine wine for you to enjoy.
Peter Teakle Wines is built on the philosophy of creating the perfect product, using the best produce and people.
If it’s award wining beer your after... say hello to Beer Garden Brewing in Port Lincoln. In a family friendly atmosphere, enjoy the range of locally made beer from a salty ale or Cage Diver IPA to a Captain Porter.
With ample grass area, it makes for a perfect spot to unwind with a platter or cheese board.
There is so much to do and see! From Touring the National Parks, Shark Diving and 4WD. The Eyre Peninsula abounds with coastal and land-based adventures just waiting to be experienced, and there are tours specially designed to get the most out of this amazing part of South Australia.
Lincoln National Park is one of South Australia’s many true beauties. The park sits on the south-eastern tip of the Eyre Peninsula.
Lincoln National Park has something for everyone. If you’re feeling up for an adventure, you can go hiking, fishing or 4WDing but if you’re after a more relaxing time, soak up the sun on the beach or cool off in the clear, blue waters. You’ll find plenty of opportunities for birdwatching and practicing your photography skills too.
Entry Fees: $12.00 per car or $10.00 with a valid concession
Camping Fees: $13.50 per night.
Memory Cove Camping $22.50 per night
We invite you to jump on board for an exciting day of adventure, education and a whole lot of fun! This once-in-a-lifetime experience of viewing Great White Sharks in their natural habitat will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime!
Located in Port Lincoln, South Australia Calypso Star Charters use natural fish berley to attract the Great White Sharks to their boats within the Neptune Islands Marine Park. Being permitted to berley provides you with the best possible chance of a shark sightings and productive interaction close to the vessel and cage resulting in a memorable encounter and wonderful photographic opportunities.
Visit: Calypso Star Charters
(08) 8682 3939
Adventure that takes you off-road, to fully
experience the stunning coastline, nature & wildlife of the region.
For an exhilarating four-wheel-driving adventure through massive sand-dunes, dirt tracks and rocky headlands - go no further than Australian Coastal Safaris. After the naturally rugged and wild coast of the Southern Ocean, you can get up close and personal at arguably one of Australia’s very best habitats, where wild Koalas can be found in a wonderful private nature reserve.
Australian Coastal Safaris
We look forward to you enjoying
the sand, the sea and the
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