Ceduna is a coastal town in Southern Australia. It lies west of the Flinders/Eyre Highway junction and approximately 786 km northwest of Adelaide. You can take in the views at Theven, a port suburb near Ceduna. On our 3 day trip We follow the Mighty Murray to Mildura. However there are many other things to do here.
Ceduna is a popular tourist destination and the activity centre of the Eyre Peninsula. The population is estimated to be 10,900 according to Australian Bureau of Statistics data for June 2016.Ceduna has a long history;
Aboriginal people lived in the area for thousands of years before European colonisation, and it is the site of a number of archeological sites from the period.
The first European sighting was by two Dutch sailors, Willem Janszoon and Jacob le Maire, in 1627. The first landing was made on 5 December 1839 by the cutter “Sydney Cove”
Ceduna is a small town in the south of Australia. It is often called the “gateway to the Outback”.
Here are 10 things you should do when you visit Ceduna:
This museum is a hidden gem, located near the backstreets. It contains a range of exhibits, such as indigenous artefacts and whale remains. The Maralinga tests were carried out here between 1956-1963.
Ceduna War Memorial
In March 1945, the local Country Women’s Association discussed planting ‘trees of tribute’ to honour local soldiers who fought in WW1 & WW2.
In 1946, 226 trees were planted in Tribute Park by the Ceduna CWA in honour of all servicemen and women who enlisted from the district.
The Ceduna Lifeboat Station
Ceduna is on the Western coast of Eyre Peninsula. It has a dedicated Marine Rescue Vessel and also helps remote communities that are along Highway One to the Western Australian border.
The Sheoak Walk Trail
To enjoy some free exercise and a couple of hours of Bomaderry Creek’s view, take the She-Oak Crossing loop. It features a pleasant hike, weaving through the natural wonders of this park.
The gorge is a perfect spot for a walk where you’ll find cool natural features to admire and the sound of soothing water.
Flinders Ranges National Park
The Flinders Ranges and Outback is the best place for preserving a bit of peace & quiet away from the hectic pace of city living. Once you’re there, you’ll see how much new stuff there is to experience that makes your home feel really boring.
Probably the most notable thing around here is Wilpena Pound, a natural amphitheatre that was formed inside a stone crater. In the outback you can go for a drive and explore the legendary South Australian desert.
The Ceduna Golf Club
For those that want a bit of relaxation while they play some golf, Ceduna Golf Club has been revamped. The fairways are covered with couch grass that gets thicker the further down to the green you go, they start off approximately 100 to 150 metres from the sand scrapes.
Adelaide River Coastal Park
Did you know that Djukbinj National Park has a scenic drive that takes you through a floodplain? From Scot’s Creek to the Twin Billabongs, it’ll take your breath away.
The park is a major refuge for birds like herons, egrets and magpie geese. It also has an important cultural and ecological value so is classified as national importance.
The Great Australian Bight
The Great Australian Bight is a large body of water on Australia’s southern coast. It can be found off the central & western regions of the country’s coastal land.
The Ceduna Beaches
Get some fresh air and explore the coastline. There are a lot of beautiful places to see before you hit the *Nullabor* (the area of land with no trees on it)
Kaurna Cultural Trail
If you’re lucky, you might bump into a Kaurna elder and be able to learn about the culture & history of the Kaurna.
Scenic flight tour to Ceduna. to the Spectacular 3 day coast to coast tour. Spectacular to see from the sky.
10:00am Arrive at Shepparton Airport ( AIR CHARTER TODAY )
10:30am take off,
We follow the Mighty Murray to Mildura.
lunch available at Mildura Airport (own expense)
Mildura to Port Augusta – see the Flinders Rangers to the north.
Arrive at Ceduna, and check into Foreshore Hotel/Motel accommodation.
Tour of town followed by dinner in the hotel (own expense)
Breakfast in Dining Room and prepare for tour to see the Southern Right Whales.
Fly to Nullarbor, drive to head of Bight.
Many whales with young may congregate in the sea adjacent to the Bunda Cliffs.
Picnic lunch enjoyed at the Yalata Resort.
Plenty of time to see the whales. World class viewing of these magnificent gentle animals.
Dinner in either hotel dining room, (own expense).
Order oysters to be delivered in the morning (own expense).
Breakfast in Dining Room.
Prepare to depart, follow coast to Port Lincoln, may see more whales.
Lunch in Port Lincoln
Spectacular flight over Adelaide.
Refuel at Horsham, view the rugged Grampians.
5:00pm Approx Arrive back in Shepparton.
This flight tour will give you the opportunity to see the beauty of the country from above.