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Whalers Way on Eyre Peninsula

The very tip of the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia reveals magnificent coastal scenery in a drive along Whalers Way.

The road around the coast at the very south of the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia is called Whalers Way
The road around the coast at the very south of the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia is called Whalers Way

The rugged and treacherous cliffs of Whalers Way were once a prime location for the ruthless pursuit of the magnificent Southern Right Whale. 

The whaling industry of the past was a dark and brutal affair, but today, Whalers Way stands as a majestic testament to the enduring beauty of this stretch of coastline. The area is a popular tourist destination, attracting adventurers and nature lovers from all around the world. The road is on private land so you need to obtain a permit from the Information Centre at Port Lincoln prior to your visit.
Cape Carnot is the most south-westerly tip of the Eyre Peninsula and was named by the Frenchman Baudin who sailed in this area at the same time Matthew Flinders was making his circumnavigartion of Australia in the 1800's
Cape Carnot is the most south-westerly tip of the Eyre Peninsula and was named by the Frenchman Baudin who sailed in this area at the same time Matthew Flinders was making his circumnavigartion of Australia in the 1800's

Where in the world are we?

The area was first discovered and mapped by Matthew Flinders in 1802 as part of his journey to circumnavigate Australia.
Flinders named a lot of the features of the rugged coastline.
 
Early settlers were attracted to the area in search of whales and a whaling station operated here from 1837 to 1841. The whalers used shore based smaller boats to chase the whales after they were sighted from the high cliffs.
 
Visitors to Whalers Way can now enjoy the stunning views from those towering cliffs, explore hidden coves and beaches, and come face to face with a wealth of stunning wildlife, including majestic sea lions, playful dolphins, and migrating whales that grace the area with their presence.
 
The intriguing Theakestone Crevasse, part of the scenery at Whalers Way
The intriguing Theakestone Crevasse, part of the scenery at Whalers Way
Part of the coastline along Whalers Way, a tourist drive in the south of the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia
Part of the coastline along Whalers Way, a tourist drive in the south of the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia
A family of emus take time out for a drink from one of the puddles on the Whalers Bay road
A family of emus take time out for a drink from one of the puddles on the Whalers Way road
Whalers Way coastline.
Whalers Way coastline.
One of the beaches along the coast of the southern tip of the Eyre Peninsula
One of the beaches along the coast of the southern tip of the Eyre Peninsula

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