Lincoln National Park to Whyalla
296 km | 3.5 hr
Once known as Hummocks Hill, Whyalla is the third most populous city in South Australia. It has a steelworks and ship building history, but is now famous for its population of giant cuttlefish.
You’ll find petrol stations, supermarkets and a good caravan park here as well as fun things to do.
Everything mentioned in the article is mapped at the end.
Giant cuttlefish. Photo: drchrisbrown via IG
Swimming with Giant Cuttlefish
Since the ‘90s divers and snorkelers have been swimming with giant cuttlefish during the annual migration to the shallow waters north of Whyalla from May through August. The best places to see them are Black Point, Stony Point and Point Lowly. Boardwalks give you easy access to the waters edge. The water is waist deep so you can walk out with your mask and snorkel, put your face in the water and watch them!
You can also swim with leafy sea dragons, dolphins and other cephalopods besides the cuttlefish.
Whyalla Diving Services offers tours ($125 per person) or will rent you snorkel equipment ($75 for 2 days) or scuba gear.
Friendly dolphins. Photo: thinkwearelost via IG
Other things to do include:
384 km | 4 hr and 45 m
Look for the purple tags to locate the highlights mentioned in this article.
1678 Shute Harbour Rd, Cannon Valley, Queensland 4800 Phone: 1800 216 223
40 French Street, Eagle Farm, Queensland 4009
Phone: 1800 216 223
440 Sheridan Street, Cairns,
Queensland 4870 Phone: 1800 216 223
2/11 Northview St, Mermaid Waters QLD 4218 Phone: 1800 216 223
273 Elizabeth Street, Coburg,
Victoria 3058 Phone: 1800 216 223
23-25 Erskine Rd, Caringbah,
Sydney, NSW 2229 Phone: 1800 216 223
167 Mount Low Parkway, Townsville,
Queensland 4814 Phone: 1800 216 223