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Whalers Way, South Australia
Whalers Way, on the Eyre Peninsula on the south coast of South Australia was a busy whaling port in the 1800s but now it's a private property with fascinating wildlife including seal colonies and bird nesting sites as well as spectacular coastal scenery.
Relics of the past remain in the names of locations such as Blubber Pot, Whalechaser Crevasse, Harpoon Bay, Try Works Cliff, Sperm Whale Cliff, Old Whaleman's Grotta Flinders Crevasse Walk and Blue Whale Bay.
Whaler numbers are rebuilding and whales with calves can be seen migrating during the whale season from July to October.
The limestone landscape creates surprising white gravel roads which follow the coastline.
To enter the property, go to the Port Lincoln Tourist Office and pay a deposit for use of a key for the gate.
The entry is about 30km south of Port Lincoln.
Visitors have daytime access to the property to drive and walk the coastal paths to visit the interesting landforms including large rock cravasses, sinkholes in the limestone landscape and to see the unusual flora and fauna.
Coastal limestone cliffs, Whaler's Way, South Australia
Theakstones Crevasse, Whaler's Way
Seal pools, Whaler's Way
Sink hole, Whaler's Way
Whalers Way, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia
For more on the Eyre Peninsula . . .
See my article on Coffin Bay National Park.