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Whalers Way, South Australia

Updated on April 29, 2013

Natural wonders

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

Coastal limestone cliffs, Whaler's Way, South Australia
Coastal limestone cliffs, Whaler's Way, South Australia | Source

Theakstones Crevasse, Whaler's Way

Theakstones Crevasse, Whaler's Way, South Australia.
Theakstones Crevasse, Whaler's Way, South Australia. | Source

Whaler's Way

White gravel roads, Whaler's Way
White gravel roads, Whaler's Way | Source

Seal pools, Whaler's Way

Seal pools, Whaler's Way
Seal pools, Whaler's Way | Source

Sink hole, Whaler's Way

Wave action has undermined the limestone forming a cave. The roof of the cave has then collapsed forming a sinkhole in the landscape.
Wave action has undermined the limestone forming a cave. The roof of the cave has then collapsed forming a sinkhole in the landscape. | Source

Whalers Way, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia

For more on the Eyre Peninsula . . .

See my article on Coffin Bay National Park.

Almonta Beach, Coffin Bay National Park, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia

Almonta Beach, Coffin Bay National Park, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia
Almonta Beach, Coffin Bay National Park, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia | Source

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