The Head of Bight has an epic coastal lookout over the Bunda Cliffs which go right across the top of the Great Australian Bight. These magnificent limestone cliffs are 90 metres high and extend 100km along the Great Australian Bight. They were formed when Australia broke away from Antarctica 65 million years ago. It literally is the “Edge of Australia” and on the other side of the cliffs you have huge, white, powdery sand dunes. The contrast in colour and landscapes is breathtaking.
Together with the adjacent Nullarbor National Park, the experience people have in the pristine wilderness here is always far beyond any expectations they ever had. They feel truly connected with nature with so much more than just outback on offer.
"I love watching the reaction of people when I take them to Head of Bight.I tell them to close their eyes, breathe it, smell it, and really feel it. There’s something so special about this place and in the winter months it becomes even more special with the abundant whales".
The best thing about the place is there is usually no one else there. Pristine wilderness all to ourselves. And the whales of course.
Listen to our interview with Simon Mustoe (Wildiaries) and Craig Haslam about the Eyre Peninsula
About the tour
On the 3 Day Ocean & Outback Whale Watching Tour, and not only will you see the incredible and diverse scenery of this part of Australia, you’ll come up close and personal to native wildlife, you’ll experience local hospitality and you’ll be feasting on delicious seafood straight out of the ocean. Oysters, prawns, tuna you name it, all washed down with local wines and boutique beers.
Included in the tour is a fantastic Whale Watching and Wildlife cruise off Point Fowler where you will commonly see Southern Right and Humpback Whales, Dolphins, Australian Sea Lions, NZ Fur Seals, Little Penguins and some rare species of Albatross. This 2-hour cruise is set among the stunning beauty of rugged cliffs and sand dunes. Whale watching in Eyre Peninsula will show everything there is to offer on this incredible coastline, as well as front row seats for the main event!
also have the option to take to the skies on a 45-minute scenic flight which gives you a whole other perspective of the region! We’ll do some 4WD’ing, explore stunning National Parks, discover an iconic outback roadhouse and you can even try your hand at surf fishing. We always take the time at the start of the tour to see what people are most interested in and can tailor the itinerary to suit. That’s the beauty of travelling with a small family owned company like ours.
Okay, so we’re not famous for wine like some of our other South Australian cousins – we’re looking at you Barossa and the McLaren Vale – but that’s not to say we don’t have some nice places of our own to check out.