Tourists flocking to the Eyre Peninsula

TOURISTS: Scott, Susan, Maddy and Trinity Taylor, from Hahndorf, travel to the Eyre Peninsula annually to celebrate Christmas and New Years.
TOURISTS: Scott, Susan, Maddy and Trinity Taylor, from Hahndorf, travel to the Eyre Peninsula annually to celebrate Christmas and New Years.

Tourism on the Eyre Peninsula is in full swing as families and friends gather for the traditional holiday period.

The Taylor family, from Hahndorf, have visited the Eyre Peninsula annually over the Christmas and New Year holiday period for the last six years.

Scott and Susan Taylor said they enjoyed the isolation of the region and having no phone reception in the national parks.

They have traversed the region, staying at Memory Cove on Christmas and spending time in the Lincoln National Park, Streaky Bay, Coffin Bay and Port Lincoln.

“We booked our Christmas holiday at Memory Cove in August because we knew it would be busy,” Mr Taylor said.

Coffin Bay Caravan Park co-owner Andrew Bowey said the caravan park had been at capacity since Boxing day and there were about 500 people staying at the park.

He said there were a few international visitors who were generally passing through but the bulk of the people in the park were from South Australia.

Mr Bowey said the number of guests at the park would “slowly drop off” toward the end of the week but the region would remain busy until the end of April.

He said between 10 to 15 per cent of guests were interstate tourists, and about 20 per cent were from the Eyre Peninsula.

The remaining tourists were from other locations across South Australia.