Visitors come to Eyre Peninsula for long weekend

VISITOR: Heather Haines, from Wallaroo, is staying at the Port Lincoln Tourist Park this week after travelling through the state's West Coast.
VISITOR: Heather Haines, from Wallaroo, is staying at the Port Lincoln Tourist Park this week after travelling through the state's West Coast.

Campsites and caravan parks across the Eyre Peninsula are filling up as travellers from across South Australia are set to visit the region for the June long weekend.

The State Government has reported 86 of South Australia's 153 campgrounds are fully booked for the long weekend, with many other campgrounds getting close to capacity as South Australians take advantage of the lifting of travel restrictions.

Port Lincoln City Council tourism development officer Naomi Blacker said Mikkira was at capacity for the long weekend with campgrounds also full in the Lincoln National Park, Taylors Landing, September Beach, Spalding Cove and Horse Rock East.

She said there was still availability at Memory Cove and Surfleet Cove and the Visitor Information Centre staff could assist people to secure a booking prior to heading to the park.

"Coffin Bay National Park has availability at most campgrounds at the moment, except Morgan's Landing and Sensation campground are full," she said.

"We have noticed over the past three weeks, calls to our visitor information centre have grown from a low of 25 calls per week to over 100."

Caravan parks are also enjoying visitors coming in for the weekend.

Port Lincoln Tourist Park supervisor Jo Ziersch said a few bookings were coming in as well as for the school holidays, which was normally a quiet time for them.

Two guests staying at the caravan park are Arthur and Heather Haines, from Wallaroo, who had also travelled to Ceduna, Streaky Bay, Elliston and Coffin Bay before arriving in Port Lincoln.

She said their original plans to go to Queensland for the winter break were dashed so they decided to see a part of the state they had not been to before.

"It's been excellent...the people have been welcoming," she said.

Waterloo Bay Tourist Park at Elliston is also happy with numbers for the weekend with cabins mostly full and caravan sites well booked.

Co-owner Maryann Van Dyk said generally they did get people coming to Elliston for fishing but did not often get families at this time of the year.