A place of dramatic contrasts, from the gently undulating north coast to the
rugged bluffs of the south. Being just twenty kilometres south of Port Lincoln,
the open country and quiet bays present ideal locations for camping or day
trips. Bush walkers find the exposed coastline and granite-topped hills a
challenge and the cliff-top walk near Wanna is particularly memorable but
please take care. Parrots, emus and kangaroos inhabit the northern section,
while osprey and sea eagles soar over the southern coast.
Cape Catastrophe and Memory Cove are both wilderness areas reached only by
four wheel drive vehicles. While conventional vehicles can negotiate most
of the park tracks, some are rough and can become impassable. Seek advice
from the District Ranger at Port Lincoln: telephone (08) 8688 3177.
Bay National Park
Coffin Bay National Park covers the entire Coffin Bay Peninsula and contains
some beautiful, unspoilt coastal wilderness.
Several scenic drives lead through the park. While some are only accessible
to four wheel drive vehicles, conventional cars can travel the Yangie Trail,
which starts at Coffin Bay and runs to Yangie Bay and Avoid Bay.
Beach, to the east of Point Avoid, is one of the country's finest surfing
park has a great variety of wildlife, including the Coffin Bay brumbies. Seabirds
are prolific, with white-bellied sea eagles, ospreys, albatrosses and petrels
a common sight.
in Coffin Bay National Park is by permit from the Coffin Bay Ranger Station,
telephone (08) 8685 4047.