Sunday 14 September (SA)
Fowlers Bay to Streaky Bay






Fowlers Bay




lunch at Ceduna or at Penong East Rest Area [650] - 51km west of Ceduna (has tables, trees) agriculture quarantine inspection station at Ceduna.


Streaky Bay







accommodation: Streaky Bay has a Foreshore Tourist Park; also others; Eyre's

Waterhole Rest Area [586] 5km south of SB (tables, trees)

Directions for the day: From Fowlers Bay we head back up to the Eyre Highway and continue driving east and away from the coastline. At Ceduna we leave the National Highway No. I and drive southeast on the B 100 National Route - the Flinders Highway -the turnoff is a few kms east of Ceduna. We are now entering the Eyre Peninsula. The highway to Streaky Bay follows the coastline.

Ceduna                                              Streaky Bay
Elevation 10m                                     Elevation 13m
Climate in September                          Climate in September
Max 21 °C                                          Max 20°C
Min 8°C                                              Min 10 °C
Rain 24mm                                          Rain 35mm
Raindays 5                                          Raindays 6

Some history

The town of Penong signals the western limit of South Australia’s grain growing region.
Eyre Peninsula has a coastline of 2000km - a lot of it rugged cliffs and bays. Ceduna appeared on the Lands Department plans in 1867 as Ceduna Plain and Ceduna Hut and Well on 'Athena Station'. However up until 1922 it was known as Murat Bay Landing, then the name of the local post office was changed to Ceduna. Streaky Bay was named by Matthew Flinders in Jan 1802 because of the discoloured streaks he noticed in the wake of the Investigator. The earliest European contact goes back to 1627 when two Dutch explorers sailed along the south coast and turned back at this point. It has a population of 1100

Things to see