Ceduna Area

Ceduna is a town ideal for sitting down and taking a rest and its Aboriginal name means just that. Ceduna marks the easternmost starting point for the Nullarbor Plain. It is the start of the quiet and long trip west towards Perth or a much shorter journey to Adelaide in the east. Heading west from Ceduna there are a number of good surfing beaches including the famous Cactus Beach. Near Yalata is the Head of the Bight where whales can be seen during the whaling season.

The coastal regions around Ceduna provide for both good surfing, as well as good fishing.

There is also plenty of wildlife, especially for the bird watchers, found within the Laura Bay Conservation Park.


Ceduna has a reputation as an excellent fishing location. You can fish from the jetty the beaches and the rocks. Murat Bay is safe for fishing from small boats. The common catches include silver and King George whiting, garfish, salmon, snook, tommy ruffs, trevally, mullet, silver drummer, mulloway, sweep and a range of sharks including school shark, bronze whalers, hammerheads, gummy sharks and of course the world record white pointer sharks.

Ornithologist or bird watchers will love the regions around Ceduna. To the west is the Lake Gillies Conservation Park (PDF Brochure). where they can find specimens like the Gilbert’s Whistler, Inland Thornbill, White-browed Babbler, Yellow-plumed Honeyeater, Grey Currawong and many others. Closer to Ceduna is the Yumbarra Conservation Park with its bizarrely shaped granite crags rising out of low sandy hills. Here the bird lover can find Scarlet-chested Parrots, Variegated Fairy-wrens, Blue-breasted Fairy-wrens, Grey Currawongs, Yellow-plumed Honeyeaters, Masked Woodswallow, Dusky Woodswallow, Striated Pardalote, Tawny Frogmouth and the Weebill. Off the coast St. Peter Island boasts more than 80 species of birds.


The animal life of Ceduna is as varied as the bird life. St Peter Island is home to the Australian sea lion, brush tail bettong and greater stick-nest rat in their native habitat. In the sea the Bottlenose dolphin is a common sight as are the Southern Right Whales and their calves during right season. There are a number reptile species found close to Ceduna along with the usual assortment of native Australia fauna including kangaroos and emus in their native environments.

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