By Clair Morton
Published: Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Updated: January 21, 2022 at 2:41 pm
Ever wanted to snuggle up to a cuddly koala? How about snorkelling with scores of giant cuttlefish? There are so many ways to get up close with wildlife in South Australia, and some experiences are unique to the state. Here are a few we’re most excited about:
Swim with giant cuttlefish
For just a few months each year, from May to July, visitors to Whyalla can immerse themselves in an underwater world filled with giant cuttlefish.
That’s because the Eyre Peninsula’s Upper Spencer Gulf Marine Park serves as a breeding ground for these normally solitary cephalopods.
Thousands of cuttlefish – some males measuring more than 60cm long – converge here each year, and they seem to be completely oblivious to the snorkelers above them, which makes for a truly unique experience.
The water does get very cold in winter, so it’s best to wear a thick wetsuit.