By Samuel Smith
Published: Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Come cooler weather, South Australia’s regions are brimming with unique experiences. From swimming with undersea chameleons to lapping up world-famous food and wine, there’s so much to see, taste and do this winter.
Swim with giant cuttlefish
Where: Eyre Peninsula
Cuttlefish are so much more than budgie food. In fact, the multihued cephalopods are chameleons of the sea, changing colour and pattern to mimic their environment. Normally leading a solitary existence, one of the only places in the world to see them en masse is the Eyre Peninsula.
Each year, from May to July, thousands of giant cuttlefish – some measuring more than 60cm long – converge off the coast of Whyalla to breed. To see them for yourself, go on a guided snorkelling experience with Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries (EMS). Goggles, snorkels, flippers and wetsuits are provided. All you need to bring is your sense of adventure.
RAA members save when booking an EMS swim with cuttlefish experience. Sessions run from 29 June to 9 July, and are known to book out fast.