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Tumby Bay is a town on the Eyre Peninsula around 1 hour drive north of Port Lincoln, South Australia.

The pier and beach


Rotunda Art Gallery

Tumby Bay has all the essentials of an Eyre Peninsula coastal town, the beach, the jetty, and the pub facing the water. Good fishing, and a laid back lifestyle.

The town has a largely sea-change or retired resident population, with some residents even doing the daily commute down the highway to Port Lincoln.

Get in[edit]

First up, the only way you can get here most of the time is by private transport. Either by ferry (to Lucky Bay then car) or by car. By car, you'd have to travel about 6.5 hours from Adelaide, north up to Pt. Augusta and back south towards the Aussie seafood capital - Port Lincoln.

Get around[edit]

There is no public transport within Tumby Bay. You can walk or use private transport.



  • Swim from the pier. There is a sandy beach, and a swimming pontoon in deep water.
  • Tumby Bay Mangrove Boardwalk.


  • Foodland. In SA and Western New South Wales.



Tumby Bay Hotel

You can drink at the Tumby Bay Hotel, dating from the late 1800s, or the Seabreeze which is a relative newcomer built in the early 1900s. Both serve evening meals and have accommodation. The Tumby Bay Hotel has a rather odd collection of old video games machines in a separate room for the kids, but the Pac-Man game may give more amusement to their parents.


  • Modra's Apartments Tumby Bay.
  • Tumby Marina Villas.
  • The Seabreeze Hotel.
  • Tumby Bay Motel.
  • Sip'n Save - Tumby Bay Hotel.
  • Tumby Villas.


Go next[edit]

  • Arno Bay walk along the Arno Bay Boardwalk, through the mangroves and down to the beach.
  • Cleve, nearby agricultural centre and administrative centre for this region. 18 hole all season golf course, skate park, bowling greens, netball/tennis/basketball courts with coin operated lights, town oval and playgrounds.
  • Whyalla
  • Port Augusta
  • Iron Knob
  • Flinders Ranges
  • Cowell
  • Port Lincoln
  • Coffin Bay Fresh oysters and the Coffin Bay Conservation Park.
  • Wallaroo on nearby Yorke Peninsula (ferry on the new ferry link that opened February 2012.
  • Lock
  • Elliston
  • Nullarbor Plain
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