Ceduna is located on the northwest corner of the Eyre Peninsula right on the pristine waters of the Great Australian Bight. The peninsula is known as the Seafood Frontier of Australia, with Ceduna especially recognised for being the home of the excellent King George Whiting. Whether you pop into town to sample some of the seafood from one of the menus or head out to throw a fishing line in off the jetty, Ceduna is a haven for seafood lovers and fishing enthusiasts.
If you only have one night to spare in Ceduna, then this overnight Ceduna itinerary for those keen on trying the local King George Whiting is the best way to ensure you get the most out of your stop.
Overnight in Ceduna
Itinerary for King George Whiting Experience
Day one: Arrival in Ceduna and head out fishing for King George Whiting
Option 1: Tasting the famous King George Whiting
If you’ve arrived in Ceduna late in the day and checked into your accommodation after a long drive, you might only have time and energy for a quick bite to eat. If you want to taste the best King George Whiting in Ceduna, then try to head to Ceduna Oyster Barn for dinner. Their King George Whiting won Ceduna Community Voted Best King George Whiting Dish 2020, so you can’t go wrong. However, they aren’t open until late so make sure you get in quick. You’ll find them on the Eyre Highway at Ceduna’s Western Entrance near the Fruit Fly Inspection Point.
Option 2: Fishing for your own King George Whiting
However, if you find that you have a bit more time when you arrive in Ceduna you can try your luck at catching and cooking your own King George Whiting off the jetty. You can head to Ceduna’s jetty, or even a 10-minute drive down the road to Denial Bay or 20 minutes down the road to Smoky Bay with jetties in these towns another good option for a fish. If you’re not sure or don’t have what you need for fishing you could try your accommodation kiosk or reception area to see if they have a hand reel or other options available for sale and any advise to help you on your way, or you can try Ceduna Camping and Fishing in the main CBD.
If you’re lucky enough to catch enough fish for tea you can enjoy it in a beer batter, crumbed, grilled or a couple of minutes in the microwave with garlic butter, depending on how you like it. If you catch enough for more than one night, you can freeze it for a yummy meal further down the track. King George Whiting that has been cleaned and rinsed in saltwater and frozen fresh will easily last in the freezer for up to six months and still be delicious to eat.