Tumby Villas is the perfect base for the fishing enthusiast. The district abounds with secluded sandy beaches and rocky headlands. Tumby Bay and Port Neill both have jetties for both land based anglers and boat enthusiasts. Both towns have excellent boat ramps and facilities. Tumby Bay has a marina and accessible berth.
Sir Joseph Banks group of islands
A unique marine sanctuary located 12 nautical miles east of Tumby Bay, breeding ground for a large variety of fish, with King George Whiting the most sought after, sea birds, sea lions and dolphins. This famous chain of islands offers beautiful sheltered bays, golden sandy beaches and reefs teeming with marine life. Day trip fishing will provide a memorable rewarding experience.
A tidal estuary into the mangrove coastal eco system, nursery of the sea with abundant and diverse range of birdlife. A great fishing and picnic spot, boats can be launched with a 4WD.
Tumby Bay offers the alternatives of dining in or takeaways with menus based around fresh, locally grown produce, succulent seafood and traditional recipes. Al fresco dining with views of the sea is a pleasure to be experienced. Tumby Bay has two hotels, local bakery, two supermarkets, French cafe and takeaway businesses to satisfy your appetite.
Attractions in Tumby Bay
Colour Tumby Street Art Festival is held each year in April, but the art is on show every day of the year on walls throughout the town, more information and guide maps to each piece are available from our office and online.
The Australian Silo Art Trail has captured much attention in recent years and Tumby Bay joined the trail in April 2018 with an eyecatching piece on the Tumby Bay Silos. More info.
Tumby Bay Foreshore Mosaics involves a series of mosaic pieces along Tumby Bay’s foreshore walking trail to tell the story of the town’s marine life, created and installed by community members and local artists.
Tumby Bay Modular Pump Track has is one of the town’s newest attractions for all ages, a free, public, permanent modular track designed for riding bikes, scooters, rollerblades and more. Located in the local sporting grounds, accessed from West Terrace or Trezise Street.
Tumby Bay township has an open access area on the beach front where vehicles can easily park. A large open front shed with tables and chairs, enough for a large group, houses tourist information. The interpretive paintings are a feature. Toilets and disabled facilities are available for use.
Sit in the huge Tumby Bay Chairman’s Chair and have your photo taken. This chair commemorates 100 years of the District Council of Tumby Bay.
Tumby Bay National Trust Museum houses an excellent collection of early pioneer memorabilia.
Excell Blacksmith & Engineering Museum at Tumby Bay is a working museum in its original 1906 – 1976 state. Info and opening times online.
Tumby Bay Foreshore Walk has an easy access 4.5km walk along the foreshore from the northern end of the town, past the jetty to Elfrieda Drive, viewing numerous memorials. It is gopher, wheelchair and stroller friendly.
Tumby Bay & Districts Lions Club provide a picnic area, shelter and free electric barbecue on the foreshore adjacent to the town jetty.
Great views across the township and bay can be seen from the Tumby Bay lookout and barbecue area.
Story’s Clydesdale Horse and Trolley Tours are unique to Tumby Bay with an accredited operator. Tour the town and see local points of interest whilst giving the children a ride they will not forget.
Tumby Bay Rotunda and Art Gallery opens Mondays and Wednesdays.
Tumby Bay Cottage Craft showcases local art, craft, produce, freshly cooked homemade meals, and baked goods.
Tumby Bay Skills Centre links learning with life, local produce, olive press and touch screen information on Eyre Peninsula olive industry and tourism.
Attractions West OF TUMBY BAY
Yallunda Flat Scenic Show and Picnic Grounds known for its animal, birdlife and wild flowers. Wood or coin operated BBQ is available.
Koppio Smithy National Trust Museum featuring 1903 blacksmith shop and cottage, 1890’s pine log hut, tractors, stationery engines, Koppio school, heritage hall, vintage vehicles, agricultural implements, barbed wire and “Burning Issues” displays.
Todd River Reservoir & Museum has scenic drives, walks and free BBQ with museum open on during week days.
Glenforest Tourist Park situated 35mins from Tumby Bay covers 70 acres and you can enjoy wandering at your leisure handling and feeding the wide variety of animals and birds. Free gas BBQs are available with a kiosk area for refreshments. Play Mini Putt Putt Golf. Visit www.visitglenforest.com
Attractions SOUTH OF TUMBY BAY
The Gold Factory at Port Lincoln is a gold casting facility offering shop front jewellery sale repairs, re-models, custom design, naturally beautiful oceanic jewellery visit www.thegoldfactory.com.au
Adventure Bay Charters is a multi award winning tourism business that offers some of South Australia’s best water based wildlife encounters. Featuring the Australian Sea Lions. The Great White Shark and Southern Bluefin Tuna visit www.adventurebaycharters.com.au
Calypso Star Charters enjoy the sea journey to the Neptune Islands where Great White Sharks can be viewed from a cage face to face. Magnificent hot lunch and refreshments are available visit www.sharkcagediving.com.au