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Goin' Off Safaris

Goin' Off Safaris

Goin’ Off Safaris started operations in 2005 when David Doudle, a fourth-generation local farmer, decided to make a career change and becoming a tour operator was the logical decision. After seeing the extraodinary enjoyment and reactions of friends that had come to visit, David decided that showcasing many of the activities that he and his family grew up doing across the Eyre Peninsula’s stunning landscapes was too attractive to pass up.

The amazing deserted beaches, pristine colours of the ocean, the abundance of fresh seafood, the friendliness of the local people, the vast open spaces and the interaction with native wildlife was a combination that quickly captured the attention of travellers all of the world.

The team is very emotional about preserving the region and are ambassadors in keeping the environments pure, pristine and sparsely populated, to ensure that guests are able to enjoy the unique experiences and habitats well into the future. A central focus for the organisation is designing custom itineraries based on what guests are really looking for and delivering a personal service which provides great memories and enduring friendships.

It’s largely the underlying knowledge of the area through local guides and the longstanding relationships they have with the local communities, that make touring across the region an unforgettable experience.

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Quick facts

  • Swim with Australian Sea-lions otherwise known as the puppy dogs of the sea
  • Eyre Peninsula boasts 2,000 kilometres of coastline with the rugged limestone cliffs a sanctuary for Osprey and White-bellied Sea Eagles and numerous seabirds
  • The Neptune Islands offer year round Great White Shark cage diving, with larger females migrating to the area from April to August
  • Western Grey Kangaroos, Emus, Koalas, Southern Hairy-nosed Wombats, Rosenberg's Goanna, dolphins and numerous bushbirds, seabirds and water birds present

About the region

Eyre Peninsula

The Eyre Peninsula is Australia’s ultimate temperate aquatic playground, featuring striking coastlines, vast sand dunes, rugged offshore islands, secluded coves and incredible marine encounters.

The pristine waters are a sanctuary for some of Australia’s most unique and curious marine creatures including dolphins, Australian Sea Lions, Giant Cuttlefish, Leafy Sea Dragons, Southern Right Whales and the awesome Great White Shark. The region has become renowned for offering opportunities to interact with these wild marine creatures and gaining a unique perspective into their natural environments.

With over 2,000 kilometres of coastline, the Eyre Peninsula offers endless vistas of the rugged Great Australian Bight, but experiences are not limited to the shoreline. Venturing further inland, the region is home to distinctive rock formations, a rich geological history and a variety of flora and fauna.

The Southern Eyre Peninsula is home to 270 species of birds and 1,900 native plant species, with a variety of habitats including coastal dune shrublands, mallee woodlands and saltmarshes.

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Meet our guides

  • Meet our guides

    David Doudle

    David, better known to most as ‘Lunch’, has a contagious passion for exploring the breathtaking coastline of the Lower Eyre Peninsula and beyond. A fourth-generation farmer, Lunch has spent 35 years exploring the local area. He brings a wealth of experience and undying enthusiasm when showcasing the adventure, coastline and wildlife of the area. A former sheep shearer, swimming and aquatic instructor and very keen world traveller himself, the safari seed was sown in 2005 by Lunch and some close mates whilst travelling on Fire Island, New York. In the...

    Meet our guides

    David Doudle

    David, better known to most as ‘Lunch’, has a contagious passion for exploring the breathtaking coastline of the Lower Eyre Peninsula and beyond. A fourth-generation farmer, Lunch has spent 35 years exploring the local area. He brings a wealth of experience and undying enthusiasm when showcasing the adventure, coastline and wildlife of the area. A former sheep shearer, swimming and aquatic instructor and very keen world traveller himself, the safari seed was sown in 2005 by Lunch and some close mates whilst travelling on Fire Island, New York. In the years following, it grew into the thriving business that it is today.
  • Meet our guides

    Fran Solly

    Fran is one of the Eyre Peninsula’s keenest birdwatchers, venturing out to discover the amazing diversity of species for more than 30 years. Fran’s vast experience tracking local birds has made her an expert in tracking and identifying species through birdcalls. She has recently completed training to contribute to the local scientific database through bird surveys which are conducted across the Peninsula. Fran is also a professional photographer and started her journey in this field as a bird photographer to document the Birds of Southern Eyre Peninsula. A...

    Meet our guides

    Fran Solly

    Fran is one of the Eyre Peninsula’s keenest birdwatchers, venturing out to discover the amazing diversity of species for more than 30 years. Fran’s vast experience tracking local birds has made her an expert in tracking and identifying species through birdcalls. She has recently completed training to contribute to the local scientific database through bird surveys which are conducted across the Peninsula. Fran is also a professional photographer and started her journey in this field as a bird photographer to document the Birds of Southern Eyre Peninsula. A selection of Fran’s photographs can be found in the recently updated Birds of Southern Eyre Peninsula Field Guide.
  • Meet our guides

    Peter Clutterbuck

    With a passion for the outdoors from an early age, Peter has developed a deep appreciation and understanding of the flora and fauna across the Eyre Peninsula region and beyond. Residing at Big Swamp for the last 28 years, Peter has been privileged to live so close to this wetland of significance. He has been involved in many studies that have been done to determine the health and diversity of creatures which rely on this system. This has included getting water samples at different times of the year, frog watch...

    Meet our guides

    Peter Clutterbuck

    With a passion for the outdoors from an early age, Peter has developed a deep appreciation and understanding of the flora and fauna across the Eyre Peninsula region and beyond. Residing at Big Swamp for the last 28 years, Peter has been privileged to live so close to this wetland of significance. He has been involved in many studies that have been done to determine the health and diversity of creatures which rely on this system. This has included getting water samples at different times of the year, frog watch, establishing a bird hide and building a nesting island. These projects were initiated by the Big Swamp Landcare group. Peter has been a teacher for 30 years, which has provided the opportunity to share with interested groups the importance of retaining the biodiversity of the area. School groups have been involved in monitoring vegetation and the planting of trees. Aside from touring, Peter owns and manages a small organic vineyard operation in the area.

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