Whyalla is located on the western shore of upper Spencer Gulf, at around 394 km/244 mi in the northwest of Adelaide, in South Australia. Dolphins and bird-life often frequent the waters, while the rocky coastline is a popular destination for fishing tours and spearfishing.
- ABOUT THE SPOT
Spearfishing in Hanson Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia Australia
The Hanson Bay is off the South Coast Road and lies between Kelly Hill Caves and the Flinders Chase National Park in the south western corner of Kangaroo Island. The spot is a unique secret surfing destination for experienced spear-fishermen.
Occasional sand banks and a permanent rocky point break are the main elements of one and only Hanson Bay. With abundant marine life close to shore and crystal clear water, the Hanson Bay offers great spectacular spearfishing opportunities. According to the South Australian Research and Development Institute – Aquatic Sciences, the highest species diversity in the Kangaroo island has been recorded in Hanson Bay.
The reef makes for an interesting, shallow dive, but be careful when there is a swell running! Its maximum depth reaches down to 6 m/19 ft and the spot is ideal for experienced divers. So make sure you pack your spear and mask! Flinders Chase National Park in the west of the island offers an alternative getaway, where koalas bask in the gum trees and seals basking on the beach. Don’t get surprised if kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, goannas and Platypi come across your way.