Cuttlefest 2019

01 June 2019 until 31 August 2019

A series of events celebrating the coast and marine environment of Whyalla is being lead by the Whyalla City Council and supported in kind by Natural Resources EP.

For more information visit the Whyalla City Council webpage or Facebook page, and you can book in for a guided EMS cuttlefish snorkel tour on Whyalla Council's page.


Cuttlefest Citizen Science and School Activities

Cuttlefest celebrates the amazing marine life in our oceans and provides a great opportunity for schools, community groups and citizens to learn more about our local coast and marine environment and to get involved in on-ground conservation projects.

There are lots of ideas here on how Cuttlefest 2019 provides us with an opportunity to learn more about the environment that we live in. Click the following link for pages of activities and information that stems from Cuttlefest.

Cuttlefest Citizen Science and School Activities information


Secrets of the Sea Display @ the Whyalla Library

Friday 21st June 2019 until Monday 22nd July 2019

The Secrets of the sea display allows you to discover Whyalla’s unique marine life without getting wet. The display includes a touch table with skulls and shells, a microscope to get a closer looks at things like sand and coral, discovery sand pits for the little ones as well as information about local marine life such as cuttlefish, samphire and dolphins.

School groups welcomed. Children visiting outside of school hours can bring their Children’s University passbook to be stamped.          

Guided Snorkels @ Stony Point 

  • Community Guided Snorkels 29-30 June | 7-9 July
  • VIP Snorkel Tours 24-27 June

A popular safe and supervised event that give your whole family the opportunity to experience the natural colour show of the Australian giant cuttlefish and witness this special breeding part of their life-cycle literally metres away from them.

Snorkels are hosted by Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries (EMS) and supported Whyalla City Council, Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula and Department for Environment and Water Marine Parks.

On site facilities and equipment include:

  •      Hot food and drinks available for purchase on site (bring your keep cup).
  •      New shelter, seating and toilet facility funded by the State Government, EP NRM Board, Whyalla City Council and Port Bonython Fuels.
  •      All equipment (wetsuits, fins, snorkel and mask) and experienced snorkeling guide included.

Tickets are selling fast. Please book today to avoid disappointment by following [book with EMS via this link]:  

'Curious Cuttles - Science in the Pub' nights @ the Eyre Hotel

Saturday 29 June | Saturday 6 July 

Local experts, researchers and artists will present the life and science of the Australian giant cuttlefish and other related marine topics.     

Hosted by Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries.Tickets are FREE but are limited so book in now to attend these events. Tickets can be booked with EMS via this link.

UPDATE: Curious Cuttles - Science in the Pub will be live streamed through the Love EP facebook page on Saturday 29 June 2019. Please like our facebook page Love EP and watch it live as it happens.


Multiple locations in or around Whyalla, South Australia.

More information

  • Marine Parks Regional Coordinator Southern and Eastern Eyre Peninsula
    86 Tasman Terrace (PO Box 22), Port Lincoln SA 5606