On the Eyre Peninsula
, Ceduna is the diminutive form of the Aboriginal word inviting you to ‘sit down and take a rest’ - chedoona.
Which is quite apt because Ceduna on the shores of Murat Bay is often described as the last bastion of civilisation before you strike west across the Nullabor.
And a pretty civilised town it is, too, with prized whiting, snapper, salmon and crabs just waiting to be snared off the sheltered bay coves and sandy beaches.
The protected waters off the islands of St Peter and St Francis, too, provide a safe aquatic haven for fishermen, swimmers, water skiers and windsurfers. The links with the sea culminate every October with the Ceduna Oyster-Fest.
A half hour drive to the north is rewarded by the extraordinary site of two huge discs rearing more than 30m into the sky. The discs transmit and receive the huge volume of satellite-reflected messages relayed through the Ceduna international telecommunications station which hosts daily guided tours.
As you’d expect in a town on the edge of the Nullabor - 780km north-west of Adelaide and 1965km from Perth - Ceduna is very well fixed for accommodation and service industries.
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