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Top-rated holiday rentals in Tumby Bay

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Home in Port Lincoln
BEST LOCATION in town... 2 minutes walk anywhere
Mill Hill is a large light airy modern 3 bedroom 2 bathroom open plan house with seperate zoned living areas and beautiful sea views . Unlimited wifi and air conditioned . 3 outdoor entertaining areas sea views extensive off street parking . Large enclosed lawned backyard undercover sandpit -fire bin . Centrally located in a quiet dress circle area of town . Short walk to the main beach -CBD restaurants -local hospital -lawned park playground -deli -skate park -KFC Hungry Jacks -tennis courts
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Guesthouse in Port Lincoln
Secret Garden Cottage-Self Contained Studio
Light and airy, this self-contained studio flat is well appointed & welcoming for a quiet get away on holiday or for work. It is only a 10min walk to Port Lincoln town centre, including restaurants, shops, supermarkets, beach jetty and more. The cottage is equipped with everything you need for a relaxing, comfortable stay This cottage is located within a quiet neighbourhood. The region is known for its beautiful coastlines, wineries, fresh seafood, comfortable dining experiences and more.
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Home in Tulka
Tulka Waterfront Holiday Shack
~ Tulka Waterfront Holiday Shack is situated 10km from Port Lincoln. ~ Waterfront position overlooking Proper Bay and Lincoln National Park. ~ Own private jetty and surrounded by native trees. ~The mid century shack provides a secluded, relaxing location. A place to rest after a day of fishing or exploring the walking & bike trails. Close to surf beaches & rugged coastlines; such as Fisheries Beach and Whalers Way. ~ Greet the day with breathtaking sunrises over the water each morning.

Popular amenities for Tumby Bay holiday rentals

Stay near Tumby Bay's top sights

L'Anse Tumby Café15 locals recommend
Tumby Bay Bakery3 locals recommend
Tumby Bay Hotel3 locals recommend

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Waterfront Living; Home with private pontoon
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The Flaxman Studio - Panoramic Ocean Views
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A Magic Shack - relax, recharge, frolic & fish
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Quick stats about holiday rentals in Tumby Bay

Total rentals

10 properties

Local attractions

L'Anse Tumby Café, Tumby Bay Bakery and Colour Tumby Silo Art

Popular amenities

Kitchen, Wi-Fi and Pool

Family-friendly rentals

10 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

350 reviews

Nightly prices starting at

$76 AUD before taxes and fees

Your guide to Tumby Bay

Welcome to Tumby Bay

Among the most characterful of the Eyre Peninsula’s coastal holiday towns, Tumby Bay hugs a picturesque curve of beach on South Australia’s Spencer Gulf. Like much of the peninsula, Tumby Bay’s first European visitor was English explorer Matthew Flinders, who named the bay and a nearby island after the village of Tumby in Lincolnshire.

Between its attractive seaside setting and its great scuba diving and fishing opportunities, Tumby Bay has long been a popular holiday spot. But since 2018 — which welcomed its inaugural Colour Tumby Bay Street Art Festival — it has become increasingly known for its street art, which can be admired all over town. Tumby Bay also has a museum featuring heritage memorabilia, and a scenic mangrove boardwalk to the south of town, which was upgraded in 2021. Add a handful of dining options, and Tumby Bay has all the ingredients for a relaxing, low-key seaside break.

The best time to stay in a holiday rental in Tumby Bay

The Eyre Peninsula enjoys a Mediterranean-style climate, a couple of degrees cooler than Adelaide in summer and a degree or two warmer in winter. The thermometer can rise above 30 degrees Celsius in coastal towns like Tumby Bay on summer days, perfect for hitting the beach, with average winter temperatures lowering to the mid-teens.

The warm, balmy days of spring and autumn are ideal for exploring the region, with wildflowers blooming in spring. Spring also heralds the Colour Tumby Street Art Festival, an annual event held in March or April that sees some of the world’s best street artists converge to paint murals across the town, with live painting demonstrations and hands-on activities for the community. In March 2021 the festival formed part of Tumby Bay’s inaugural @TheBay festival, which also included markets, Adelaide Fringe arts festival sideshows, and croquet.

Top things to do in Tumby Bay

Street art

Don’t miss Tumby Bay’s largest and most famous street artwork: an enormous mural depicting two boys diving off the Tumby Bay Jetty that covers a string of six grain silos just off Bratten Road, west of the town centre. The artwork was painted by Argentinian muralist Martin Ron in 2018 as part of the inaugural street art festival.

Diving with leafy seadragons

With elaborate leaf-like appendages protruding from their head, body, and tail, leafy seadragons are among the most charismatic members of the seahorse family. And they love to hang out around the pylons of the Tumby Bay Jetty. Tumby Bay doesn’t have a dive shop, so you’ll need to rent dive gear in Port Lincoln or bring your own. There’s also good snorkelling around the jetty.

Koppio Smithy Museum

Just 30 minutes’ drive inland from Tumby Bay lies the “village” of Koppio, which comprises little more than a few houses and the huge Koppio Smithy Museum. The outdoor museum features restored heritage buildings (including a cottage built in 1890) packed with artefacts, offering a fascinating window into the region’s pioneer days.

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