Flinders Highway, South Australia

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Flinders Highway
South Australia
General information
Type Highway
Length 410 km (255 mi)
Route number(s) B100
Former
route number
Alternate National Route 1
Major junctions
Northwest end Eyre Highway (National Highway A1), Ceduna
 
Southeast end Lincoln Highway (B100), Port Lincoln
Location(s)
Major settlements Smoky Bay, Streaky Bay, Port Kenny, Elliston
Highway system
Highways in Australia
National HighwayFreeways in Australia
Highways in South Australia

Flinders Highway connects the South Australian towns of Ceduna and Port Lincoln, a distance of 410 kilometres. The highway was formerly designated as National Route Alternate 1 and currently signed as B100. The National Route Alternate 1 presents an alternative but somewhat longer coastal route between Port Augusta and Ceduna, compared to the more direct Eyre Highway.

It runs parallel to the western coasts of the Eyre Peninsula. It is named after the explorer Matthew Flinders who sighted these coasts in the early 19th century. Only small settlements lie along its track. Of these, Coffin Bay is a centre for oyster farming, Elliston is renowned for surfing and fishing and Ceduna itself is a base for whale watching.

Localities[edit]

Stobie poles beside the Flinders Highway

See also[edit]

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