Port Lincoln Things to Do

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    Savor the beachside park after the industrial area

    by fred98115 Written Jul 5, 2014

    The cruise passenger who strolls from the ship passes the industrial area of the pier and grain elevators and then can either stroll into town or walk alongside the beach. We chose the latter. It may have been a gray day, but it was relaxing. Photographers take your camera, it is an interesting town with lots of subjects. For example, this is shark country. The swimming hole is surrounded by a shark fence.

    euchalyptus nuts Swimming hole with shark fence Seagulls on beach Beach and water Statue of Melbourne Cup Winner
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    Grain Elevators and Road Trains

    by fred98115 Written Jul 5, 2014

    Walking in from the cruise ship, you pass by the grain elevators and entrance to them through which the barley laden road trains pass. There are good opportunites to photograph the trains and elevators from the walking path.

    Grain Elevators Path and Grain Elevators Beach and Elevators Beach and Elevators Road Train
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    Walk about the Dock

    by fred98115 Written Jul 5, 2014

    This is very much a working port of call for our ship while docked. The good news is that you pass a number of interesting photo subjects when you stroll into town on the pier. Zoom lens was a real plus in this instance.

    Approaching the Pier Crane The Omma Marie Fishing Boat Deck Volendam at the Dock
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    ST. MARY OF THE ANGELS CATHOLIC CHURCH

    by balhannah Updated May 9, 2014

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    St. Mary's Catholic church is a very large modern Church replacing the old Church that is now used as a Hall.
    I was able to go inside, I was lucky as in Australia most Church doors are closed.
    This Church had wonderful architecture, and really beautiful stained glass windows. Of interest, were the etched windows of Australia's first "Saint" - "Mary MacKillop."

    Saint Mary MacKillop
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    MAKYBE DIVA

    by balhannah Updated May 8, 2014

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    Makybe Diva is a British-bred, Australian-trained Thoroughbred who became the first racehorse to win the richest Horse race in Australia, the Melbourne Cup on three occasions.... 2003, 2004, and 2005.

    Makybe Diva is the highest stakes-earner in Australasian horse racing history, with winnings of more than A$14 million when she retired on 1 November 2005.

    Makybe Diva is one of only five horses to have won the Cup more than once since 1861, and is one of only 14 female horses to have won the Cup.
    In 2006, the inaugural Spirit of Sport Award was given to Makybe Diva and her connections by the Sport Australia Hall of Fame for her three successive Melbourne Cups.
    On 4 July 2006, Makybe Diva was inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame.

    Her owner, Tony Stantic, originally from Lastovo, Croatia, is a noted Australian thoroughbred owner and tuna farmer from Port Lincoln. In recognition of the Mares achievements, a bronze statue of Makybe Diva is located in the foreshore park.

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    Axel Strenross Marine Museum

    by thegreynomad Updated Feb 22, 2013

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    I am interested in building boats, so when I saw this Museum had on display some old style tools used in building wooden boats and clinker and carved wooden dinghies, I had to visit.
    The Museum was full of allsorts of marine artifacts and information on local fishing and boating history, there were indoor and outdoor displays including an operating slipway.
    Opening times. Tues, Thurs, Sun 9.30 -4.30pm Sat , Public holidays 1-4.30pm
    Entry fee. Adult $7, Conc. $6, Student under 14 $2, over 14 $4, Family $14

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    PELICANS

    by balhannah Updated Jun 14, 2012

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    OK, We have been fishing, caught Fish and now have to clean them at the "Cleaning Station."

    Pelicans are very much aware that people coming here with a bucket or esky, will most probably have Fish, so in no time they are flying in and inviting their Pelican friends as well.
    This is quite ok, they stand and watch and wait for the scraps, that is unless you leave some fish unguarded, then a quick grab and away!
    Sometimes they even chase you if you have a bucket!

    Just be aware to watch your Fish or you may lose it to a family of hungry Pelicans looking for an easy feed!

    Fish cleaning & Pelicans
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    WINTER'S HILL LOOK-OUT

    by balhannah Written Jun 14, 2012

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    Winter's Hill Look-out gives good 360° views of Port Lincoln and surrounding area. It was a miserable day when we were there, on a lovely sunny day, I should think you would be able to take some excellent photo's. Still, on a dull day, this lookout gave me an excellent panoramic view.
    It is worth going to.

    View from Winter's Hill View from Winter's Hill View from Winter's Hill
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    HARVEST TIME

    by balhannah Written Jun 14, 2012

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    Quite an interesting, busy time in Port Lincoln. We were here in April and at that time of the year, lots and lots of Road trains are in the Port area waiting to unload their trucks which are full of Barley or Wheat. If you haven't seen a Road-train before, then you will see plenty here, only small ones with two trailers.
    We also drove out onto the dock area and watched a Ship being loaded with grain. Its a busy time here, and if you are looking for work, they are usually employing extras for this event.

    Road-train at the Port Lincoln silos Ship being loaded with grain Port Lincoln silos
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    RAILWAY MUSEUM

    by balhannah Written Jun 13, 2012

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    One of the Museums in Port Lincoln is the Railway Museum, located in the heritage-listed stone station building and nearby freight shed annexe. The Museum has information and displays including memorabilia, photographs, historical records and larger items such as track equipment and some rolling stock. For Train buffs, quite interesting, and quite cheap at only.....

    ADMISSION IN 2012 .....Adults $4 Under 12years $1
    OPEN.... Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays 1-4 pm.

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    NAUTILUS THEATRE & CIVIC HALL

    by balhannah Written Jun 13, 2012

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    The Civic Hall is the third town hall to be built on the present site since 1879. When it was rebuilt in 1924, it was renamed the Soldiers Memorial Hall. Gutted by fire in 1934, again it had to be rebuilt. In 2001, the centre was to be used for a wide variety of culture and entertainment in the performing and visual arts.

    The Nautilus Theatre was given the name “Nautilus” following a public competition to find the most suitable name. The beautiful shells of the paper nautilus, are occasionally found on the shores near Port Lincoln and on islands further out. The complex has two galleries, a 500 seat Theatre, a shop, a workshop area and several meeting rooms for community use

    The Gallery Shop has for sale work done by local artists. The shop is situated at the front of the Civic Hall and is open.....

    10 - 4 Monday - Saturday
    1 - 4 Sundays

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    FISHERMEN'S MEMORIAL

    by balhannah Written Jun 13, 2012

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    Also located in Marina cove, is the Fishermen's Memorial, built out of red granite to remember those who have lost their lives at Sea. The unusual sculpture represents families left behind at the front and the other side represents mourning embraced in waves and fish.
    The names of all those who have died are etched in the granite. Even now, more names are being added.
    There's about 45 names on the sculpture that go back about 45 years, so it's about one a year.

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    LINCOLN COVE MARINA

    by balhannah Updated Jun 13, 2012

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    Lincoln Cove is known as one of the upmarket areas of Port Lincoln. It is fairly new, and the homes are built on canals.
    There is a Marina for smaller boats and we also found a lot of Trawlers here which were pretty interesting to have a look at close up. We just parked the car and walked along the wharf.
    Some fishing charters leave from here.

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    THE OLD MILL

    by balhannah Written Jun 13, 2012

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    The lovely old Mill that was built in 1846, is the oldest standing structure in Port Lincoln. It was built as part of a flour mill complex but never used for that purpose.
    It is now restored, and is surrounded by lawn and a rose garden. The Old Mill is now a lookout tower with views over the city and Boston Bay.

    There is more information about the old Mill on my 3rd photo.

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    PUCKRIDGE PARK

    by balhannah Written Jun 13, 2012

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    Puckridge Park is a park located on top of a hill overlooking Port Lincoln. We were able to drive in through gates and to the area where the Look-out was located. Views were good over the city and over the loading terminal where the Grain & Tuna ships come into Port.

    It's a bush park where Eucalyputs porosa is found, quite a rare Eucalypt. If you want to have a picnic, there are bbqs, gazebos, tables and seats, toilets & modern disabled playground.

    The park was named after the longest-serving Port Lincoln Mayor, Percival Puckridge.

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