Port Lincoln Travel Guide

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Port Lincoln Things to Do

  • Savor the beachside park after the...

    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...

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  • Grain Elevators and Road Trains

    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.

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  • Walk about the Dock

    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.

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  • ST. MARY OF THE ANGELS CATHOLIC CHURCH

    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...

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  • MAKYBE DIVA

    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...

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  • Axel Strenross Marine Museum

    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...

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  • PELICANS

    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...

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  • WINTER'S HILL LOOK-OUT

    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.

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  • HARVEST TIME

    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...

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  • RAILWAY MUSEUM

    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...

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  • NAUTILUS THEATRE & CIVIC HALL

    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...

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  • FISHERMEN'S MEMORIAL

    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...

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  • LINCOLN COVE MARINA

    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

    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...

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  • PUCKRIDGE PARK

    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...

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  • THE FORESHORE PARK

    Across the road from Flinder's Memorial is the Foreshore park. This stretches for a long way, lawn the whole way with a row of tall Norfolk Island Pines. Seats are dotted around for sitting and taking in the lovely ocean view. I walked quite a way along the paved walkway, along which were memorials to the different Ships that have something to do...

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  • MATTHEW FLINDERS MEMORIAL

    On a wet day in Port Lincoln, I nearly walked past this Memorial that is quite well hidden.It was the explorer, Matthew Flinders, who discovered and surveyed the harbour of Port Lincoln in the year 1802.He named it Port Lincoln after his native province, Lincolnshire in England. Port Lincoln wasn't settled until 1839.He named Cape Catastrophe,...

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  • CHURCHES OF PORT LINCOLN

    The first Church I happened to come across was St Thomas' Anglican Church, built between 1849-50, making it a historic Church. As usual, I couldn't go inside as the doors were closed, but I did have a look around the outside and thought it worth looking at.Nearby was the historic Baptist Church located on the corner of Adelaide and Hallett Places,...

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  • Port Lincoln Fresh Fish Company

    Port Lincoln is famous for its farmed and wild caught seafood products. What better way to introduce yourself to the wide range of products available than by visiting a factory which handles most of the local product? A guided tour gives not only an insight into the range of product but also the method of capture; the price received by the...

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  • Shuck your own fresh Oysters & save a...

    A very good reason to visit the Eyre Penninsula is to gormandise on fresh oysters. The farmed oysters from Coffin Bay and other areas are some of the best in the world. Buying from the grower or the grower's agent ensures that the product is the freshest and the price the lowest...8 dollars a dozen in late 2010 which was a fraction of the price of...

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  • Swim with Tuna or hand feed from the...

    Port Lincoln has more millionaires per head of population than any town in Australia. This is due to the Tuna Industry. Every year wild Tuna caught in the Southern Ocean about 350 nautical miles from Port are put into huge floating enclosures and then slowly towed for many days back to the waters around Port Lincoln to be fattened for the very...

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Port Lincoln Restaurants

  • Oysters - compulsory eating

    Our day trip to Coffin Bay from Port Lincoln was to have a look at the area but more importantly to eat the oysters for which it is famous. To do this we could not go past The Oysterbeds Good Food House..... OK! I’m lying. We went past the venue on our way to see more of the Bay but came back for lunch.Situated on the Esplanade on the way into...

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  • Tuna fresh from the sea

    What better place to dine than the hotel in which you are staying.One look at the indoor-outdoor dining area and the busy bar area and I was sold. No driving home after a bottle of wine….. plus the promise of good food. Yes!As one would expect from a restaurant in Port Lincoln, Capital of Australian Tuna Fishing, seafood is high on the list of...

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  • Seafood Bliss

    Del Giorno's is an award winning seafood restaurant on the waterfront in Port Lincoln. It offers breakfast lunch and dinner 7 days a week and provides an ideal haven to take coffee and cake between meals.Del Giorno's reputation is based on its use of local fresh produce including: Bluefin Tuna, Hiramasa King Fish, Coffin Bay Oysters, Wild catch...

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Port Lincoln Warnings and Dangers

  • WHALERS WAY - FOOD & DRINKS

    If you are going to visit Whaler's Way, then you can expect to be there at least a half day or more.Once on the property, there is only one set of Toilets, located about half way through touring. As for food and water, there isn't any, so a good idea is to do what we did. We brought "Subway rolls" with us and drinks in an Esky, then at lunch time,...

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  • WHALERS WAY WALKING TRACKS

    Before we entered Whalers way, we had to sign an indemnity form incase anybody hurt themselves.This could be quite easy to do here, as some of the tracks were terrible [see photos].Make sure when you are walking that your looking at where you are placing your feet, as you could easily fall, break or sprain an ankle.Also, on the cliff edges be very...

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  • Be Aware of White Pointer Sharks and...

    Care needs to be taken as always showing respect for the sea and observing local warning signs and I must also mention we are the home of the great white pointer shark and people are still being taken by sharks here unfortunately at certain times of the year. Also there is a long history of fishermen and tourists being swept off rocks by freak...

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Port Lincoln Tourist Traps

  • WHALERS WAY

    The reason I have put this here, is because of the high entry fee of $30 per car to go and visit the coastal scenery and a few ruins at Whalers way. It is privately owned.I think this entry fee is too steep. Compare it with the National park fees in the area of between $8-$10 for similar scenery, or even as good as or better coastal scenery between...

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  • LINCOLN NATIONAL PARK

    I classify this as a tourist trap as unless you have a 4WD vehicle, there probably are only a couple of roads we could drive on.We didn't know this before hand otherwise, we would not have come.Admission to the park was $10, which we paid at the self-registration booth. We were on our way then, doing 40km per hour, no speeding in this park!...

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  • WHALERS WAY - CAPE CARNOT

    Cape Carnot has two spectacular headlands and is the most south-westerly tip of Eyre Peninsula.This is where you come to see the "washing machine" in action! This section of the coastline is a dangerous one, subject to freak waves and loss of lives. There are notices giving warnings not to go too close as four people have drowned here. The rocks of...

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  • LINCOLN NATIONAL PARK - WILDLIFE

    We drove our car to Cape Donington first, this is where a lighthouse is located and lighthouse keeper's cottages are available for rent.Just off the coast was an island, and I thought I could see seals. With the Binoculars, I could see heaps of Seals lazing around.As we were heading back, some Emus decided to dash across the road infront of us, and...

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  • LINCOLN NATIONAL PARK - FLINDERS...

    One of the drives we could do was to a beach area where picnic tables were and Toilets. It was from here, you could walk to the top of Stamford hill where Flinders monument was located. At the top is a Monument commemorating Flinders voyage of discovery. From the top are views of Boston Bay, Port Lincoln and Lincoln National Park. The walk is...

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Port Lincoln Favorites

  • Living the dream

    These are my pages about Coffin Bay which sits on the other side of the peninsula about 50 kilometres away but unfortunately isn't listed on VT. The reason I wanted to go to Eyre was to go fishing out of Coffin Bay and bag a couple of big snapper.That's then how I came to be at this foreshore on a day in May 2006. If I'd ordered weather this would...

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  • A vast arena

    For the western part of the National Park you need a four wheel drive. If you do, you'd want to allow some serious time to take the place in as it's about 40 kilometres to get to Point Sir Isaac. There are camping sites at six locations in total though only one is two wheel drive accessible

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  • Summing up

    Beyond the scenery there was fishing on Almonta Beach and the epic right hander off the east pillar of Golden Island that had been surfed by cray fishermen and a few others who had managed to get the 3 or so kilometres offshore to this remote location. I had surfed for many years but, not in my wildest dreams would I paddle out to a place like...

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