Port Pirie Travel Guide

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  • VISIT PORT BROUGHTON

    Port Broughton is a small seaside town located about 58kms from Port Pirie. About 1,000 people live here, and in holiday time, the population swells to 4,000.Nowhere near as big or busy as Port Pirie, it has a nice beach, parks and picnic area beside the beach, plus a Jetty. No wonder it is a favorite for seaside holidays.The big Port Broughton...

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  • HOUSES IN PORT PIRIE

    As Port Pirie is an industrial city, you would expect and you do find lots of cheaper housing.What a surprise was this time, was an area of older style upmarket homes that I found.Here you will find many different styles of Australian homes, lots with a lovely garden to compliment them.

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  • HOTELS IN PORT PIRIE

    There are lots of Hotels in Port Pirie, but one that really caught my attention was the Federal Hotel that opened for business in 1890. It is a "wharfies" pub, and it's believed the tower was used for spotting the cargo ships arriving in port.Located at 160 The Terrace, Port Pirie.The International Hotel was established in January 1875 as Howe's...

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  • MISSION TO SEAFARERS

    In the city centre, I found this church and building named "mission to seafarers."I was interested in finding out more.It is a Christian agency who care for seafarers in 250 ports worldwide, Port Pirie happens to be one of them. It was founded in 1856 to give help and support 1.2 million men of all nationalities and beliefs. On their staff are...

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  • RAILWAY STATION MUSEUM

    This Museum is located in a most beautiful Victorian pavilion style architecture, something I didn't expect to see here! It was the Port Pirie railway station up till 1967, and then the central Police station in 1892.The building is owned by the national trust and is a Museum featuring railway, shipping, smelting history, police memorabilia, even...

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  • MORE HERITAGE BUILDINGS

    Also in the main street, and across the road from the Court house, is a marvellous old Butcher's shop. Built in 1864 as a shipping and butcher's shop, it is now Sampson's cottage and is heritage accommodation.Further down the road, is the Family Hotel, built in 1904, and is now a heritage listed building.

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  • WALK THE STREETS TO SEE THE HERITAGE...

    Walking is the best way to see Port Pirie's heritage buildings. Most are in the main city centre, so pick up the self-guided heritage walk leaflet from the tourist information centre. The centre is located on main road, near the Silos.Some buildings that were located close to each other on the same side of the main street were the Court House,...

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  • Town with a past

    There's a nice mix of architecture in the CBD, from Georgian to Federation. Me, I've seen most of all the styles during my trips to Europe but the one thing they don't have is lots of wrought iron balconies, as shown here.

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  • Nice place to eat

    We dropped into the old church (pic 2) that is now a busy fish shop. There's an upstairs section as well in this converted building that makes a welcome change from the usual mass takeaway establishment. Much more classy.

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