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P is for Port Lincoln

  • April 19, 2016
  • By 50 Shades
  • 12 Comments
Fishing Boats at Port Lincoln

Fishing Boats at Port Lincoln

Port Lincoln is the home to Australia’s largest commercial fishing fleet and is located on the beautiful pristine waters surrounding Eyre Peninsula’s east coast in South Australia. It lies on Boston Bay, one of the largest protected natural harbours in the world which is three times the size of Sydney Harbour.

To whet your appetite, here are just a few of the varieties of seafood that are in abundance in Port Lincoln:

  • King George Whiting
  • Coffin Bay Oysters
  • King Prawns
  • Sashimi Tuna
  • Mussels
  • Rock Lobsters
  • Abalone
  • Squid
  • Many other cold water fish such as Garfish and Tommies
Seafood of the Eyre Peninsula

Seafood of the Eyre Peninsula

There are many ways to have a ‘seafood experience’ ranging from dining at one of the many fine seafood restaurants in town; to getting up close and personal to Tuna in one of the Tuna ponds; to a tour through the a seafood processing factory with a seafood tasting at the end of the tour.

Cleaning Fish at Port Lincoln

Cleaning Fish at Port Lincoln

For the adventurous, you can go Shark cage diving and come face to face with the ocean’s ultimate predator – The Great White Shark. For a more sedate adventure you can swim with the Sea Lions on a half day cruise with one of the charter operators. You can also get aboard a fishing charter and try your hand at catching your own fish.

You can enjoy the great outdoors withthe following activities:

  • Walk along the foreshore of Boston Bay in town and snap a pic of the infamous ‘Makybe Diva’, three time Melbourne Cup winner, life-sized statue.
Makybe Diva Statue at Port Lincoln

Makybe Diva Statue at Port Lincoln

  • Take a drive out to Mikkira Station & Koala Park, which is one of the oldest stations on the Eyre Peninsula, where there are wild Koalas in the Manna gums.
  • A day trip out to Lincoln National Park on the rugged Jussieu Peninsula with spectacular ocean views and sandy beaches to explore.
Port Lincoln National Park

Port Lincoln National Park

  • View whales, in season, from nearby Sleaford Bay, which has some gorgeous sun-drenched beaches.
View from Lookout at Sleaford Beach

View from Lookout at Sleaford Beach

  • For more animal encounters, visit the Glen-Forest Farm, where there is a large walk-in bird aviary, native and non-native animals to see, set on 400 acres of farmland.
  •  Take a boat cruise and tour the comprehensive waterways of the Lincoln Cove Marina.
Port Lincoln Marina

Port Lincoln Marina

Indoor Activities include:

  • A visit to the Port Lincoln Railway Museum which houses an extensive collection of photographs, documentary material, rail worker’s uniforms and a vast array of century old rail vehicles.

Port Lincoln

  • For maritime history and displays of relics and artifacts from windjammer days, browse the Axel Stenross Maritime Museum.

Whaler’s Way

Featuring some of the most accessible and ruggedly beautiful coastal scenery in South Australia, Whaler’s Way is a wonderland of cliffs, blowholes, crevasses, caves and white sandy beaches.  Couple this with the whaler’s days long gone, still in evidence at the old Sleaford Bay Whaling Station, sited at Fishery Bay.

Fishery Beach

Fishery Beach

Whaler’s Way is situated at the southern-most tip of the Eyre Peninsula, south of Port Lincoln and is an absolute must see. It is privately owned land, so once you get a permit and a key from Port Lincoln’s Visitors Information Centre, you head south west for 32 kilometres until you reach the entry gate.

Whalers Way

Whalers Way

With map in hand you enter the property and meander your way along 14 Km’s of dirt roads with all points of interest signposted along the way. The dramatic scenery unfolds before your eyes and simply takes your breath away!

For seafood lovers Port Lincoln is an absolute must see. For nature lovers Whalers Way is another must see. South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula ruggedness and beauty will sweep you off your feet!

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By 50 Shades, April 19, 2016 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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50 Shades

Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.

12 Comments
  • Elizabeth Seckman
    April 19, 2016

    What a gorgeous place! I love the ocean. Your pictures are so beautiful.

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  • Johanna
    April 19, 2016

    We were thinking of taking a trip to South Australia and the Eyre Peninsula looks really lovely. Your descriptions and photos of Port Lincoln make me want to visit, and the fresh seafood would be a big draw too. Being a horse lover the statue of ‘Makybe Diva’ would have me snapping pics!

    • Kathy
      April 19, 2016

      South Australia is very different to the rest of Australia. The peninsulas in this state are amazing with so much rugged and untamed beauty. Excellent for fishing and seafood – with a jetty in almost every town! :)

  • Michelle Weaver (@pinkypoinker)
    April 19, 2016

    Mmmm. You had me at King Prawns. There’s nothing in this world better than fresh seafood. Except fresh seafood with wine.

    • Kathy
      April 20, 2016

      Oh yes they had the best King Prawns, Scallops, Lobster, Calamari and fresh fish I have ever seen. We did a tour of the seafood processing factory (which I know sounds boring), but was really interesting. We spent a week here and there was plenty to do and see. My husband was in fishing heaven! :)

  • Miriam
    April 21, 2016

    Lincoln National Park is gorgeous. Did you get to Memory Cove. We were lucky enough to be able to get a key and spend a whole day here. Overnight would have been beautiful but instead we camped at Port Lincoln Tourist Park. Such a fantastic area. Wonderful post that brought back great memories.

    • Kathy
      April 21, 2016

      Hi Miriam, no we weren’t able to drive into Lincoln National Park as we had our dog with us that day. We had already left her for a day to explore Whaler’s Way – the downside of travelling with pets. We also stayed at Port Lincoln Tourist Park for an entire week. We loved the Eyre Peninsula!

  • Miriam
    April 21, 2016

    Yeah, we loved it too. I actually wrote a couple of posts about it on my blog (A breath of Fresh Eyre). thanks for coming by my site as well and for your lovely remarks, I just seem to be having trouble getting replies published. Lovely to have connected with you. Feel as though we have a lot in common.

    • Kathy
      April 21, 2016

      Thanks Miriam, I will check your Eyre blog out. I was blown away by the Eyre Peninsula – so wild and rugged! :)

  • Life Images by Jill
    April 22, 2016

    We enjoyed Port Lincoln when we visited South Australia a few years ago, and went on day trips to various locations around there. Thanks for taking me back there.

    • Kathy
      April 22, 2016

      We spent an entire week at Port Lincoln and found plenty to do on the East Eyre Peninsula. It certainly is a very scenic and mostly untouched part of South Australia. My husband was in fisherman’s heaven!

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