Port Lincoln is a vibrant city surrounded by stunning coastal scenery, white sandy beaches, abundant wildlife, and delicious seafood from a pristine natural environment. So with the best of both worlds what do you do when visiting our beautiful city? For a bit of inspiration, these are our top 10 things to do in Port Lincoln.
Take a sea or land based tour. For the adrenaline junkies, you don’t want to miss Shark Cage Diving with the Great White Sharks! Contact either Calypso Star Charters or Adventure Bay Charters both offering the ultimate advanced eco certified 1 day tour. For the less courageous try SA’s best adventure tour Swim with Sealions and enjoy the opportunity to view these rare and endangered “puppies” of the sea in their natural habitat. Tasting Eyre run various land based tours designed at giving you an insight into this amazing destination.
Port Lincoln is known as the Seafood capital of Australia, so be sure to get your fix of local fresh seafood while in town by dining out at one of our many cafe’s and restaurants. Our top picks include Del Giornos Cafe on the foreshore, or try The Line and Label for premium dining. Take a fishing charter, catch a feed off of the local wharf or jetty, or simply pop into the Fresh Fish Place for a Seafood Cooking School experience. Dine in at the cafe or purchase your seafood from the factory fresh off of the boat!
For the wildlife enthusiast a day trip to Coffin Bay and the Coffin Bay National Park is a must. See wildlife in its natural habitat, and also meet the cheeky creatures who walk about town! While you are there enjoy a Coffin Bay Oyster Farm Tour and tasting, or sit back at the 1802 Oyster Bar and Bistro and take in the breathtaking coastal scenery. Enjoy stunning beaches, turquoise water and towering dunes.
For more spectacular coastal panoramas, 4WD dune trails, beaches, surfing, camping and hiking adventures visit Lincoln National Park and Whalers Way. For wildlife encounters visit Mikkira Station to picnic with wild Koalas, or the Glen Forest Tourist Park to feed the kangaroos, koala, birdlife and more. Be sure to keep an eye out for the spectacular whales migrating along our coastline from May to October each year.
Still stuck for things to do in Port Lincoln? Get active and immerse yourself in the many water sports on offer including surfing, kayaking, swimming, sailing, water-skiing, and paddle boarding. Board hire is available from X-Treme Kite and EP Aquatics SUP and Surf. Need to fill in an afternoon with the kids? The Port Lincoln Leisure Centre is open 7 days and has a 25m heated pool and slide!
Don’t miss out on the local Festivals and Events such as the annual Tunarama (January long weekend), Teakle Auto Sprint (Easter), and the Port Lincoln Racing Club Cup (early March). Nautilus Theatre supports many travelling acts, bands and artists so be sure to check their program before you visit. Or check out Beer Garden Brewing a new locally owned brewery with a fantastic venue to showcase local acts that complement their tasty craft beer and “other great Eyre Peninsula local products including food, wine, coffee and music!”
With so many things to do in Port Lincoln, be sure to book your accommodation early and avoid disappointment.
Port Lincoln Foreshore Apartments.