The Best Affordable Places To Visit In Port Lincoln

Port Lincoln is famous for its sea lions and great white shark experiences, with tours that offer you amazing and beautiful experiences with some of Australia’s cutest and scariest sea creatures. But there is also so much more to Port Lincoln. From Adelaide, it takes about seven hours (approximately 647 kilometers) to get to Port Lincoln via the Lincoln Highway and through Port Augusta. It’s an easy drive, with a flat freeway the whole way and plenty of signage. There is also an Airport in Port Lincoln which has several flights to Adelaide each day.

Winter Hill Lookout

 One of the best views you’ll get of Port Lincoln. It’s a short 5 minute drive from the Port Lincoln town. You will get amazing views of the city, bay, Boston Island and on clear days the various islands off shore. You can also look over the back towards Coffin Bay or down to the south towards Whalers Way.

Old Mill Lookout

The Old Mill 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. The Old Mill is now a lookout tower with amazing views over the city and Boston Bay.

Shelley Beach

A small sandy beach which is protected in the bay with picnic tables and shelter. There is a grass area or you can head to the sand. A beautiful beach close to Port Lincoln.

Parnkalla Trail

The trail is 35km one way from North shield, through Port Lincoln and ends at the edge of Port Lincoln National Park. The trail follows the coastline around Boston Bay.
Axel Stenross Maritime Museum is the central spot of the trail. From here you can continue to Billy Lights Point which is 11.2km one way. This part of the trail is 2 meters wide and bitumen its also well maintained and well signed.

You can also begin at Axel Stenross Maritime Museum and head to North Shields Caravan Park 8.8km one way. This part of the trail is also a natural trail.

From Billy lights point, the trail continues south-west a further 15km connecting to the Investigator Trail. This part of the trail is more natural, and well marked. Along the way the trail can be quite rocky in sections. From Billy lights point the trail leads you down a path which then ends. We began the trail again at Greyhound Road just past the Fresh Fish Place. From here the start of the trail is very rocky and along the main road. From Proper Bay Boat ramp the trail is behind small trees which blocks off the main road.

Fishery Beach

Loated 20 minutes from Port Lincoln on the way to Whalers way is Fishery Beach.

Mary Ellis Wreck Beach

You will find this beach on the way to Fishery Beach or Whalers way. It’s a great beach for 4WD, sand boarding or swimming in the ocean. There also is two awesome lookouts at the end of the road past the Mary Ellis beach turn off.

Port Lincoln National Park

Port Lincoln National Park is accessible to 2WD and 4Wd and is located on the southern tip of the Eyre Peninsula. The national park overlooks Boston Bay which is the largest natural Harbor in Australia. It’s 15 minutes away from the town of Port Lincoln and a 7.5 hour drive from the state capital of Adelaide. There is a few places a 2WD won’t be able to visit but you can see most of the park. The main attraction in the National Park is Memory Cove which is 4WD accessible only. But with a 2WD head to Whalers Way. Which is located 20 minutes out of the National Park.
Best Things To Do:
Donington Loop Hike- The hike loops around the tip of the national park, past Yachties Beach, September beach, Donington lighthouse and beach and Fisherman Point Beach.
Spalding Cove to Maclaren Point circuit- follow Maclaren Point track to the point and loop back around along the Investigator trail. The loop is 9km 3 hour trail.
Memory Cove- The track into the cove is 4WD access only and has a campground.
Surfleet Cove Campground- Is 2WD accessible and is a great campground right by the beach. There also is a few walking trails from the campground including the Surfleet Cove Campground.
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