Port Lincoln is a small city of 14000 people situated at the bottom tip of the Eyre Peninsula and boasts a large natural harbour.
The first permanent settlers arrived in March 1839 aboard the ships Abeona, Dorset and Porter. It was initially considered for the capital of South Australia because of the large deep sea harbour but because of the lack of fresh water Adelaide was chosen instead.
The main industries in Port Lincoln are fishing, a large grain loading facility and tourism.
The majority of Australia’s tuna boats are located in Port Lincoln, the tuna is caught in the Great Australian Bight and then farmed behind Boston Island for export to Japan. Other fisheries are prawn, abalone, mussel and oyster leases in Coffin Bay
While in Port Lincoln you can go and take a boat trip to visit tuna farms, fishing for king george whiting or even go diving with great white sharks.
If you don't want to be on the water there are Museums to visit, Mill Cottage, Axel Stenross etc... or just sip a café latte on the foreshore.
One of the treasures are our beautiful National Parks, all within half an hour drive where it is easy to find a secluded beach to go for a walk and a picnic. Whalers Way with its rugged coastline is also worth a visit, there is also a small koala colony at Mikkira on the way there. If traveling with children; don’t miss Glen Forest Animal Farm.
If you are planning a visit to Port Lincoln there are lots of accommodation places to choose from whether it is for a short stay or a longer vacation. For accommodation in Port Lincoln, Coffin Bay or Tumby Bay Click on the links for a comprehensive list of places to stay, if we missed one or if you are an owner and would like a featured listing please send us an