Backpacking Port Lincoln

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    GO CAGE SHARK DIVING TO SEE THE MAJESTIC WHITE POINTER SHARK: Photo - Calypso Star Charters, courtesy South Australian Tourism Commission
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    EXPLORE THE BEAUTIFUL SCENERY AND BEACHES OF COFFIN BAY NATIONAL PARK: Photo - Matt Nettheim, courtesy South Australian Tourism Commission
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    TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT AND GO SWIMMING WITH TUNA FISH: Photo - Matt Nettheim, courtesy South Australian Tourism Commission
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Port Lincoln Highlights

  • Go cage swimming with majestic and huge Great White Sharks.

  • Port Lincoln is one of the most popular fishing destinations in the State, with plenty of places to drop a line, or alternatively you could take a fishing boat charter.

  • Explore Coffin Bay National Park, which is well-known for its birdlife and remote coastal scenery and is an ideal place for recreational activities such as coastal bushwalking, boating, sailing, scuba diving, windsurfing, fishing, bird watching and surfing.

  • Visit Lincoln National Park, which boasts some of the most scenic coastline in South Australia, featuring the vast Sleaford-Wanna sand dune system as well as islands, and the beautiful Memory Cove Wilderness Protection Area.

  • Take a boat tour to get up close with Port Lincoln's famous Bluefin Tuna and sea lions.

  • If you are here in January head to Tunarama - an annual event that showcases the best in local seafood, wine, art and music - and includes the famous tuna tossing championships.

About Port Lincoln

Population 14,000

Set on the shores of Boston Bay, Australia's largest natural harbour, Port Lincoln is a major commercial centre for the Eyre Peninsula. The town offers everything from supermarkets and department stores to a variety of shops, galleries, museums, places to eat and drink and services relevant to a medium sized town.

Port Lincoln makes an ideal base from where to explore the coast and hinterland of the Lower Eyre Peninsula. The town is in close proximity to several national parks, which offer a variety of flora, fauna and in particular bird life.

Other activities available include sailing, diving with great white sharks, touring aquaculture industries and the area is also one of the most popular fishing destinations in the State.

Lincoln Cove, is home to the tuna fishing fleets of the Great Australian Bight and fresh seafood is always readily available.

In January the town is hosts the popular Tunarama Festival. This event showcases the best in local seafood, wine, art and music - and includes the famous tuna tossing championships.

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Port Lincoln Visitor Information Centre

3 Adelaide Place
Port Lincoln, South Australia
Phone 1300 788 378
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