Things to do in Port Lincoln

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Port Lincoln: Coffin Bay Seafood, Wine, and Nature Day Trip

1. Port Lincoln: Coffin Bay Seafood, Wine, and Nature Day Trip

Explore Coffin Bay on a guided tour from Port Lincoln. Marvel at the beautiful scenery as you meet local producers on a day trip. Take a cruise to learn about the local seafood industry. Sample world-famous oysters and indulge in a delicious tasting menu before trying some premium wines. Your day begins as it does for most Eyre Peninsula locals, resetting and rejuvenating by the ocean. This tour takes in Coffin Bay National Park, home to a swathe of the Eyre Peninsula's best beaches, including Almonta Beach. Roam secluded, sandy shores without another soul in sight - except for the resident kangaroos and emus - then settle in by the sea for morning tea with panoramic views across the vast landscape. Venture around the coast to our next destination, where world-famous Coffin Bay oysters are primed for tasting. Learn about the Eyre Peninsula's enviable seafood industry as you glide through crystal-clear waters to Experience Coffin Bay's working oyster farm. See oysters plucked straight from the ocean, then sample the briny fruits of your labor. The taste of the ocean on your tongue, vivid waters lapping at your side, and a gentle sea breeze on your cheek – this is a gourmet experience to awaken your senses. After your oyster epiphany, cruise back to shore. You may even be joined by the local pod of dolphins who call these waters home. Your gourmet seafood escape continues back on land. Pull up a seat overlooking the bay at 1802 Oyster Bar & Restaurant, where head chef Andy will introduce you to his favorite local produce sourced from the surrounding sea and land with a delicious tasting menu. Take your time and take it all in before meandering back towards Port Lincoln. The perfect pairing for your seafood feast, local wines and sweeping views await at Boston Bay Wines. Perched above the Southern Ocean, sample a range of premium wine and meet Tony and Sonia, second-generation wine growers and producers. At day's end - cup, belly and soul full – you'll be drop[ed you at your Port Lincoln accommodation between 5 PM and 5.30 PM.

Port Lincoln: Lincoln National Park Sunset Sand Dunes Tour

2. Port Lincoln: Lincoln National Park Sunset Sand Dunes Tour

Head to the sand dunes in Lincoln National Park to watch night fall. Feel the thrill of riding in a modified off-roading vehicle. Explore Stanford beach and take in the sunset at the Wanna Sand Dunes. Be picked up from your accommodation in Port Lincoln. Relax on the drive to Lincoln National Park. Get off the beaten track as your guide uses the 4-wheel-drive to venture off-road. Admire the long stretch of sand at Stanford beach. See how the light plays across the wind-sculpted sand dunes at sunset. Keep an eye out for local wildlife like the Rosenberg's goanna lizard, echidnas, western whip birds, malleefowls and hooded plovers. 

Port Lincoln Day Tour: Eyre Peninsula

3. Port Lincoln Day Tour: Eyre Peninsula

Visit pristine national parks and beaches taking in the spectacular views of the Southern Ocean on this tour from Port Lincoln. Visit the Lincoln National Park, taking in views of Sleaford Bay, visit a popular lunch spot for delicious seafood Be collected from your Port Lincoln accommodation band venture to the secluded shores and untouched bushland of Lincoln National Park. This coastal wilderness is a haven for some of Australia’s most iconic wildlife. See emus stroll along the shoreline, and the native birds of the dense bushland. Ascend to Wanna Lookout for sweeping views across Sleaford Bay. Perched clifftop, chances are you’ll spot dolphins frolicking below or, come winter, whales making their way along the coast. Enjoy some morning tea with breathtaking views spanning across the harbour at a locally-loved picnic spot. Then take a stroll along the powder-white sand of Surfleet Beach. Head on a a scenic drive along Whalers Way which brings you to Mikkira Station. Get up close with some 150 wild koalas residing among the mana gum mallee. Home to the only wild koala population on the peninsula, as well as kangaroos and emus, this sanctuary is a must for wildlife lovers. Making your way back towards Port Lincoln, stop for lunch at a popular local haunt, the Fresh Fish Place. Sample the region’s world-renowned seafood as you watch the day’s catch brought into Australia’s largest port. Step back in time during a tour of the Alex Stenross Maritime Museum and learn about the regions fishing industry. Soak in the last moments of the day atop Winters Hill lookout. Finally, be droppped off at Port Lincoln accommodation in the late afternoon.

Port Lincoln: Wildlife and Sightseeing Full-Day 4WD Tour

4. Port Lincoln: Wildlife and Sightseeing Full-Day 4WD Tour

Explore Lincoln National Park on a 4WD adventure and have a great chance of seeing local wildlife. Savor a seafood lunch, then visit Whalers Way in the afternoon and enjoy the scenic views. After pickup from your accommodation in Port Lincoln, make your way first to Winter Hill Lookout for a bird’s-eye view of Port Lincoln and Boston Bay. After that, head toward Lincoln National Park. Once there, discover a few quiet beaches and sand dunes. Keep your eyes peeled for the plentiful local wildlife, such as kangaroos, wedge-tail eagles, emus, and blue-tongued lizards. Next, travel to the Wanna sand dunes and undertake the Sleaford to Wanna 4WD off-road experience. Enjoy one of the best sand dune tracks on offer in South Australia before returning to Port Lincoln for a seafood lunch. In the afternoon, head to Whalers Way, a private property with exclusive views that even top those in the national parks. Marvel at the curved limestone coastline, magnificent caves, and long-nosed fur seals. The tour concludes with drop-off at your accommodation. Please be aware, the tour during 1st -30th Nov 2022 is unable to travel to Whalers Way due to property closure. We will use other destinations instead of Whalers Way during this short period, sorry for the inconvenience.

Coffin Bay National Park: Highlights and Off-Road 4WD Tour

5. Coffin Bay National Park: Highlights and Off-Road 4WD Tour

Discover one of South Australia's most popular yet exclusive national parks, Coffin Bay National Park, on a 4WD Jeep tour. Head off-road, roaring up sand dunes, see dramatic limestone cliffs and pristine bays, and keep an eye out for local wildlife, including emus and kangaroos. Take out the stress of organizing a rental car and enjoy a hotel pickup from Port Lincoln township. Kick-start your adventure with a relaxing 30-minute drive to Coffin Bay, enjoying the typical Australian country view along your route. Once at Coffin Bay National Park, head down the sealed road to marvel at the remarkable limestone coastline. Fine white sand beaches, dramatic cliffs, and pristine water are the highlights in this park. As you drive along, keep a sharp eye out for the local wildlife commonly sighted during the trip, such as emus, kangaroos, and blue-tongue lizards. Then, kick up the adrenaline with a drive down Gunyah Beach's sand dunes. The beach is one of the best beaches in all of Eyre Peninsula but isn't easily reached by car because of the soft sand. Luckily for you, your 4WD allows you to visit this untouched piece of paradise.

Adelaide: Eyre Peninsula and Flinders Ranges Adventure Trip

6. Adelaide: Eyre Peninsula and Flinders Ranges Adventure Trip

Travel to Eyre Peninsula, Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park, Port Lincoln, Coffin Bay, Arno Bay, and more on this guided trip from Adelaide with accommodation, entry fees, and meals. Walk the Arkaroo Rock Trail, camp amongst koalas at Mikkira Station, and cruise across the gulf.  Day 1: Adelaide to Ikara-Flinders Ranges National ParkHike Alligator Gorge, enjoy a picnic lunch, then travel further north to Flinders Ranges. Get welcomed at the Wilpena Pound campsite and enjoy dinner by the campfire. Roll out your swag for your first night under the billions of stars of the Milky Way. Day 2: Ikara-Flinders Ranges National ParkAfter breakfast, set out on the Hills Homestead Walk. Wander through the tranquil Pound Gap into Wilpena Pound and follow Wilpena Creek through the trees. Head up to Wangara Lookout for panoramic views. Return to camp for lunch and a dip in the resort swimming pool to cool off. In the afternoon, set out on the Arkaroo Rock Trail with impressive views over the Chace Range. Day 3: Flinders Ranges to Port LincolnVisit the Jeff Morgan Gallery in Hawker. Travel to Port Augusta for lunch and see some impressive silo art at Cowell. Arrive in the seafood capital of Australia, Port Lincoln. Set up camp for three nights at Mikkira Station, which has shower and toilet facilities. Day 4: Port Lincoln and surroundsPull on a wetsuit for a two-hour learn-to-surf lesson. After a bite to eat, take a 14-kilometer coastal drive along Whalers Way. Later, contribute to koala conservation work at Mikkira Station. Depending on the time of year, spend the afternoon removing weeds, or collecting, propagating, or planting manna gum tree seeds. Sleep under koala-filled gum trees at Mikkira. Day 5: Coffin Bay (or aquatic Experience) After Breakfast, spend the day unearthing Port Lincoln and Coffin Bay with optional Oyster tasting with Coffin Bay Oyster Farm Tour. Alternative, book yourself for a Great White Shark Experience or swim with the Australian Sea Lions. Please booked direct with local operator. Day 6: Port Lincoln to AdelaideAfter breakfast, pack up camp and head to Port Lincoln for a must-do walk up Stamford Hill. Take a final look at Port Lincoln from Winters Hill Lookout and stop for a barbecue lunch at Arno Bay as you make your way to Lucky Bay. Hop on a ferry and set sail across the Spencer Gulf towards Wallaroo on the Yorke Peninsula. Grab a coffee on board and relax as you cruise across the gulf. On disembarking in Wallaroo, jump back on the bus for a final ride to Adelaide.

Australia: Alice Springs to Perth 15-Day Overland Tour

7. Australia: Alice Springs to Perth 15-Day Overland Tour

Spend 14 days touring around the undiscovered regions of Western and South Australia. Stay in an underground Coober Pedy hotel. Go on a scenic flight at lake Eyre. Speed around the Flinders range by jeep. Walk 40 meters above the forest on a treetop walk. Taste Australian wine in Margaret River. Begin your outback exploration in the Northern Territory. Depart from Alice Springs, the gateway to the Red Center. Cross red desert sands to the opal mining town of Coober Pedy, famous for its underground homes, on day 2. Escape from the heat as you spend the night in an underground hotel. Depart Coober Pedy on day 3 to arrive at the cattle station service town of Marree, famous for having Australia's first mosque. Continue on day 4 as you go to Akaroola in the Flinders Range, known for its bird wildlife and nature sanctuary. Leave the mountains and drive to Port Augusta on day 5. Enjoy Port Augusta and the views of the Spencer Gulf as you head to Port Lincoln on day 6. Appreciate this city on the lower Eyre Peninsula, known as the seafood capital of Australia. Depart from here on day 7 to go to the Nullarbor. Marvel at the flat, arid plain, which is home to the largest single exposure of limestone bedrock in the world. Head to the roadhouse community of Balladonia on day 8. Arrive at the goldfields coastal town of Esperance on day 9, and gaze at the white, sandy beaches. Go north to the gold mining town of Kalgoorlie on day 10. Spend day 11 in this town and experience the Golden Mile. Appreciate being near one of the world's richest goldfields. Travel to Hyden on day 12, which is home to the famous Wave Rock, a 15-meter granite cliff. Arrive in the port city of Albany on day 13 and enjoy beaches on the southern tip of Western Australia. Travel to Pemberton in the southwest of the state, in the Margaret River region, on day 14. Reach your final destination of Perth on day 15 to conclude your amazing adventure.

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What people are saying about Port Lincoln

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 36 reviews

Very knowledgeable guide. Took you to areas not usually accessible to the general public. Met koalas in the wild for the first time which were on low trees so very east to view and photograph. The seafood restaurant and retail outlet was first class. The guide at the Maritime Museum was very informative and the museum was very comprehensive and well maintained. Saw lots of fur seals, emus and birdlife. *****************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************

Ben is an amazingly knowledgeable, friendly and accomodating tour guide. He made us feel super comfortable and safe with his 100/10 driving skills & banter. Last but not least he takes you to the most breath taking views & also happens to be a photographer 1000/10. Thank you so for having us Ben. We will continue to sing your praises mate. Don’t come to Port Lincoln without booking this tour.

Extremely knowledgeable guide. Excellent customer service right through from booking to some great photos taken and supplied free of charge. Enjoyed each and every minute.

Comprehensive mix of natural environment, history, food and wine.

An excellent trip - nice relaxed pace but very enjoyable