Eyre Peninsula Visitor Guide : 2018-2019 Eyre Peninsula Visitor Guide
eyrepeninsula.com | Port Lincoln 40 Mikkira Station, Port Lincoln PORT LINCOLN 51 kilometres from Tumby Bay map reference Q8 Situated on Boston Bay, one of the largest protected natural harbours in the world and three times the size of Sydney Harbour, Port Lincoln offers visitors a myriad of experiences, including fishing, sailing, cage diving with Great White sharks, wine tasting, hiking, camping and so much more. Since the first European settlers arrived in 1839, Port Lincoln has developed into a modern, friendly seaside city. Today, Port Lincoln is a thriving regional centre and the perfect base from which to explore southern Eyre Peninsula. As the seafood capital of Australia and with the largest fishing fleet in the Southern Hemisphere, it is renowned for its Southern Bluefin tuna, King George whiting, Spencer Gulf King prawns and Southern Rock lobster. Visitors can choose from a range of accommodation options, from budget to luxury. The city has a vibrant dining scene, including restaurants, cafés and family- friendly pubs. Port Lincoln also hosts wine and tasting at local wineries, Boston Bay Wines, Lincoln Estate and Peter Teakle Wines. Eyre Peninsula's only craft brewery, Beer Garden Brewing, offers tours and tastings. It is also known for its excellent recreational activities including yachting, horse racing, windsurfing, golfing, scuba diving, kayaking, surfing, paddle boarding, bushwalking, mountain biking, camping and birdwatching. Anglers can try their hand at catching tuna or King George whiting. If the fish aren’t biting, there are plenty of restaurants, cafés and pubs that serve local seafood. You’ll also find award-winning wines on the menu or at cellar doors. POINTS OF INTEREST Port Lincoln is one of the few places in the world where you can cage dive with Great White sharks. But the underwater adventure does not stop there. How about swimming with sea lions? Specialist tours are available. Enjoy the natural bushland setting at Mikkira Station, 30 kilometres south-west of Port Lincoln. Pack a picnic or camp among koalas. Permits are required and are available at the Visitor Information Centre. Port Lincoln has a number of interesting museums, including the Axel Stenross Maritime Museum, Railway Museum, Mill Cottage Museum, the RSL Military Memorabilia Display, Settlers Cottage Museum and Tod Reservoir Museum. Port Lincoln supports a number of art galleries, including the Nautilus Arts Centre, Walter Nicholls Memorial Gallery and the Rotary Gallery which hosts a number of travelling exhibitions. For those who enjoy getting out on the greens, the Port Lincoln Golf Club boasts a magnificent 18 hole course with beautiful greens and views of the countryside. Hand buggies, clubs and golf carts are available for hire. Lincoln Cove, Boston Bay, Lincoln National Park, Thorny Passage Marine Park and Whaler’s Way all provide a unique perspective of the pristine coastal landscapes. The lookout from Winter Hill is one of Australia’s most spectacular coastal panoramas. Keen hikers should try either the Investigator or Parnkalla walking trails.