Port Lincoln is your perfect summer escape
Port Lincoln is the perfect place for an Indulgent Summer Getaway. A seafood lovers paradise, from catching and cooking your own to indulging in a seafood masterclass feast by local chefs, your seafood tastebuds will be in heaven. All washed down of course, with local brews, wines and great coffee.
The city offers a range of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets, and travellers are advised to book in advance to ensure you don't miss out during the peak summer season.
The coast and hinterland around Port Lincoln offers many soft adventure options. Hiking in the national parks, swimming in fresh ocean beaches, dipping in rockpools, and having an aquatic experience, be it with oysters or sealions, it is all on the Port Lincoln adventure menu.
Luxuriate in our 5 star bed and breakfasts like Zentala House, perfectly positioned with magnificent views, expansive lawns with every luxury at your fingertips. Imagine sitting on the patio with a morning coffee watching the sunrise over the bay, or a wine in hand as you wind down at the end of the day.
Other waterfront, premium BnB accommodation options include: Shelley Rocks House, Deco Beach Luxury Apartments and Bay 10 Accommodation. For those looking for a hinterland experience, you can't go past Tanonga Eco Lodges, two luxury, eco-friendly lodges just a short 20 minutes drive from the town centre.
Premium Hotel / Motel Accommodation
The Port Lincoln Hotel is our own 4 star hotel conveniently located on the foreshore and boasting bars, seafood restaurant, pool and function centre. Choose from a range of rooms, from the comfortable town or sea views suites right up to the Luxury Ocean Views and Deluxe Spa Suites. Other premium quality hotel/motel style accommodation includes the newly refurbished Limani Motel which enjoys an absolute waterfront location.
Port Lincoln is known as the "Seafood Capital of Australia" for good reason. We have the largest fishing fleet in the southern hemisphere and the variety of seafood to match. From shellfish to crayfish, and everything in between, seafood lovers are sure to be impressed.
Local chef, Kris Bunder, offers a seafood masterclass as part of a larger regional tour, where you will learn about each species and how to prepare and cook it. Even better, you then get to enjoy the fruits of his labour at his waterfront home, overlooking the Lincoln Cove Marina, all washed down with a local drop, of course.
Other local eateries offering premium seafood experiences include: Fumo 28 Oysterbar, Sarin's Restaurant in the Port Lincoln Hotel, and the Marina Hotel. For an all 'round seafood experience you can't go past The Fresh Fish Place, combining factory tours, a fresh seafood outlet and some of the best in-house fish and chips in town.
Touring, Wining and Dining
There are many secret spots on the Southern Eyre Peninsula that you simply can't discover without the knowledge of a local. This is where our entertaining tour guides come in. Lunch Doudle, from Australian Coastal Safaris is a bit of a local legend with a lot of larrikin thrown in. What he doesn't know about this region, fishing, seafood and local history isn't worth knowing. With Lunch, you will explore national parks and secret beaches, participate in gathering your dinner, and taste some of the best and freshest seafood in the world, all without worrying about the drive, getting bogged, or reading a map.
"Hassie" (Craig Haslam) from Xplore Eyre also offers premium 4WD tours across the Eyre Peninsula, from Adelaide to Port Lincoln and further afield. Koalas, food and wine, and Coffin Bay are included in Xplore Eyre's day trip packages. Together with tour guide Paul, Xplore Eyre provides a comfortable way to enjoy the Southern Eyre Peninsula without the worry of driving yourself.
You simply cannot visit Coffin Bay without an oyster experience. Experience Coffin Bay offers comfortable and educational tours to their oyster lease on their brand new vessel, CB1. Enjoy oysters fresh from the sea of course, and a bay tour where you are likely to see sealions and dolphins as you glide past the National Park on the way to the lease. Oh, and there is also a a bar on board to help wash down the shellfish.
You will also find Oyster HQ - the home of the oyster pavillion, situated in the waters of Coffin Bay. Wade out to the Saltwater Pavillon in supplied waders, and sample the freshest oysters, paired with South Australian wine. Learn about the oyster industry, all whilst sitting in the water at the 'saltwater dining table'.
West Coast Wines
Port Lincoln is home to a number of boutique wineries including the iconic Boston Bay Winery featuring picturesque views of Boston Bay. Famous for its 'Great White" Sauvignon Blanc and chef/part time comedian, Tony Ford, the winery is a great place to kick back on the lawns on a warm summer's day, with tasting paddle of Fordies best wines, accompanied with a divine seafood tasting platter to match.
Teakle Winery features an amazing cellar door that must be visited, along with beautiful gardens and vineyards, whilst Lincoln Estate Wines owned by the Turvey Family, is situated at Glen Forest Tourist Park, a 20 minute drive in the Port Lincoln hinterland. A great spot to spend an afternoon with the family.
Caffeine Hit, Anyone?
If you are a coffee aficionado, don't fret, we've got your covered in Port Lincoln. Boston Bean Coffee Co is Port Lincoln's own roastery where you can purchase your coffee and enjoy at the cafe, or takeaway, or buy your own bag of coffee (and everything associated with coffee), for home use. But good coffee experiences don't end there, local cafe The Rogue and Rascal on the foreshore use local coffee Eyre Roasted as their preferred brew. Enjoy with breakfast, brunch or lunch at this bustling popular cafe. Del Giornos Cafe Restaurant on the foreshore is open most days and hours and offers great coffee, breakfast, lunch, and evening dining.
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