"PORT MacDONNELL" Port MacDonnell by balhannah

Port MacDonnell Travel Guide: 21 reviews and 66 photos

PORT MacDONNELL IS 'AUSTRALIA'S SOUTHERN ROCK LOBSTER CAPITAL

Port MacDonnell is situated in South Australia's "Limestone Coast" approximately 28km south of Mount Gambier, and is the southernmost port in South Australia.

The traditional owners, the Bungandidj Aborigines, lived largely on the produce from the sea as do the locals.....

Here, you can buy locally caught cooked, fresh or frozen Southern Rock Lobster available to the public during the fishing season from October 1st to May 31st each year.

Port MacDonnell is good place for water sports, it offers fishing, surfing, boating, snorkeling, sailing, and for the more adventurous internationally renowned sinkholes for cave diving!

EXPLORE THE RUGGED COASTLINE OF PORT MacDONNELL

FESTIVALS & EVENTS

The "Causon Havoc Bait & Tackle Bayside Festival" is a community organised family festival normally held annually on the first Sunday in January (excluding January 1st) on the Port MacDonnell foreshore.

WHAT TO EXPECT.....

Local produce, children's rides and activities, arts and crafts, live entertainment throughout the day, Bay Fun Run, Octopus Throw, Pie Eating Competition, Yabbie Races, Vintage Car displays.

The Port MacDonnell Off Shore Angling Club hold their major Tuna & Sportsfish Competition in early May each year and also hold competitions each month, year round.

The Port MacDonnell Fishing & Outdoor Expo is held on the last Sunday in February each year.
A chance to see caravans, camping goods and outdoor furniture, recreational boats, marine equipment and fishing tackle all in the one area.

Continuing on our road trip, we are going to stop for a break at the small village of DARTMOOR.

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  • In a nutshell:Fantastic coastal scenery!
  • Last visit to Port MacDonnell: May 2012
  • Intro Updated Sep 22, 2012
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