Port Lincoln Travel Guide: 72 reviews and 225 photos

Port Lincoln is a major commercial centre for the Eyre Peninsula and a popular destination for tourists.

The small City is situated overlooking Boston Bay, and makes a great base to go exploring nearby sights.
Boston Bay happens to be 3.5 times the size of Sydney Harbour, so it's big!

Port Lincoln is a very important grain and fishing port.

Port Lincoln is located 656 km west of Adelaide and has a population of about 14,000 people.

The climate is typically Mediterranean climate

It currently has Australia's largest commercial fishing fleet and fish farming has become so important that Port Lincoln now has kingfish farms, mussel farms, oyster farms, experimental lobster farms and abalone farms.

Most of the Anglers, mainly Italian, are very, very wealthy men. The money which can be made from tuna fishing is huge.

The Japanese have paid over $40,000 a tonne for specially prepared tuna for sashimi and this has resulted in many of the tuna fishermen becoming multimillionaires.

One of the most famous local tuna-fishing success stories is that of Dean Lukin who, in 1984, with the assistance of an Eastern European and USSR boycott of the Los Angeles Games, won Australia's first weightlifting gold medal at an Olympic Games.

For adventure lovers, you can swim with the Tuna and the Sharks.

From Port Lincoln, we did a day trip to COFFIN BAY and the National park, this was excellent.

Well, time is up and we have to continue moving on our 11,500km journey, so now we will start heading back up Eyre Peninsula, stopping at the beaut small coastal town of TUMBY BAY

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  • In a nutshell:Nice small city to stay a few days
  • Last visit to Port Lincoln: Apr 2012
  • Intro Updated Sep 22, 2012
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  • Regina1965's Profile Photo
    May 8, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    What a lovely page, Dee - with such beautiful photos :)

  • Maryimelda's Profile Photo
    Jun 14, 2012 at 10:41 PM

    This area looks great Dee. The stained glass in St Mary's is really different as well. Some of the views from Whaler's Way are sunning. As usual great photography from you.


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