Plan your trip to Port Lincoln
Whether you’re passing through or staying a few days or more, a bit of forward planning will ensure your visit to Port Lincoln is talked about for years to come.
Getting to Port Lincoln by Road
By road, the drive from Adelaide to Port Augusta then via the Lincoln Highway to Whyalla, Cowell and Tumby Bay to Port Lincoln is approximately 647km and takes about seven hours.
Premier Stateliner operates a daily bus service from Adelaide to Port Lincoln that takes approximately ten hrs and costs around $90.
For those wanting a slightly shorter trip, SeaSA’s ferry service from Wallaroo to Lucky Bay is also an option when available. The service is expected to resume in September 2018—see SeaSA website for latest updates.
Getting to Port Lincoln by Air
Getting to Port Lincoln by Sea
Ocean travellers will find major cruise ship operators now visit Port Lincoln on a regular basis. Or, if you're more adventurous, sail your yacht from Adelaide or one of the many ports along South Australia's gulf coast.
Accommodation in Port Lincoln
Once you're here, you'll need somewhere to stay. Accommodation, tours, and day trips can all be booked direct or by dropping into the Visitor Information Centre.
Dining in Port Lincoln
Seafood lovers have plenty of options on where and what they might like to eat—be it fine dining in one of the many local restaurants, a quick meal in a café, or simply catching your own and cooking it on the beach.
Food & Dining
Cruise Terminals and Airports
The Port Lincoln Airport, located 10 Kilometres north of Port Lincoln, is the busiest regional airport in South Australia. Rex and Qantaslink fly multiple passenger services to and from Adelaide daily while many charter aircraft are frequent users. Secure long-term parking, taxi services, shuttle buses and hire cars are all available from the terminal.
Passenger cruises to Port Lincoln are booming with 14 ships set to visit the regional centre during the 2018/19 season. The cruise terminal is located at Brennan Jetty which is about a 10-minute walk to the town centre.
Visitor Information Centre
The Port Lincoln Visitor Information Centre in Adelaide Place is your one-stop-shop for booking accommodation; fishing charters; land-based tours; tuna, seal and bay cruises; shark cage diving; and all permits, and passes.
You can also plan your stay, get valuable visitor information, brochures, souvenirs, postcards and more. Public internet access is available, photocopying, faxing and it is an access point for town water.
Day Trips From Port Lincoln
Port Lincoln has many day trips on offer. For those who like a well-organised outing, local tour operators offer a variety of water-based adventures and land-based experiences. If doing your own thing and setting your own pace appeals, there are all sorts of destinations, activities and local places of interest to keep you well occupied. The Port Lincoln Visitor Information Centre is your best starting point.
Great Walks & Trails
Walkers will love the Parnkalla trail named after the original inhabitants the Barngarla Aboriginal people which winds its way along the entire Port Lincoln coast. There is also a Heritage Trail that runs from Springfield Drive to Stuart Terrace incorporating public art and informative signs recognising the people and history of the area.
There are also walking trails within the Lincoln National Park and nearby Coffin Bay National Park. Fees apply for entering, and self-registration permits are available at the park entrances.
If you’re the sort of person who likes to set their own agenda, why not create your own itinerary and visit Port Lincoln and surrounding areas at your own pace. The Port Lincoln Visitor Information Centre is a great place to help you plan. They have all the information you need and can help you create day trip itineraries or plan your entire stay.