Port Lincoln Port Lincoln offers many opportunities to get into the water and interact with wildlife. Dive into the clear waters off Seal Cove and spend some time playing with Australian sea lions – the puppy dogs of the sea. These inquisitive sea mammals love to show off for humans with somersaults, back flips, and graceful swirls. For something slightly scarier, take a day tour to Neptune Islands. Here you can go cage diving and get up close to the legendary Great White shark. No diving experience necessary.
A little less fearsome, Lincoln National Park and Coffin Bay National Park feature cliffs, sand dunes, sheltered bays and sandy beaches, both a short drive from Port Lincoln. Much of these parks can be accessed in a standard vehicle, but if you have a four-wheel drive, even better. Or tour the waterways of the Lincoln Cove Marina, home to Australia’s largest commercial fishing fleet, and learn about this interesting industry on board an electric canal cruiser with Fred’s Marina Cruises. Soak up the surroundings of this millionaire’s paradise.
Pick up some factory direct seafood at The Fresh Fish Place. Fresh fillets and oysters are available every day, guaranteeing the best local seafood. Feast your eyes on the range – King George whiting, snapper, crayfish, prawns, succulent Coffin Bay oysters, Boston Bay mussels and much more. If you love oysters you can’t leave Port Lincoln without taking on the one kilogram King oyster challenge at the Port Lincoln Hotel (make sure you pre-book). It’s also worth getting to Coffin Bay for a tour and tasting at Pure Coffin Bay Oysters.
- Swimming with the sea lions at Hopkins Island
- Cage diving with Great White Sharks
- Marina tour
- Fresh Seafood
- Oysters at Coffin Bay
- Lincoln and Coffin Bay National Parks