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South Australia Family Getaways – Port Lincoln

Updated: Aug 23, 2022

Visit beautiful destinations in your very own backyard!

Travel is a luxury, especially in the middle of a global pandemic. As Australians (particularly as South Australians) we are very lucky enough to live in a safe country. As there are tight restrictions with travelling international and even interstate, why not please your next holiday here in South Australia.

What makes the Eyre Peninsula great for a family getaway?

The Eyre Peninsula is a hidden gem for many South Australians. The Eyre Peninsula boasts fantastic food and wine, luxury accommodation and a large variety of wildlife. Over the past year, we have had many intrastate travels come and visit Port Lincoln and the Eyre Peninsula saying that it is there first time here and that they can not get enough of it.

Stunning and uninterrupted views

Whalers Way Port Lincoln

The scenery around Port Lincoln is breathtaking. You can safety swim in the shallow and pristine waters, sand board through the dunes and explore around some of the most stunning coasts in South Australia. Click here to find the attractions list about Port Lincoln.

Once in a lifetime wildlife encounters

1. Swim with Sea Lions

As an endangered animal and the most endangered member of the sea lions family in the world, we are lucky enough to see them in their natural habitat. 85% of Australian Sea Lions live in SA waters and Port Lincoln is 1 of the 2 places in the world you can swim with them. We may be biased but swimming with our endangered Australian Sea Lions is one of the most interactive and exhilarating experiences that must be done on any family holiday. With no age limit and family packages, this tour will create family memories to be cherished forever. The puppies of the sea are always willing to play in their very own underwater playground

Cost: $650 Family (2 adults, 2 kids aged 5-15), Adults $215, Kids $155 and under 5 years old free. For passengers who don’t know how to swim, they can still enjoy the trip by being observers and join our Sea Lion Count Program.

Swim with Sea Lions – Adventure Bay Charters

2. Shark Cage Diving – Aqua Sub, Surface Cage & Bottom Cage Diving

If your family are adventure-seeking and after an adrenaline rush, our shark cage diving experience is just for you! No prior diving experience is required, and our all-inclusive, dry, underwater viewing area the “Aqua Sub,” is perfect for any family member who would prefer to stay dry when spotting sharks. Please note that due to the lengthy duration of this tour it is not recommended for children under the age of five to join.

Cost: Adult $350 and Child $300.00 observer. $39.00 Marine National Park Fee and $175.00 for those that get into the cafe (only if sharks are seen when in the cage). An added extra for those with their own water ticket is the 18m Bottom Cage Diving – an additional $100.00.

Adventure Bay Charters Aqua Sub

An abundance of wildlife!

World-class fresh local seafood!

Seafood Bay Cruise Adventure bay Charters

Enjoy tasting Southern Blue Fin Tuna, kingfish and mussels in the Seafood Capital of the World. Coffin Bay Oysters are truly representing Port Lincoln as Australia seafood capital. There are plenty of seafood restaurants such as Port Lincoln Hotel, Del Giorno’s and The Fresh Fish Place around Port Lincoln. Meanwhile, if you would like to know a bit more about how premium seafood produced locally, join our Seafood Bay Cruise to hear about the fishing industry and history from a fourth-generation fisherman.

Marina Hotel Port Lincoln

So much to See Around Port Lincoln and the Eyre Peninsula!

Coffin Bay National Park

There are many destinations are worth visiting within 2 hours of driving from Port Lincoln, such as Coffin Bay, Greenly Beach, Tumby Bay etc.

Coffin Bay is famous because Coffin Bay Oysters which is one of the best oysters in Australia and have a strong reputation globally. Meanwhile, the beautiful Coffin Bay National Park is definitely worth visiting for a short or even a few days off.

Fishing in Port Lincoln

Port Lincoln is well known as the seafood capital. There are some of the greatest fishing spots around here within a few hours of driving to visit beautiful locations – such as locks well, Greenly Beach, Coffin Bay, Elliston and further up the west coast. For Port Lincoln Fishing Calendar, please click here.

Port Lincoln Wisemans Beach Robert Lang Photography

Different Type of Accommodations!

Port Lincoln Hotel

There are more than 15 accommodation providers in Port Lincoln, from caravan parks to 4.5 stars hotel as well as an abundant of airbnbs around town. So this wide range of variety will offer family travellers great options when they decide where to stay!

Motels: First Landing Motel, Hilton Motel, Blue Sea Motel, Bay 10 Accommodation, etc.


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