Port Pirie is a destination or stay over city. Time to take breath or time to restock. Although an industrial city, Port Pirie is also a tourism beach resort type place. Port Pirie is clean. Not only is Port Pirie heritage proud, the visitor will find the city very clean. Including the seawater that surrounds the town. Being an industrial steel producing hub the small city has a degree of helter/skelter but that adds to the charm of the place. Visitors more often than not will have a great time at Port Pirie.
The settlement was founded in 1845. The town was originally called Samuel's Creek after the discovery of Muddy Creek by Samuel Germein. In 1846, Port Pirie Creek was named by Governor Robe after the John Pirie, the first vessel to navigate the creek when transporting sheep from Bowman's Run near Crystal Brook
The traveler will find there is a lot to delight and enjoy at Port Pirie. For those that stay at the ‘by the shore’ caravan park you will be also entertained by the 8 am swimmer/ opera for about 30 minutes as he swims by each day. Enjoy Port Pirie.