PORT LINCOLN

Port Lincoln is the self proclaimed fishing ‘capitol’ of Australia. There is no doubt the capitol investment in fishing and the product itself would seem to live up to that boast. Port Lincoln is also another of those Australian cities/towns that ensures a welcoming and enjoyable visit.

British naval explorer Matthew Flinders discovered the harbour in February 1802. Because of its particularly good harbour, he named it Port Lincoln rather than just Lincoln, where Flinders came from.

The economy is based on the huge grain-handling facilities (a total capacity of over 337,500 tonnes), the canning and fish processing works, lambs, wool and beef, and tuna farming for the Japanese market. Home of Australia's largest commercial fishing fleet Port Lincoln now has a thriving aquaculture industry. Be sure to check out the ‘real’ fresh fish markets. The shipping of the wheat harvest is also big business.

Restaurants, pubs and cafes do a thriving business in Port Lincoln. The hotels are classic structure, except for the marina tavern.

The owner of Makybe Diva (the only horse to win the Melbourne Cup 3 times) is a tuna farmer in Port Lincoln. A life-sized bronze statue of The Diva stands on the town's foreshore.

The Churches in Port Lincoln are approaching the century.

The Museums in Port Lincoln open on various days.

The Port Lincoln War Memorial is located on the northern edge of the cbd.

Port Lincoln is an easy place to stay up to a week. Watch the weather though; being coastal cloudy days are prevalent.

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Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course