Port Lincoln City Highlights
Local winery tour
Winters Hill Lookout
Axel Stenross Maritime Museum
Port Lincoln foreshore
Lincoln Cove Marina
Seafood processor & sales
4 hr guided tour
1.00 pm Wed, Fri, Sat
from Pt Lincoln accommodation – Returns at 5.00 pm
Adult – $135.00
Child U12 – $108.00
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Port Lincoln sits on the shores of Boston Bay……..
Australia’s 2nd largest natural deep water harbour and is home toAustralia’s largest fishing fleet. It lays claim to beingAustralia’s Seafood Capital, producing annually, an amazing quantity of premium grade seafood, for domestic and export markets.
Discover the fresh flavours and textures of our world famous local seafood with a tasting platter. With an ever changing recipe reflecting the seasonal changes, the galloping gourmets can match chardonnays with crustaceans or sauvignon blancs with sashimi. With a growing reputation as a viable wine region no visit to the area would be complete without some cellar door tastings of the local vintages. Ascending to the summit of Winters Hill we gain a scenic vista across the bays and land mass ofLower Eyre Peninsula. To the east on a clear day the extent ofAustralia’s second largest natural deep water harbour becomes apparent with its many islands, headlands and sheltered bays. To the south Sleaford Mere, CapeWiles, and the Cathedral Rocks Wind Farm producing green energy for the region and to the west, Coffin Bay sand dunes and the Marble Ranges, skirted by productive farming land.
Port Lincoln is renowned for its rich sea harvest and the millionaire fishermen status is on display, with their luxury homes perched in prized locations with some of the most outstanding harbour and city views available, lay testament to the wealth of the sea.
Descending to the foreshore we visit Axel Stenross Maritime Museum – an assembly of local fishing and shipping history – the people, their boats and the cargoes. Port Lincoln was a major grain export, port in the early 1900’s and was famously part of the sailing clipper’s Great Grain Races around the world and today is still a major seaport for the export of agricultural products from the region. Today boasting 3 jetties and a large marina the wharfing activities are endless as boats tie up to unload and ships berth to load the bounty from land and sea. Hear of the different fisheries as diverse as calamari is to tuna, as abalone is to sardines, each with their own specialized boats and crews, each with their own taste and texture.
A guided tour of a seafood processing facility gives an insight to the variety of seafood, the different techniques and the skill required to prepare the seasonal catch for the plate. Depending upon the seasonal produce their may be an opportunity to taste and purchase your favorite delicacy (own expense). The last stop for the day is the Lincoln Cove Marina home to the fishing fleet, for a chance to view the different boats and their harvest techniques and equipment.
Please Note: Tours can be booked online in conjunction with Southern Blue Accommodation. If you would like to book this product without accommodation please contact us.