Port Lincoln, population 11 678, is nestled on the beautiful, blue Boston Bay found almost at the end of the Eyre Peninsula in Nawu country. Boston Bay is three times the size of Sydney Harbour, and is the base for Australias largest tuna fleet and tuna-farming industry. Explore Port Lincolns surrounding coast and most northern point with its spectacular lookouts overlooking the Southern Ocean, protected coves, steep cliff faces and surf beaches.
The sheltered waters of the bay, Mediterranean climate, scenic coastal roads and farming lands make Port Lincoln very popular for a relaxing getaway.
The port is also very active as an export centre for wheat, wool, lamb, live sheep, frozen fish, lobster, prawns, abalone and tuna.
Lincoln National Park
Located 25 kilometres from Port Lincoln is the beautiful Lincoln National Park, a huge area of 17 226 ha on the southern most tip of the Eyre Peninsula which was dedicated in 1941.
Jutting out from the Eyre Peninsula is another smaller peninsula, Jussieu, mostly covered by the Lincoln National Park.
The coastal scenery here is spectacular and there are plenty of wilderness areas to explore.
At the northern tip of the Jussieu Peninsula is the Flinders Monument, which commemorates Matthew Flinders for his exploration in the area in 1802.
Naturally, the views from here to the surrounding islands are spectacular.
Coffin Bay Peninsula
Across the Eyre Peninsula, on the western side, another piece of land juts out to create what is known as the Coffin Bay Peninsula.
The western side and southern end of the Coffin Bay Peninsula bear the brunt of the Southern Ocean and swimming or diving is not advisable as seal colonies and dolphins attract the occasional great white pointer shark.
The eastern side and northern end have sheltered sandy beaches that are ideal for swimming, boating, fishing, sail boarding and diving.
Wilderness areas of the park are excellent for camping and bird watching – some tracks are for 4WD access only.
Around the coast, look out for sea eagles, ospreys, albatrosses and petrels.
Wildflowers can be quite magnificent from early September to early November.