72 Hours in Port Lincoln: Our tips for planning the perfect long weekend
This upcoming Labour Day long weekend experience great wine, excellent food, sunshine and fun times right here in Port Lincoln. PL is just 45 minutes by air from Adelaide which means you can jump on a Rex flight after you finish work and arrive in time for dinner. Here are our favourite ways to wile away a weekend in this beautiful port city.
Relax at Limani
Check in at Limani, located on the water's edge with expansive views across the bay from every room, and feel yourself instantly unwind. Port Lincoln sits on the largest natural harbour in Australia, and many of the town’s points of interest, including Limani, look out onto Boston Bay.
Looking for a romantic room for two? Book Limani’s Studio Spa Suite, which boasts panoramic sea views and a luxurious, free standing, curved spa bath. If you’re planning a getaway for the whole family, their spacious family suite features two large bedrooms and a parents retreat. Limani also offers Studio Apartments, Family Apartments and Executive rooms all with sea views. There’s something for everyone.
Click here for more info on all of Limani’s accommodation offerings.
Locate the best coffee in town
Locals and tourists alike enjoy Boston Bean Coffee Co’s multi award winning coffee six days a week at the only specialty coffee roastery and coffee bar in South Australia.
Boston Bean sources the finest green specialty coffee from around the world that they carefully roast to ensure the coffee leaves you with a memorable coffee flavour experience. The welcoming coffee bar has inside and outside seating areas to enjoy a coffee and locally made sweet treats, plus they have a wide variety of equipment for the ‘home coffee connoisseur’. Tours are also available where visitors can experience the roasting process from green bean to delicious end product, and you can also purchase a selection of premium, roasted specialty coffees to take home.
Find them at 122 Mortlock Terrace.
Visit Fishery Bay
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It isn’t considered a holiday in Port Lincoln, if you don’t spend at least one day at the beach. There are so many stunning beaches in the Eyre Peninsula, but if you only have time to visit one then make sure to check out Fishery Bay. Located 20 minutes south of Port Lincoln, Fishery Bay is popular with locals thanks to its great 4WD tracks and surfing conditions.
Dine at The Line & Label Restaurant
Indulge in a truly unique Port Lincoln dining experience right here at The Line & Label Restaurant. With views overlooking our vineyard and gardens, neighbouring farm land and ocean, enjoy our award-winning wines, delicious cocktails and indulge in a meal that will have you salivating for days afterwards. Our executive chef, Mark Jensen has curated an incredible menu which showcases some of the finest produce in Port Lincoln, from Eyre Peninsula market fish, to Spencer Gulf King prawns, Gazander oysters and much more. Taste the difference for yourself.
Book dinner or lunch here.
Breakfast at The Rogue & Rascal
Fuel yourself before a full day of adventure with a hearty breakfast at local hotspot, The Rogue & Rascal. Located on the main strip in Port Lincoln, The Rogue & Rascal is popular amongst locals for it’s delicious brekky items from pancakes, to smashed avo, breakfast burgers and vegan bagels. These guys are open from 7 am so you can enjoy a coffee and a great brekky nice and early before you get on with your day.
Take a stroll along Tasman Terrace
While you’re in the heart of town for breakfast, go for a stroll along Tasman Terrace, which is the main strip in Port Lincoln. Walk along the jetty, where you’ll most likely meet some locals fishing, and keep your eyes peeled, as you will be able to spot some fish for yourself in the pristinely clear waters. After visiting the jetty, peruse the local shops where there’s a range of unique boutiques and homeware stops, and take in some of the sites including the Nautilus Arts Centre, Makybe Diva monument and Tuna Poler statue.
Go for a dip at Greenly Rock Pool
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Hire a car and explore Greenly Rock Pool, which is considered one of South Australia’s hidden gems. Located an hour out of Port Lincoln, these beautiful mermaid pools have become a popular Instagram backdrop over the years, thanks to the pristine waters and stunning views. And if you’re lucky you might spot a starfish or other marine creatures during your visit.
Enjoy a wine tasting at our Cellar Door
Visit our award winning Cellar Door and learn more about your favourite Peter Teakle Wine while taking part in a one-hour guided wine tasting. Choose from an Estate Whites, Estate Reds or Full Estate Range wine tasting and make the most of your experience and add an exquisite tasting platter of your choice.
Our Cellar Door is open from 11 am - 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Click here to make your reservation.
See a film at the historic Lincoln Cinema
Unwind with a night at the movies in one of South Australia’s oldest cinemas, the historic Lincoln Cinema. Established in 1929, the Lincoln Cinema is a local icon that boasts yesteryear charm and will make for a unique movie going experience.
Click here to make your reservation and to see movie session times.
Go shark diving, swim with sea lions, or both!
Consider yourself an adrenaline junkie? Well we have the perfect activity for you. Thrill seekers travel far and wide to Port Lincoln to experience our famous shark diving (they even filmed the Hollywood classic JAWS here). Come face-to-face with a great white shark in an exhilarating cage dive, that will guarantee to shake even the most extreme thrill seeker.
If shark diving is a little too extreme for you then why not go swimming with sea lions. Regarded as one of the most interactive wildlife tours in the world, this is an unmissable experience. You’ll get to swim and frolic with some of the most adorable sea creatures, and a few moments in you will come to realise why these beautiful creatures are considered the puppies of the sea.
Calypso Star Charters offer both experiences.
Click here to find out more information about both tours.
Unwind with a beer at Beer Garden Brewing
After a day of high adrenaline adventures, we suggest kicking back and relaxing at Port Lincoln’s famous Beer Garden Brewing. Enjoy a cold beer and a bite in a relaxed atmosphere while looking at the sunset. It's the perfect way to end an adventurous weekend before returning home.
Enjoy a taste of Port Lincoln at home
If you’re unable to make it to Port Lincoln this upcoming long weekend then bring the flavours of Port Lincoln to you. You can purchase your favourite bottle of Peter Teakle Wine from our website. Sit back, relax, whip up a delicious meal or grazing board and envision yourself being back in your favourite winery one sip at a time.