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Coffin Bay National Park, South Australia
Coffin Bay National Park, South Australia
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Port Lincoln is a city near the southern tip of Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. The city is 280 km from Adelaide, as the crow flies, and 646 km by road. With a population of 13,000 people (2012 estimate), it is the seventh largest city in South Australia, just behind Port Pirie.

Guide to Port Lincoln Hotels

Here's a list of hotels in Port Lincoln that you can book online, with full description, star rating, address, location map, evaluation, and prices as offered by different booking sites. This helps you to make your room booking with the site that offers the best price.

Statue of Makybe Diva, Port Lincoln
Statue of Makybe Diva, Port Lincoln
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More on Port Lincoln

Until the arrival of Europeans, the Port Lincoln area was inhabited by different groups of indigenous people including the Nauo, the Barngarla, the Wirangu and the Mirning. The city was founded by explorer Matthew Flinders in 1802.

From the start, Port Lincoln has grappled with the issue of fresh water, which it gets inadequate supply. This matter torpedoed its chances of being selected as the capital of South Australia. Today this is solved with pipeline connecting it to the Murray River.

Today Port Lincoln is a developing tourist destination. It has to its advantage a picturesque surrounding landscape and proximity of sights such as the Great Australian Bight and Spencer Gulf.

Port Lincoln Railway Station
Port Lincoln Railway Station
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Visiting Port Lincoln

You can fly from Adelaide to Port Lincoln on Rex Regional Express and Qantaslink. To drive there from Adelaide takes eight hours at least on the Princes Highway (A1) heading north to Port Augusta and then the Lincoln Highway (B100) heading south on the Eyre Peninsula till you reach Port Lincoln.

Places of Interest in Port Lincoln

  1. Coffin Bay National Park
    National park on the Eyre Peninsula.

  2. Great Australian Bight
    An open bay off the southern coastline of Australia.

  3. Lincoln National Park
    National park occupying the Jussieu Peninsula.

  4. Spencer Gulf
    Two large outlets on the southern coast of Australia.