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Port Lincoln

Port Lincoln is a city located on the lower Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. It is the largest city in the region with a population of approximately 14,000 people. It is situated on the west coast of the peninsula, approximately 400 kilometres west of Adelaide. The city is surrounded by stunning coastal scenery and is a popular tourist destination.

Port Lincoln is known for its abundance of marine life, including the iconic Australian sea lion, which can be found on nearby Seal Island. The city is also home to a thriving fishing industry, with many of the city’s residents employed in the industry.

The city was first explored by Europeans in 1802, when Matthew Flinders and his crew arrived in the area. The town was officially founded in 1839, when the first settlers arrived. The city’s name was chosen to honour the birthplace of one of the settlers, Lincolnshire in England.

Port Lincoln has a rich and varied history. During World War II, the city was home to a Royal Australian Air Force base and was the site of several naval battles between Australian and Japanese forces. The city was also the site of the first commercial tuna fishing venture in Australia.

Today, Port Lincoln is a vibrant and bustling city. It is a popular destination for visitors, with its beautiful scenery, fantastic fishing opportunities, and unique wildlife. The city is also home to a flourishing arts and cultural scene, with a variety of festivals and events held throughout the year.

Excursion tips for a day in Port Lincoln

As a tourist in Port Lincoln, Australia, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy throughout the day. Here are some of the top things to do in Port Lincoln:

1. Take a scenic drive along the Eyre Peninsula, where you can soak in the stunning views of the rugged coastline and rolling hills.

2. Visit the National Shark Aquarium and get up close and personal with some of the ocean’s most fascinating creatures.

3. Take a boat tour around the bay and spot some of the local wildlife, including sea lions, dolphins, and whales.

4. Explore the local shops and sample some of the delicious seafood on offer.

5. Visit the Coffin Bay National Park for a day of hiking, swimming, and bird watching.

6. Head to the Lincoln National Park and explore the rugged cliffs, crystal-clear waters, and stunning beaches.

7. Catch a show at the Port Lincoln Entertainment Centre.

8. Enjoy a meal at one of the many waterfront restaurants.

9. Go fishing and try to catch some of the local fish species.

10. Go on a wine tour and sample some of the local wines.

Experience Port Lincoln with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Port Lincoln. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Port Lincoln

Port Lincoln in Australia experiences a mild Mediterranean climate, with warm, dry summers and cool, wet winters. In summer (December to February), temperatures average around 25°C and the area experiences low rainfall. Autumn (March to May) is mild and usually dry, with temperatures ranging from 15°C to 25°C. Winter (June to August) is cool and wet, with temperatures between 8°C and 16°C and frequent showers. Spring (September to November) is warm and mostly dry, with temperatures ranging from 17°C to 25°C and low rainfall.

Cruise weather for Port Lincoln

Our weather forecast for Port Lincoln helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 14th 2024 Jul. 14th 2024 max: 14.8 °C
min: 9 °C
18.7 m/s
20.2 m/s
14.0 %
23.6 m
78.0 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 15th 2024 Jul. 15th 2024 max: 13.2 °C
min: 9 °C
23.8 m/s
33.5 m/s
78.2 %
24.0 m
71.5 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 13.8 °C
min: 9.7 °C
25.9 m/s
36.4 m/s
80.4 %
21.6 m
71.3 %
1,022 hPa
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 12.6 °C
min: 9.6 °C
26.6 m/s
41.8 m/s
68.3 %
23.8 m
68.5 %
1,023 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 13.9 °C
min: 7.8 °C
26.6 m/s
56.2 m/s
91.3 %
24.1 m
68.3 %
1,021 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 13.8 °C
min: 9.1 °C
38.2 m/s
70.2 m/s
76.9 %
21.5 m
70.9 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 12.5 °C
min: 9.4 °C
20.9 m/s
37.1 m/s
79.9 %
23.9 m
66.7 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 15.6 °C
min: 9.3 °C
27.7 m/s
36.4 m/s
54.1 %
23.7 m
79.6 %
1,023 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 15.3 °C
min: 10.1 °C
30.2 m/s
55.1 m/s
63.7 %
24.1 m
72.3 %
1,022 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 17.2 °C
min: 10.1 °C
38.5 m/s
70.6 m/s
67.3 %
21.8 m
57.6 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 11.9 °C
min: 9.4 °C
22.7 m/s
41.0 m/s
66.6 %
24.0 m
67.6 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 13.3 °C
min: 8.1 °C
16.2 m/s
31.7 m/s
43.4 %
24.1 m
58.5 %
1,023 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 13.6 °C
min: 6.5 °C
23.0 m/s
38.2 m/s
15.2 %
24.1 m
63.5 %
1,027 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 13.4 °C
min: 10.5 °C
29.9 m/s
49.0 m/s
70.3 %
22.7 m
78.3 %
1,023 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 15.5 °C
min: 9.6 °C
11.9 m/s
19.4 m/s
56.8 %
24.1 m
77.9 %
1,024 hPa

Cruises to Port Lincoln

Would you like to travel to Port Lincoln on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Port Lincoln.

Scheduled ship calls in Port Lincoln, Australia
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Oct. 2nd 2024 Wednesday, 2nd of Oct. 2024 Diamond Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 23rd 2024 Wednesday, 23rd of Oct. 2024 Diamond Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 24th 2024 Thursday, 24th of Oct. 2024 Diamond Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 13th 2024 Wednesday, 13th of Nov. 2024 Diamond Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 14th 2024 Thursday, 14th of Nov. 2024 Diamond Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 4th 2024 Wednesday, 4th of Dec. 2024 Diamond Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 5th 2024 Thursday, 5th of Dec. 2024 Diamond Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 15th 2024 Sunday, 15th of Dec. 2024 MS Westerdam 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 17th 2024 Tuesday, 17th of Dec. 2024 LE JACQUES CARTIER 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 20th 2024 Friday, 20th of Dec. 2024 Crown Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 10th 2025 Monday, 10th of Feb. 2025 Silver Nova 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 21st 2025 Friday, 21st of Nov. 2025 Silver Nova 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 4th 2026 Sunday, 4th of Jan. 2026 Silver Nova 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 16th 2026 Monday, 16th of Feb. 2026 Silver Nova 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Mar. 6th 2026 Friday, 6th of Mar. 2026 Discovery Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Mar. 8th 2026 Sunday, 8th of Mar. 2026 Silver Dawn 08:00 am 07:00 pm

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