Things to Do in Port Lincoln
Glen Forest Tourist Park is a 400-acre outdoor playground with activities for the entire family. The main attractions are of the four-legged variety; kangaroos, wombats, dingos and koalas are just a few of the many species at home in the extensive animal park, along with abundant bird life that resides in the area’s many natural spring-fed waterways. In the animal nursery, it’s hands-on fun as kids learn to feed and cuddle the newborn wildlife.
Other family activities include an 18-hole mini golf course, off-road Segway rides and widespread picnic areas. There are also 80 acres of vineyards, which produce Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay varieties for the Lincoln Estate label.
Considering the fact that the Eyre Peninsula is known as Australia’s seafood frontier and is home to 1,200 miles (2,000 km) of coastline, it’s little surprise that fun begins here with a splash.
On the east side of the peninsula, Spencer Gulf offers the chance to swim with great white sharks near the Neptune Islands, beside southern Bluefin tuna and amid a colony of sea lions. On the wild west coast, surfing beaches draw the biggest crowds, but it’s also possible to snorkel with bottlenose dolphins and observe both southern right and humpbacks whales. On the dinner table, expect local southern Bluefin tuna, yellow kingfish, Pacific oysters, abalone, mussels and blue-swimmer crabs alongside regional wines. It’s even possible to take the culinary experience on the road, along the seafood and aquaculture scenic drive route from Whyalla to Ceduna.