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Our Accommodation

Staying at:Port Lincoln Tourist Park (click for website)Park Map (click to open)
Address:11 Hindmarsh St Port Lincoln (click for location)WikiCamps (click to open web page)
Contact: Tel: (08) 8621 4444Email (click to send)
Arrive:Thursday 14th September 2023
Stay for:4 nights
Depart:Monday 18th September 2023
Notes:The park has a dump point
BYO fire pits are OK but need to be an off ground contained pit - all subject to CFS approval
They have 2 camp kitchens, one of which is enclosed and could accommodate up to 40 guests
This is where the Tagalong Disney Fancy Dress happy hour will happen
There's a newly completed solar heated swimming pool
There's a fishing jetty located off of the front of the CP

PLEASE NOTE: Sites will be assigned on arrival. No-one is to occupy another site other than the one they have been allocated by the caravan park management.

Here’s some images (from the internet) of Port Lincoln Tourist Park…

Dining out in Port Lincoln

These are the top 10 eateries in Whyalla, as rated on TripAdvisor (listed by distance from the CP)…

EateryAddressCallDistance from CP
Beer Garden Brewing - Bar, Australian28 London St, Port Lincoln(08) 8683 53031.6kms
Grand Tasman Hotel Bistro - Pub, Australian94 Tasman Tce, Port Lincoln(08) 8682 21332.5kms
L'Anse French Café & Croissanterie - CaféShop 5&6 60 Liverpool St, Port Lincoln(08) 7609 10252.5kms
Del Giorno Café & Restaurant - Italian, Seafood80 Tasman Tce, Port Lincoln(08) 8683 05772.6kms
Peacock Gardens Chinese & Thai Restaurant (on Facebook) - Chinese, Asian91 Tasman Tce, Port Lincoln(08)  8682 33562.6kms
Pizzeria Trieste (on Facebook) - Italian, Pizza33 Edinburgh St, Port Lincoln(08) 8682 22102.6kms
The Rogue & Rascal - Café62 Tasman Tce, Port Lincoln0439 873 7692.8kms
Sarin's Restaurant - Seafood (in Port Lincoln Hotel)1 Lincoln Hwy, Port Lincoln (08) 8621 20003.6kms
Marina Hotel - Pub, seafood13 Jubilee Dr, Lincoln Cove Marina(08) 8682 61414.1kms
The Line & Label Restaurant at Peter Teakle Wines - Seafood, Contemporary31 Whillas Rd, Port Lincoln(08) 8682 66356.3kms

TIP: There’s plenty more eateries to check out on TripAdvisor in the Port Lincoln area

Organised Activities

Disney Themed Dress-up night

Following the success of the inaugural “Tagalong Dress-up night” held during Tagalong22, it has been decided to do it again. This year’s theme is based on the 100th Anniversary of Disney Movies.

The details were circulated, prior to Tagalong23, via email and flyer has been included in each member’s “welcome pack”. This event will happen on Saturday 16th September in the Camp Kitchen during the normal happy hour.

TIP: TIP: Costumes can be hired from Bombshell Costumes, located at 22 Tasman Terrace, Port Lincoln (rear of the building). Phone 0448 809 355

Activities & things to do in the Port Lincoln region

Tourist Info

The Port Lincoln Visitor Information Centre is located at 3/60 Tasman Terrace, Port Lincoln - 2.8km northwest of the CP. Tel: 1300 788 378 Open 9am-5pm weekdays & 9.30am-2pm weekends
TIP: Most caravan park offices have stacks of tourist information brochures and the staff are usually helpful on places to visit

Here’s some suggestions of places to visit and things to do around Port Lincoln:

Whalers Way Drive

TIP: this would be a fantastic day trip, so pack your lunch, organise some travel buddies and head out!

Whalers Way is privately owned land on the tip of the Southern Eyre Peninsula approximately 35 kms from Port Lincoln that offers some of the most spectacular, accessible and dramatic coastal views in the state.

An explorer’s wonderland of cliffs, blowholes, crevasses, caves and golden beaches. A spot not to be missed! Unsealed roads that are subject to weather conditions suitable for 2WD & 4WD vehicles.
PLEASE NOTE: The road to Red Banks Beach Camp is currently 4WD only!

Permits are $40 per car and limited to the date selectedclick here to purchase permit (after payment you will receive a code that will give you access to the key for the gate) OR pay at the Port Lincoln Visitor Information Centre. If purchasing at the Info Centre $20 cash key deposit required.


Winter Hill Lookout

Arguably one of the best views you’ll get of Port Lincoln. From Winter Hill, a short 5 minute drive from the CBD, you will be greeted with breathtaking views of the city, bay, Boston Island and on clear days the various islands off shore.

You can look over the back towards Coffin Bay or down to the south towards Whalers Way.

Some local “quick look-sees

Here’s some attractions in town that would only take a short time to check out…

The Old Mill

Lovely old historical building, tucked away from the main drag. Great restoration job by people who have an eye on the past with a vision for the future. Panoramic views of the area from the top, well worth a visit.

Makybe Diva Statue

Great waterfront area with an interesting couple statues. Makybe Diva Statue is an interesting read and look as well as the Tuna fishing statue representing what Port Lincoln is so well known for.

Town Jetty

This is a great Jetty right off the main shopping area with a nice to stroll out to the end. There is a great swimming pool beside the jetty.

This was the first Jetty built in town in 1857. It is 222 metres long.

The Fresh Fish Place Retail Store & Seafood Eatery

This modern store delivers a seafood experience that is a must-do, with a superb display of freshly filleted fish, freezers full of local seafood convenience packs, Fresh Fish Co. Smokehouse fish and pickled products, seemingly endless seafood condiments, sea-foodie giftware and cookware and in case it’s lunch or dinner time, there’s a seafood eatery serving all-local seafood, beer and wine.

If you want to see more, then book a behind-the-scenes factory tour. Come and taste the renowned Coffin Bay Oyster and enjoy a tantalising tasting of their in-house smoked fish, pickled Mussels, Scallops, Squid, & Coffin Bay Octopus. Details below:

  • Factory tour with oyster & seafood tasting – Adult $41.00
  • Factory tour with oyster & seafood tasting and lunch – Adult $58.00
  • Group tours call – (08) 8682 2166
  • Tour duration: Approximately 45-60 minutes
  • When: 11am Monday to Friday

Glen-Forest Tourist Park & Vineyard

Glen Forest is home to all sorts of different animals, mostly typical farm animals (and a few not so typical) and Australian natives. Pick up a bag of feed and you will suddenly become best friends will all the animals.

The animals aren’t the only attraction at Glen Forest Tourist Park though. There is also a huge wooden maze to work out, a putt-putt golf course and Segway tours. There are BBQ facilities so bring along lunch too. And for the adults, while you are there, have a taste of some of the wine made on the farm too.

Taste the Local Wine

While Port Lincoln is not listed as one of the 18 wine regions in South Australia, in just the last few years a few vineyards have started to pop up. There are currently four wineries producing their own wines.

Peter Teakle Wines

Peter Teakle Wines boasts a stunning cellar door where visitors can taste some of the award-winning wines, including Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay. Additionally, Peter Teakle Wines also has an on-site restaurant, The Line & Label, which offers seasonal food that pairs perfectly with their wines.

The restaurant’s menu includes fresh seafood, locally-sourced produce, and decadent desserts. The Line & Label is open for lunch on Saturday and Sunday and dinner from Thursday to Sunday, allowing visitors to enjoy a delightful dining experience in a beautiful setting.

Gardner’s Vineyard

Located just a little further north of Port Lincoln towards Tumby Bay. It’s family-run and only grows a small number of grapes each year. There is a range of wines available, like Riesling, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. You may be surprised to see that some of the wines for tasting are8-10 years old and selling and reasonable prices. Older stocks were built up between when they started producing wines in 2009 and when they opened the cellar door in 2021.

Boston Bay Wines

Located just north of Port Lincoln and claims to be the closest vineyards to the sea in the world. I’m not sure how true this is, but there really is only a highway between their vines and the beach. They run their own cellar door and tastings are available every day. There is a restaurant here that provides great views over the vines and Boston Bay while enjoying lunch with your wine.

Lincoln Estate Wines

Lincoln Estate Wines are produced by the same family that runs Glen Forest Tourist Park. Tasting can be done at their cellar door/ticket office/gift shop.

Here’s some photos of the above wineries (found on the web)…

Try the Local Beverages

Craft breweries and distilleries are popping up everywhere, and Port Lincoln is no exception to that with more appearing all the time. Try local beverages at these places; check their website details below.

Beer Garden Brewing

This family established independent brewery and venue is well known and respected in the Eyre Peninsula (EP) and indeed across South Australia as the only established independent brewery on the EP and one of the best brewery venues in the state.

Jump Ship Brewing

Jump Ship Brewing is a brew pub, tap-house and restaurant. Serving up tapas, tacos and freshly brewed beers, it is a great place to pop in for a pint or stay all day. The venue and menu are a celebration of South Australia, including beer, wine and zero-alcohol options from across the state. Book a tour and tasting experience with a group.

West Coast Distilling Co

Gin distillery & cocktail bar

Explore Lincoln National Park

Located south of Port Lincoln on the Jussieu Peninsula, Lincoln National Park (sometimes mistakenly called the Port Lincoln National Park) is a little bit different to Coffin Bay National Park and Whalers Way. While it still has a rugged stretch of coastline, the other side of the peninsula faces the calmer waters of Boston Bay. This makes it an ideal location for recreational activities such as fishing and hiking. There are some great little beaches where swimming is possible too.

Lincoln National Park is also the location of the pristine Memory Cove, but you will need to see the people at the Port Lincoln Visitor Information Centre before entering this part of the park. Entry is restricted to only 15 vehicles a day to help preserve the area. It is home to the endangered White-Bellied Sea Eagle, the second-largest bird of prey in Australia. There are only 240 pairs remaining and the disruption of their habitat by humans is their biggest threat. Memory Cove is also only accessible by 4WD.

NOTE: you must book before going, either via the Parks SA website or at the Port Lincoln Visitor Information Centre. Cost is $12.50 per vehicle ($10 concession)

Hear Fishing Tales with Fred’s Marina Cruise

This 90-minute cruise around the marina in Port Lincoln is run by a local who has watched the fishing industry in the city evolve over the last 40 years. Captain Fred will show you around in an eco-friendly electric boat while regaling you with stories of hardship, misfortune and some staggering success!

The tour runs daily from the pontoon just outside the Marina Hotel. Book your tickets at the Port Lincoln Visitor Information Centre.

Axel Stenross Maritime Museum Inc

Axel Stenross – Finnish ships carpenter – sailed across the mighty oceans on windjammer SV Olivebank, reaching Port Lincoln in 1927 to load grain for Europe – and decided here was the place to be. Discover his story, and the lost craft of wooden boat building, at Axel Stenross Maritime Museum.
Delight in Axel’s original living quarters and his workshops with still operating slipway. Admire the display of restored historic vessels, marine artefacts and relics. Chat with the knowledgeable volunteers.

Nearest Supermarkets & Bottle Shops

Our next stop

Our next stop is for 3 nights in Coffin Bay staying at the Coffin Bay Caravan Park located at 91 Esplanade, Coffin Bay.

Google maps say it’s approximately 49kms from Port Lincoln and you should expect about 38 minutes traveling time.

TIP: Buddy up with another Bailey to make the trip and maybe even arrange to meet up with others along the way for a cuppa at a bakery – just google bakeries in a town you’re passing through

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