How to Make the Most Core Memories with 48 Hours in Port Lincoln
Port Lincoln is an adventure enthusiast's dream. We show you how you can do it all and capture it, too.
Port Lincoln, home to the Barngarla people, is the kind of place that exudes adventure from the moment you arrive. Sitting pretty on the lower Eyre Peninsula, the flight into the compact regional airport is where the adventure begins. A glimpse out the window of your Dash 8 reveals teal blue waters and hazy patches of salmon schools. Known for its mild, Mediterranean climate, you know it's going to be a good time and with 48 hours in paradise, the activity starts straight away.
Sitchu recently journeyed to the Eyre Peninsula with GoPro and See South Australia to explore and capture Port Lincoln in all its natural glory. From sea lion dives to sand dune surfing, we share how you can capture the best memories with the new GoPro Hero 12. Gear up, because it's going to be an action-packed 48 hours...
48 Hours in Port Lincoln: Day One
After a cruisey flight into Port Lincoln, you’ll want to head northwest to Coffin Bay where you can dine on the freshest oysters imaginable with Oyster Farm Tours. Don waders and head out to the semi-submerged saltwater pavilion where you will glean tips and tricks from your tour guide on shucking oysters, all whilst sipping on your preferred drop. Crack open your own oysters before slurping them straight from the shell (with a splash of Tabasco should you fancy!).
For nature fanatics the world over, a trip to Yarnbala is a must. This family venture allows guests to experience some of Australia's last remaining grassy low she-oak woodland in what is a rewarding and responsible tour. Owner Kane walks you across his land as you sample and discover native bushfoods, learn how to divine water and, finally, relax by the fire with a local brew, drop or gin, as you listen to a live performance of the didgeridoo and lap steel guitar. You won't be forgetting this serene experience anytime soon.
Sitchu Tip: Don't miss out on the green ant gin that Kane mixes up with premium soda and garnishes with foraged delights.
How to capture the best memories: Whilst meandering the grounds we found the best accessory the handler for taking sweeping shots of the bushland and easy recording of the incredible live performance.
48 Hours in Port Lincoln: Day Two
Prep yourself for an early day and head out for the experience of a lifetime. Port Lincoln is known for its wildlife experiences, and few surpass the joy of swimming with Australian sea lions. It’s one of the most interactive wildlife encounters in the world and one you’re definitely going to want to capture on film. Calypso Star Charters run tours daily and offer the chance for you to get up close and personal with the ‘puppies of the sea’. With permission to dive at four locations, you’ll get a full hour to soak up your time with these salty sea doggos before jumping back on board and enjoying morning or afternoon tea.
Sitchu Tip: You’ll want to fuel up before heading out on your next adventure. We love L‘Anse French Cafe for carb-fuelled lunches and flakey French pastries.
After a hot shower and a quick kip, jump back in the car and head straight to Mikkira Station. Mikkira is a picnic and camping ground set amongst natural bushland with a large colony of koalas living on site. You can explore the property on foot to spot Koalas in their natural habitat and wander to your heart's content.
Sitchu Tip: Australian Coastal Safaris run day trips and multi day itineraries with transport included. They are frequent visitors to Mikkira and know just where to head for the best koala spotting ops. They’ll even sort you out for a dusk picnic on site, full of local bites and brews.
48 Hours in Port Lincoln: Day Three
For your last day in paradise, there’ll be no slowing down. Book yourself a 4WD and sandboarding tour with Australian Coastal Safaris and discover Lincoln National Park. Flying down the dunes on a sandboard is a thrill like no other. You'll have ample opportunity to photograph the towering dunes and the sparkling water whilst spotting wildlife. If you’re lucky you might even spot an emu roaming about on the sand!
How to capture the best memories: There are a few options here so have a bit of fun testing them out. The chesty or bite mount will keep you hands-free whilst the handler can be stuck between your knees for a front seat view.
Sandy but content, head back into town for the freshest seafood around. Fresh Fish Place sources their seafood from the local fishing fleet and you can pick and choose what you’d like cooked up for you from their display cabinets. This is your chance to enjoy a local beverage, grab a nautical souvenir and gear up for the last leg of your journey.
For those who haven’t had a chance to go e-biking yet, Port Lincoln is the place to do it. It’s easily the best way to see the coastline from land and it won’t require anything too strenuous. Cruise your way from Australian Coastal Safaris’ base down to the marina before heading off along the Parnkalla Walking trail, that will take you right down by the glittering waters of Port Lincoln.
How to capture the best memories: The wrist strap can be used to shoot forwards and towards you with an easy swivel.
Heading back to the airport, you'll be tempted to wonder if Port Lincoln was a fever dream. From the people you meet along the way, to the scenery that's beyond description, it's an experience you'll never forget. And you don't have to.
Port Lincoln is the ideal destination for the adventure hungry and there truly is no better way to capture your trip of a lifetime than with the GoPro Hero 12. Head over here to learn more about the latest innovation from GoPro and here to start planning your trip.