Destination guide

Experience Port Lincoln in holiday homes to rent

Travellers looking for a nature-filled holiday adventure can find everything they’re looking for at South Australia's Port Lincoln. It’s a coastal town, so you’ll find plenty of beachfront activities to enjoy. It’s also close to numerous parks, so travellers can enjoy experiencing nature in a variety of locales. With incredible seafood cuisine to offer as well, it’s no wonder so many travellers are making Port Lincoln their next holiday destination when looking for holiday homes to rent.

History

Historical sites near Port Lincoln holiday rentals

If you’re interested in history, Port Lincoln holiday rentals have plenty nearby. You can explore it for yourself by visiting sites like the Makybe Diva Statue a statue depicting the eponymous horse that has won three consecutive Melbourne Cup races in addition to winning Cox Plate. The replica itself is life-sized, so you can get an exact idea of what this majestic beast is like. You can also visit the Matthew Flinders & His Cat Trim Statue. This statue depicts the famous explorer who charted much of the Port Lincoln harbour alongside his trusty feline companion, Trim. Make sure you rub Trim’s nose for good luck, if local rumours are to be believed. Additionally, you can visit the Mill Cottage Museum, a functional museum housed within a genuine 1866 house. Among its treasures, you can see paintings of the lower Eyre Peninsula crafted in the 19th century by the talented Amy Bishop, who lived in the house.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Port Lincoln

Are you hoping to find things to do during your stay? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Port Lincoln a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Glen Forest Tourist Park & Vineyard (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Boston Bay Wines (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Glen Forest Tourist Park (8.7 mi / 14 km)
  • Mikkira Station (12.9 mi / 20.8 km)
Outdoor activities

Outdoor adventure near your holiday accommodation

Finding outdoor adventure by your Port Lincoln holiday accommodation is easy, thanks to its proximity to three major parks. You can visit Lincoln National Park, for example, to see flowing sand dunes and towering limestone cliffs alike. There are even a few islands encompassed within the park area, including the Bicker Isles and Rabbit Island. You may also want to visit Coffin Bay National Park. Located a bit west of Port Lincoln proper, this park is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including albatrosses and petrels, making it a birdwatcher’s dream. Additional birds can be found at Kellidie Conservation Park, such as the rare white-breasted sea-eagle and osprey. In the high-ground areas, travellers can also spot western grey kangaroos and emus.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Port Lincoln

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Port Lincoln is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Porter Bay (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Lincoln National Park (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • North Shields Beach (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)
  • Fishery Bay (15.3 mi / 24.6 km)
Beaches

Beaches near Port Lincoln holiday rentals

Beaches are common by holiday rentals in this coastal town, but not every beach offers the same experience. Town Beach is a mostly calm beach that’s popular for families with children and beachgoers looking to relax. This beach also features a jetty where visitors can fish among the seagrass meadows. Squeaky Beach can be an ideal spot for surfers, but it isn’t suitable for swimmers due to strong rips and more difficult access. If you’re interested in fishing, however, there are several well-placed rock platforms to fish from. You may also want to head towards Porter Bay. While the beach there isn’t suitable for swimming, you can book a charter for scuba diving or shark-cage diving.

How to get there

Transport to and around Port Lincoln

Fly into Port Lincoln, SA (PLO), the closest airport, located 9.3 mi (15 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

Transport to Port Lincoln holiday homes

Port Lincoln is located on the lower tip of the Eyre Peninsula about 280 km away from Adelaide. Considering how much water covers that distance, however, the drive is more like 646 km and takes approximately eight hours. Fortunately, you don’t have to drive to local holiday homes if you don’t want to. Port Lincoln has its own domestic airport about 15 km north of the town proper. It only serves domestic flights, however, so international travellers will have to stop by Adelaide first. A coach service also covers the entire region, with stops at Port Lincoln, Port Augusta, Adelaide and Whyalla. Once you’re in Port Lincoln, you can use a taxi service, car hire or bike hire to get around.

Where to stay near Port Lincoln?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 59 holiday rentals near Port Lincoln. From 35 Houses to 19 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Port Lincoln for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Port Lincoln?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Port Lincoln. From Stayz travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Port Lincoln Visitor Information Centre: 60 holiday rentals
  • Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving: 60 holiday rentals
  • Ravendale Complex: 60 holiday rentals
  • Kuju Aboriginal Arts: 60 holiday rentals
  • Coffin Bay: 83 holiday rentals

Stayz offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Port Lincoln! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Port Lincoln?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Port Lincoln with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Coffin Bay: 83 holiday homes
  • Boston: 57 holiday homes
  • North Shields: 57 holiday homes
  • Point Boston: 57 holiday homes
  • Poonindie: 38 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Port Lincoln?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Port Lincoln. From Stayz travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Port Lincoln Visitor Information Centre: 60 holiday rentals
  • Calypso Star Charters - Shark Cage Diving: 60 holiday rentals
  • Ravendale Complex: 60 holiday rentals
  • Kuju Aboriginal Arts: 60 holiday rentals
  • Porter Bay: 60 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Port Lincoln listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.