Port Pirie lies close to the eastern shore of Spencer Bay and is also adjacent to the Flinders Range. While primarily an industrial city with tall granite silos and smelting factories, Port Pirie also appeals to travellers for the historic buildings such as the taverns and a butcher’s shop on Ellen Street. The Port Pirie Regional Tourism and Arts Centre makes a great stop offering information on the area, showcasing paintings from Australian artists and featuring a miniature railway that runs through the grounds. Port Pirie accommodation options are situated near to the main landmarks and shopping centres to ensure a memorable holiday.
Holiday homes near Port Pirie National Trust Museum
Located on Ellen Street, Port Pirie National Trust Museum consists of the historic Customs House, Railway Station and the former Central Police Station. Each building displays exhibits on the region’s business, railway and shipping history and the artefacts include a steam shunting engine and Diprotodon bones. Several holiday rentals are a short drive to the museum. You can book a 2-bedroom house with an outdoor deck with a barbie to cook meals and tidal ponds for children to swim in.
Various types of accommodation in Port Pirie SA
You can choose from different kinds of lodgings when you visit Port Pirie. Whether you stay in a cosy cabin or an upscale waterfront accommodation, you can expect modern amenities and other comforts that remind you of home. Certain properties are pet-friendly, so you can bring your favourite 4-legged family member with you.
Port Pirie bed and breakfast
Many travellers like bed and breakfast accommodation due to the warm inviting atmosphere. The owners typically live on the premises and can assist guests with directions to attractions and where the best restaurants are located. You also share the bathrooms, washing machine and dryer with other guests. This bed and breakfast contains 3 bedrooms, vintage furniture, and a complimentary bottle of wine. You can also sit in the backyard and watch the ducks walk past you.
Cabin accommodation in Port Pirie
Some people enjoy staying at a cabin with its modest yet comfortable size. You can spot cabins in both the countryside and in the middle of the city. Several cabins are close to Memorial Park, built as a tribute to those soldiers who died in modern wars including the Korean War and the Vietnam War and the park also provides a children’s playground. Couples can use cabins for a romantic retreat and despite the rugged appearance of some, most cabins keep guests happy with electronic devices such as a TV or stereo.
Port Pirie apartments
If your holiday lasts longer than a few weeks, you should consider long-term apartments as you can extend your lease if needed. Numerous apartments are self-contained and have a full kitchen with a refrigerator, crockery and utensils. Singles can stay in a 1-bedroom apartment with air conditioning, a large open plan dining area, and a private courtyard. If you enjoy the arts, you can rent an apartment near the Northern Festival Centre, which hosts concerts and theatre productions.
Waterfront holiday rentals in Port Pirie
Visitors can enjoy plentiful water activities in Port Pirie. Both the Spencer Gulf and Pirie River make ideal spots for fishing and canoeing. Near your holiday accommodation, you can stroll down a boardwalk onto the man-made Solomon Beach, where you can swim in the clear blue waters. Families can rent a 4-bedroom house that provides a short walk to the beach and a lounge room with games and puzzles for children. From the balcony, you can enjoy the ocean view while drinking your coffee.
Port Pirie makes an outstanding holiday destination, but other local towns deserve to be explored. Port Germein and Weeroona Island offer lovely seaside scenery and intriguing places of interest to visit.
Port Germein holiday homes
Port Germein lies approximately 27 km north of Port Pirie. Its most well-known attraction is the Port Germein Jetty, where a lighthouse stands at the entrance and visitors can fish or catch blue swimmer crabs. You can stay at a charming 19-century villa, which delivers free WiFi access and complimentary breakfast.
Weeroona Island accommodation
Weeroona Island is located in Germein Bay and is 17km from Port Pirie. You can rest in a shaded beach hut on the shoreline or view the wreck of the York. You can find several beachfront properties or stay at a holiday rental surrounded by mangroves near the town centre.