Lincoln’s craggy coastline meets the Southern Ocean in an explosion of displaced energy and light.

The magnificent Lincoln National Park is located on the outskirts of the town of Port Lincoln, at the foot of South Oz’s Eyre Peninsula.

The area is rich in marine wildlife and natural beauty, and lightly trafficked to boot. Visitors arriving from the state capital must undertake a circuitous 650km drive via Port Augusta, in order to round the Spencer Gulf.

It’s certainly worth factoring in the best part of a full day’s travel time from Adelaide in order to make the most of Lincoln National Park and to allow time for a visit to the fishing hotspots of Coffin Bay, on the western side of the Eyre Peninsula and just 77km from the park.


4WDING: The main tracks within the park are suitable for all 4WD vehicles, but if you plan on exploring some of the tighter side tracks, or hitting the beaches and dunes of nearby Coffin Bay, a higher clearance vehicle is necessary.

FISHING: Within the Coffin Bay National Park can be outstanding year round. Big schools of Australian salmon are a mainstay for local and visiting anglers, while large mulloway, silver and King George whiting plus calamari squid are abundant.

SEAFOOD: Even if you’re not keen on wetting a line yourself, Port Lincoln is renowned as ‘the seafood capital of Australia’. It’s a great place to pick up a quality feed of delectable Spencer Gulf prawns, kingfish, tuna, abalone, crayfish and famous Coffin Bay oysters at very good prices.


LOCATION: The park is situated 650km from Adelaide, via Port Augusta, and just 30km outside of Port Lincoln.

CAMPING is allowed within the park at Memory Cove, Taylors Landing, Spalding Cove, Richardsons Shack, Fishermans Point, September Beach, Carcass Rocks, Maclaren Point and Donington Beach. Facilities are minimal within the park, so visitors are advised to carry in adequate water and fuel and to be self-sufficient.

FUEL is available in Port Lincoln and at Coffin Bay.

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