Road Trip from Adelaide to Port Lincoln

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by Hertz AU - 07 November 2018

The trip from Adelaide to Port Lincoln is one that perfectly encapsulates the natural beauty of South Australia’s coastline and the Eyre Peninsula. Along the way you’ll cling to sections of exquisite shoreline, and get the opportunity to indulge in some of Australia’s finest seafood. If you’re a fishing enthusiast, this trip is an unmissable opportunity to pack your rod and try your luck. It’s a journey of beauty and abundance, with ample opportunity for adventure.

Stage 1: Begin in Adelaide

Begin your trip by picking up your Hertz rental car in Adelaide. If you’ve never been to Adelaide before, there’s plenty to check out before you hit the open road. Adelaide is a city rich with culture and culinary brilliance at every turn. If you have the time (and a designated driver), take a day trip to Barossa Valley and sip on some of the world’s most extraordinary wines in a region of unprecedented natural beauty. If you don’t have time for Barossa Valley, don’t worry, there’ll be more opportunities for wining and dining along the way.

Stage 2: Adelaide to Port Broughton

Once you’ve absorbed the charm and hustle and bustle of Adelaide and its surrounds, hop in your rental car and head for Port Broughton, just over two hours drive away. Port Broughton is a great stop off point and is one of many places on the Eyre Peninsula that is famous for fishing. While you’re there, why not put your sea legs and your fishing skills to the test by heading out on a charter to try and catch your supper. Don’t worry if you’re a novice, local guides will help you along and you’ll be sure to fall in love with a quintessential Australian pastime.

Stage 3: Port Broughton to Port Augusta

The second stop on your Eyre Peninsula road trip takes you to Port Augusta, a small city a 90-minute drive away from Port Broughton. With the ocean to the west and the Flinders Ranges to the east, Port Augusta is the perfect place for getting outdoors, whether you fancy some fishing or hiking. The Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden is also well worth a visit. Here you can see an impressive range of native Australian flora and fauna. There’s also the fantastic Arid Explorers Children’s Garden that kids love.

Stage 4: Port Augusta to Cowell

After exploring Port Augusta, drive two hours south to Cowell, a small coastal town that has become a beacon for holidaymakers and fishing hobbyists due to its sheltered waters, which are perfect for angling and swimming. Cowell is a pretty little town with distinctly South Australian architecture and a wide main street complete with charming pine trees. If you’re travelling with family, head 16 km north of Cowell to Lucky Bay and you’ll find one of the best spots for swimming with kids.

Stage 5: Cowell to Port Lincoln

After you’ve had plenty of downtime in Cowell, drive 160 km south to Port Lincoln, Australia’s seafood capital. Here you’ll find not just Australia’s finest seafood, but also some of the world’s best. And while you’re there, you’ll also find award-winning wines to wash it all down with. Despite its foodie credentials, Port Lincoln isn’t just about eating and drinking. There’s also a whole myriad of ocean adventures and beachside activities to keep you entertained. Some activities on offer and things to check out include fishing charters, shark cage diving, swimming with sea lions, rugged coastline walks, breathtaking coastal views, pristine beaches, native wildlife and more.

Adelaide to Port Lincoln is a road trip packed with everything you need for a perfect relaxing holiday. Whether you want to sip on perfect wines with world-class seafood, or head on an outdoor adventure, this trip has it all.

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