After breakfast, check out from the hotel and you will be picked up by your guide. Drive down to the industrial sector of Port Lincoln, the Flinders Ports Wharf. This wharf is South Australia’s main grain exporting plant as the natural deep-water harbour enables Port Lincoln to fully load grain carriers, up to the massive panamax class vessels. On average during a season, almost 3 million tonnes of cargo were moved through the wharf, totaling around $2.2 billion. This includes the majority of grain commodities (including wheat, canola, barley, peas and beans) harvested on the Eyre Peninsula and a huge proportion of the fresh seafood caught in South Australian waters. Often you will have the opportunity to view the unloading of a fishing boat, or fertilizer that has been imported or see the grains that are to be exported.
Next, visit Marina Wharf, home of the largest fishing fleet in the Southern Hemisphere, to see the diversity of Port Lincoln’s fishing industries and vessels. The local fishing industries include Bluefin Tuna, Hiramasa Kingfish, Spencer Gulf King Prawns, Blue Mussel, Southern Rock Lobster, and Sardines as well as smaller trailer boats used for Abalone, Southern Calamari, Snapper, Crabs and King George Whiting. Following with a hands-on, 45-minute tour of the Fresh Fish Place, where you will see the full process a fish goes through, from oceanto plate. Meet local fisherman as they drop off the catch of the day from all over the Eyre Peninsula, to the factory that includes our famous King George Whiting, Flathead, Garfish, Leather Jacket, Boarfish, Snapper, Nannagai, Shark, Mussels, Coffin Bay Oysters, Prawns, Squid, Crabs and lots more. At the end of the tour, sample a tantalizing selection of in-house smoked fish and pickled seafood. Locally made souvenirs are available here for purchase.
Lunch at Fresh Fish Place. Select your own fresh fish or shellfish from the pre-arranged menu and have this cooked to your taste. Enjoy seafood in the Capital Seafood Destination in Australia. After lunch, visit the diversity of the Port Lincoln National Park. From the naturally rugged and wild Sleaford Bay and the Southern Ocean to the tranquility of the Spalding Cove area and other beautiful beaches. You will get the opportunity to walk or beachcomb along the pristine beaches and we will be enjoying a 4WDriving adventure amongst the extensive sand-dunes. Sand-boarding across the massive sand-dunes, if you have never done this before it definitely makes you laugh and smile as you slide down a sand-dunes. Then we head to our next beach stop for another adventure to catch the Australian Salmon, Flathead or even some Salmon Trout. From here, we take you a short drive back to the Port Lincoln Airport for your departure early evening.