After a continental breakfast and checking out, you will be picked up by your guide. First stop we take a short 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 harbor 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 was 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, we take you to the Marina Wharf to visit the 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 this, you are taken on a hands-on, 45-minute tour of the Fresh Fish Place, where you will see the full process a fish goes through, from ocean to 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, you get to 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. With a brand-new shop front and kitchen, you can 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 of Australia.After lunch, we take you to 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, the National park is over 29,000ha and offers beautiful isolated beaches. You will get the opportunity to walk or beachcomb along the pristine beaches and we will be enjoying a 4WD adventure amongst the extensive sand-dunes. Excitement also comes in the form of 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.