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Major Events and Festivals in Port Lincoln
Tunarama Festival is one of Port Lincoln's longest running events. It started in 1962 and combines local traditions with festive events. The headlining event is the World Championship Tuna Toss. People from all over Australia buy return flights to Port Lincoln to see who can toss a 10-kilogram tuna the furthest. There's also a parade through the city, live musical performances and fireworks after sunset. With more than 40 individual events to attend, it's a fantastic festival for the whole family.
SALT is one of the best festivals to attend in Port Lincoln. The event celebrates art, innovation and creativity while focusing on sustainability. If you're an artist searching for flights to Port Lincoln, you can apply to attend the festival to showcase your ideas and interact with other thought leaders.
The Long Lunch
The Long Lunch is an incredible food, wine and music event held in May each year. The event takes place across seven gourmet food venues, and some of Australia's top chefs man the kitchens and oversee menus. If you're buying flights to Port Lincoln to attend the event, secure your tickets a few months in advance. The increase of people flying into the city can cause prices for an airfare to Port Lincoln to increase.
Top Experiences For Visitors to Port Lincoln
Coffin Bay National Park
Coffin Bay National Park is an easy day trip from Port Lincoln. The park is known for its fantastic scuba diving, sailing and windsurfing conditions. Spend the day here, exploring the remote coastline, climbing the massive dunes or catching some waves. If you're in the mood for more adventure, drive down to Yangie Bay at the south end of the park. It's the perfect spot for families booking cheap flights to Port Lincoln. You can go canoeing, find a secluded spot for a picnic or wander along the bushwalking trail. If you want to explore the beaches in the north of the park, you'll need to rent a 4WD vehicle.
Mikkira Station is home to the only wild koala colony on the Eyre Peninsula. Located only 30 kilometres from the city, Mikkira Station is an ideal day trip for families buying tickets to Port Lincoln. To get the most out of your visit, it's a good idea to book a private tour with a guide. You'll learn all about the koalas, their natural habitat and the other creatures that call Mikkira Station home.
Go whale watching
For nature lovers searching for flights to Port Lincoln, the best place to go whale watching near Port Lincoln is at Head of Bight. The whales arrive in May and leave towards the end of October, but the best time to visit is in the middle of winter. The best part is that you don't need to book a boat tour to see these graceful mammals. There is a walkway along the coast, and you'll be able to spot the mothers with their calves from the platform.
Hikers wanting to book flights to Port Lincoln will love exploring the great walks and trails near the city. Pack your trusty pair of hiking shoes and tackle the Parnkalla trail. It winds past the entire Port Lincoln coastline, or you can try the Heritage Trail if you want to learn more about the history of the area.
Public Transport and How to Get Around Port Lincoln
Once you’ve booked your flights to Port Lincoln, try to stay as close as possible to the city centre. You can then hire a bike or walk to nearby attractions or restaurants and cafes.
With limited public transportation, the best way to get around Port Lincoln is to hire a car. When booking your return flights to Port Lincoln with Webjet, you can add a car rental to your itinerary. Otherwise, you can choose from what's available when you arrive at Port Lincoln Airport (PLO).
Airport Shuttle Bus
The cheapest way to get from Port Lincoln Airport (PLO) is with the airport shuttle bus. If you're flying with Qantas, the bus will take you from the airport and stop at all the major hotels in the city. A one-way ticket costs $15 AUD per person. For travellers booking flights to Port Lincoln with Rex Airlines, you can use the airport shuttle bus, but you'll have to wait until Qantas passengers have been dropped off.
There are metered taxis available in Port Lincoln. Before your flights to Port Lincoln land, you may want to pre-book a transfer to save time. The average price for a one-way trip from Port Lincoln Airport (PLO) into the city will cost $30 AUD.