11 days in Port Pirie, The Eyre Peninsula & Penola Itinerary

11 days in Port Pirie, The Eyre Peninsula & Penola Itinerary

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Port Pirie
— 2 nights
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Port Augusta
— 1 night
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Whyalla
— 1 night
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Kimba
— 1 night
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Port Lincoln
— 2 nights
Fly to Mount Gambier Airport, Drive to Penola
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Penola
— 3 nights
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Port Pirie

— 2 nights
Port Pirie is the sixth most populous city in South Australia after Adelaide, Mount Gambier, Whyalla, Murray Bridge and Port Lincoln. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Peterborough Motorcycle & Antique Museum and The Farm Shed Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Pirie: Peterborough (Peterborough Printing Works & Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre) and Wallaroo (Wallaroo Heritage Trail 37 & Wallaroo Heritage and Nautical Museum). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Port Pirie Regional Tourism & Arts Centre, take in the waterfront at Port Germein Jetty, make a trip to Port Germein Tide Clock, and take an in-depth tour of Port Pirie National Trust Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Port Pirie trip builder.

Adelaide to Port Pirie is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. In July in Port Pirie, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Port Augusta.

Things to do in Port Pirie

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Port Augusta

— 1 night
A natural harbor established in 1852, Port Augusta houses one of the most popular tourist attractions of the area, the Wadlata Outback Center.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Port Augusta Cultural Centre - Yarta Purtli, then make a trip to Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout, then take in nature's colorful creations at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, and finally get great views at Water Tower Lookout.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Port Augusta trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Port Pirie to Port Augusta by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Port Augusta can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Whyalla.

Things to do in Port Augusta

Museums · Parks · Shopping

Whyalla

— 1 night
Whyalla is the third most populous city in the Australian state of South Australia after Adelaide and Mount Gambier. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Whyalla Conservation Park, take an in-depth tour of Mount Laura Homestead Museum, then take in the waterfront activity at Whyalla Marina, and finally admire the natural beauty at Ada Ryan Gardens.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, read Whyalla online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Port Augusta to Whyalla takes an hour. July in Whyalla sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kimba.

Things to do in Whyalla

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Kimba

— 1 night
Kimba is a rural service town on the Eyre Highway at the top of Eyre Peninsula in the Australian state of South Australia. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Viterra’s Kimba Silos, then don't miss a visit to The Big Galah, then pause for some photo ops at Edward John Eyre Sculptures, and finally get great views at Whites Knob Lookout.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kimba trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Whyalla to Kimba in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Lincoln.

Port Lincoln

— 2 nights
Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): don't miss a visit to The Old Mill, see the interesting displays at Koppio Smithy Museum, then look for gifts at Boston Bay Wines, and finally examine the collection at Axel Stenross Maritime Museum. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the pleasant sights at Parnkalla Walking Trail and then get a tailor-made plan with Triple Bay Charters.

Before you visit Port Lincoln, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Kimba to Port Lincoln in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Penola.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Penola

— 3 nights
Penola is a town in the Australian state of South Australia located about southeast of the state capital of Adelaide in the wine growing area known as the Coonawarra. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Millicent National Trust Museum and Menzies Wine Room & Retreat. And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Penley Estate, savor the flavors at Raidis Estate, and contemplate the long history of Sharam Cottage.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Penola tour itinerary builder website.

Explore your travel options from Port Lincoln to Penola with the Route module. In July, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Penola

Wineries · Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips