Lincoln National Park

Lincoln National Park

Things to do - general


Lincoln National Park is a rugged peninsula with spectacular ocean views, sandy beaches and sheltered camping sites. The park is covered in large expanses of coastal mallee with granite outcrops and extensive sand dunes. The sheltered beaches of Boston Bay contrast with the exposed southern coastline where steep limestone cliffs form an impressive buttress to the open ocean.

Lincoln National Park protect coastal vegetation of the Eyre Peninsula and provides a safe refuge for rare fauna. Birds such as stints, stilts and sandpipers travel from as far as Siberia and the Arctic Circle to summer here as part of their loop migrations.


• Walking trails & Lookouts
• Picnic areas
• Toilets
• Camping & Caravans 9 campgrounds
• Accommodation @ Donnington cottage (power & hot water & beds)
• Wide viariety of Fauna & Flora species
• Memory Cove Wilderness Protected Area – Requires a Gate Key and Permit, collected from the Port Lincoln Visitor Information Centre (key deposit required)


Day Entry and Camping passes can be purchased at the entrance of the National Park with self registration.
Please take correct money as no change can be given.
8 week or 12 month National Parks Passes can be purchased from the Port Lincoln Visitor Information Centre


  • $11.00 entry per vehicle
  • $9.00 concession entry per vehicle
  • Hikers / Cyclists Fee Exempt.



  • $11.00 per night per vehicle
  • $6.00 per night per cyclist / hiker
  • Camping prices are for one night only.



Important information: Check fire ban dates -

The Country Fire Service Fire Ban Period for Lower Eyre Peninsula is: From 1st of November 2015 until 15th April 2016.
Further to CFS Regulations, National Parks and Wildlife Regulations also apply to campfires in parks.


  • Memory Cove Wilderness Protection Area,
  • Surfleet Cove Campground and the Stamford Hill Day Use Area (including the beaches).



Small solid fuelled campfires are permitted at other sites within Lincoln National Park provided the following conditions are applied;

• It is not a total fire ban day.
• Fires only permitted on the beach below high tide mark, during fire ban season
• Wood is collected from outside the park.
• There are no other flammable materials within 4 Metres of the fire.
• The fire is no more than 1 square metre in area.
• A responsible person is in attendance at all times.
• The fire is extinguished before leaving.
• Liquid fuelled campfires are not permitted in the park.
• *solid fuel fires include Weber BBQ’s, fire drums and any other structure, which contains a solid fuel fire.

Gas fires are permitted throughout the year except on total fire ban days.
The CFS broadcast total fire ban notices on local radio 891 ABC, 1485 AM 5LN, 765 AM 5CC and 89.9 MAGIC FM.


Lincoln National Park
Location 13km south west of Port Lincoln, via Proper Bay road.
Phone 1300 788 378
email [email protected]


The Parks are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Please contact Port Lincoln Visitor Information Centre 1300 788 378


Proper Bay Road, Port Lincoln, SA
13km SW from Port Lincoln PO + Visitor Centre

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  • Walking trails & Lookouts
  • Monument Hill
  • Picnic areas
  • Toilets
  • Camping & Caravans
  • 9 Campground facilitiies
  • Accommodation @ Donnington cottage (power & hot water & beds)
  • Some sealed roads & parking areas for day trips


Requires a Gate Key and Permit, collected from the Port Lincoln Visitor Information Centre (key deposit required)

History, Local Info.


Port Lincoln was discovered by Matthew Flinders under his commission by the British Admiralty to chart Australia's unexplored coastline. The converted collier Investigator dropped anchor in Boston Bay in February 1802 and Flinders named the spot Port Lincoln after his native Lincolnshire in England. Only several days earlier Flinders lost eight seamen near Memory Cove, including his sailing master, Captain John Thistle, whilst searching for water. Port Lincoln was initially considered as the alternative site for the State's Capital, but was subsequently rejected by Colonel Light in 1836 in favour of Adelaide. Lack of fresh water supplies was a major determining factor. The First Settlers arrived in March 1839 aboard the Abeona, the Dorset and the Porter. There is an historic plaque at the First Landing site to commemorate the event.


Visitors can take an energetic hike up Stamford Hill which will reward them with spectacular views of Boston Bay, Port Lincoln & Lincoln National Park. A monument commemorating Matthew Flinders voyage of discovery is located at the top: 1.1km return, approx. 45 minutes.


Lower Eyre Peninsula is truly a crossroads of habitats in Australia. The oceans surrounding it are renown for fishing, however the mixture of gulf waters and open ocean of the Great Australian Bight means there is a diversity of aquatic species. Port Lincoln has proximity to 60,000 hectares of National Parks; home to a myriad of flora and fauna to see. Also 250 species of birds have been recorded in the area.

Local Fishing info


There are far too many rock locations to list and of course they all have particular times when fishing is best. The Lower Eyre Peninsula includes over 1000kms of coast within 2 hours drive of Port Lincoln, so local knowledge is essential.
Many of the best spots are in National Parks. You will need an entry permit - available at the Port Lincoln Visitor Information Centre. There are also many locations on private land, but please get permission before entering them. Detailed information on top fishing spots is readily available at local tackle outlets, so it's best to visit them before planning a trip.

Unfortunately there are no tour offers at this location at the moment.

How to get here..


Proper Bay Road, Port Lincoln, SA 13km SW from Port Lincoln PO + Visitor Centre



Due to the insulating effect of the surrounding ocean waters, Port Lincoln experiences a delightful Mediterranean climate.
Which is on average a degree or two warmer than Adelaide in winter and 3ºC - 5ºC cooler than Adelaide during the hot summer months.
Port Lincoln's average rainfall is 488mm or 19 inches, which falls mainly during the winter months.
Warm summers, mild winters and balmy weather during autumn and spring, make Port Lincoln an all year destination for touring, fishing, sailing and other recreational pursuits.


Summer Dec – Feb 25ºC max :: 16ºC min Summer – 16mm
Autumn March – May 21ºC max :: 13 ºC min Autumn – 36mm
Winter June – August 16ºC max :: 9ºC min Winter – 38mm
Spring September – November 20 ºC max :: 11 ºC min Spring – 73mm


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