Lincoln National Park
Lincoln National Park is located 10km south of Port Lincoln at the end of the Eyre Peninsula. The park features beautiful and varying scenery of golden sand dunes, sandy beaches, granite boulders and rugged coastal cliffs.
The park entrance has a self registration station where visitors are required to pay for and obtain a park entry permit and camping fees if applicable. Entry to the park costs $8.50 per vehicle
and camping costs $7 per vehicle per night.
The small park is easily explored in a day if you are not hiking. The intrepid explorers may wish to walk the 93km Investigator Trail exploring the Lincoln National Park’s coastline or attempt sections of the track. Detailed information can be obtained from the Port Lincoln Visitor Centre on Tasman Terrace or SA Parks and Wildlife.
For those planning a day trip, there is plenty of gorgeous scenery not too far off the beaten track. The first diversion off the main road is south towards Wanna. The 10km unsealed road reaches the magnificent coastline of Sleaford Bay, with rugged limestone cliffs to the southeast and golden sand dunes to the northwest. The views here are just breathtaking.
From the Wanna Rd, the Sleaford – Wanna Dunes are accessible via four-wheel drive track. The sand track can be boggy so reduce tyre pressure to prevent carving up the track and stick to the marked track only when driving on the dunes. The track follows the dunes along the coast and ends at Sleaford Mere near the park entrance. The track is two - way traffic so alternatively you can begin the sand dune drive at the other end. Four-wheel drive enthusiasts, enjoy!
Memory Cove Wilderness Protection Area is also accessible from the end of Wanna Rd. The protected bay is limited to visitors gaining prior arrangement only. A permit and key are available in town at the Port Lincoln Visitor Centre. Camping is permitted here however restricted to certain numbers and a four-wheel drive is required to access the cove.
Back on the main track continuing further into the park to explore the north coast is Woodcutters Beach. A 2km sand track suitable for four-wheel drive only finds the calm waters of Proper Bay with views across to Port Lincoln.
Stamford Hill is accessible from here by four-wheel drive or further up the main road by two-wheel drive. A relatively easy 1km hill climb to the Flinders Monument at the top offers panoramic views of Boston Bay and across to Port Lincoln.
Surfleet Cove is a beautiful beach of white sands and clear calm waters perfect for swimming. The cove is accessible by two-wheel drives and has a camp ground with facilities.
At the northeastern tip of the peninsula is Cape Donington. The coastal views from the lighthouse aren’t the best in the park but if you walk west around the point you’ll find Dorington Beach which is nice.
Lincoln National Park is a lovely day out from Port Lincoln and offers calm bay beaches, rugged coastal cliffs and limestone formations, four-wheel driving, bushwalking, camping and pristine wilderness. All this is just a short drive from town and part of the Port Lincoln experience.
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