Cheap Flights to Port Lincoln

Port Lincoln overview

When to fly

The summer month of January also offers some great events and excuses to book flights to Port Lincoln. As Port Lincoln is known as the Seafood Capital of Australia, it’s no surprise they host the annual Tunarama Festival, during this time. This family event celebrates the local tuna fishing industry with a street procession, fireworks, delicious seafood and of course the famous tuna toss.

If you manage to book cheap flights to Port Lincoln during the cooler month of March, be sure to attend the Port Lincoln Cup Carnival. This event is centred on thoroughbred horse racing and sees the whole town join in the carnival spirit with a number of events and popular functions.

City overview

Port Lincoln, the self-proclaimed 'Seafood Capital of Australia' offers so much more than casual culinary delights and golden beaches, and attracts many to book flights. Situated on the lower Eyre Peninsula in the south of Australia, this bright and beautiful port is in a prime location for those who want to explore the unforgettable stretch of coastline and beyond.

With such great links to the open ocean, it's no wonder that Port Lincoln is famed for its incredible sea excursions. One of the most exciting by far is the shark cage diving experience, giving you the opportunity to get up close and personal with Australia's most infamous natives. If you'd prefer something a little tamer, also has various swimming experiences with giant tuna fish and sea lions. True to its claim, this destination also offers fishing excursions that let you experience first-hand why Port Lincoln is the seafood capital.

Once you've retreated back to the shore, head inland to the Glen Forest Animal Park where you can interact and feed some of the local wildlife before getting in a quick round of mini-golf with the family. The nearby Lincoln National Park is also an ideal spot if you're looking for a bit of tranquillity and relaxation. A breathtakingly beautiful location, you can experience everything from woodland trails to dolphins skimming along the shore. Finally, what better way to end your trip than by visiting Whalers Way to give you the best panoramic view of the city. 

Port Lincoln climate

As a coastal town offering plenty of maritime activities, Port Lincoln is at its best when the weather is warm. Therefore, this is an ideal destination to take a flight to during the spring (September to November), when temperatures are around 18 to 22 degrees Celsius and summer (December to February), with temperatures reaching up to 25 degrees. During this time, visitors will be able to make the most out of the beautiful beaches and national parks. The rest of the year, however, still sees very pleasant temperatures, ranging from 24 to 16 degrees.

Getting around Port Lincoln

Getting around the city is also fairly straightforward as most of the scenic routes are best enjoyed on foot. If you would like to travel further out however, there is a regular bus service that accommodates travel within the city itself, whilst a car rental is ideal for longer excursions.

Getting to the city from the airport

Getting to the city once your flight has landed at Port Lincoln Airport (PLO) is relatively simple. Whilst it is one of Australia's smaller airports, it's still incredibly busy with a few transport links to be aware of. There is a taxi rank located just outside of the terminal offering a direct route into the city, just remember to agree a fare with your driver before departing. There are also several car rental offices in the airport that are ideal if you'd prefer to see the region at your own comfort and convenience, ideal to book when you book your flights to Port Lincoln making sure a car is available.

Port Lincoln insider information

  • The Neptune Islands off the coast of Port Lincoln is the only place where you can go shark cage diving in Australia. Seeing the Great White Sharks is not an opportunity that should be missed - we recommend booking early to secure your reservations!

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