Port Lincoln is a city in the Australian state of South Australia and is approximately 280 kilometers as the crow flies west of Adelaide ( approximately 660 km coastline ). It lies at the southern end of the Eyre Peninsula at Boston Bay. Port Lincoln has about 14,000 inhabitants and is part of the administrative district (LGA) of Port Lincoln City.
In the area of today's Port Lincoln Aboriginal of Parnkalla lived. Europeans settled in 1836 for the first time there after Matthew Flinders the port started in February 1802 and named it after his English home town of Lincoln. The port developed into a trading center for goods.
In Port Lincoln, the largest commercial fishing fleet in Australia is home to fish and is the main source of income of the city. The town has a railway station with a large capacity, which serves as a hub for food canned fish, meat and lamb, tuna and for locally produced wool. The tuna are sold mainly because of its good quality to Japan.
In the neighborhood of Port Lincoln is a aquaculture in industrial scale has developed, which has specialized in tuna, king fish, abalone, sea mussels and oysters.
In the neighborhood of Port Lincoln is a coastal landscape with sandy beaches and rocky coves. Therefore, tourism has a great significance for the place. Lincoln National Park, Coffin Bay National Park and Kellidie Bay Conservation Park are nearby. The Spencer Gulf and the Great Australian Bight offer excellent conditions for yachts, diving and fishing. Around the port, the largest white sharks were spotted. Furthermore, many tourists begin round trips on the Eyre Peninsula from this place.