Top 7 ideas for April School Holidays in Port Lincoln
Top 7 ideas for April School Holidays in Port Lincoln
The school holidays are here! April holiday break is the ideal time to head to Port Lincoln and enjoy great beaches, scenic rugged coastlines and excellent fishing spots. Autumn is a wonderful time to get out and enjoy our National Parks teaming with wildlife. Port Lincoln is world renown for its great seafood and local wines, beaches and fishing industry. With over 1000 local businesses listed, The Port Lincoln Business Directory can assist with any accommodation, entertainment, shopping or business requirements for your visit. Here our our top seven ideas to help you survive the April school holidays!
Port Lincoln Leisure Centre
Port Lincoln Leisure Centre is located close to the Port Lincoln Marina and it is the ideal place for for swimming, leisure and fitness in the cooler Autumn weather. They are running a holiday program to keep the young ones entertained these holidays with a mixture of activities such as water fun, craft and much more. Sessions run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week of the holidays.
Glen Forest Park
Glen-Forest Tourist Park is a 400 acre farm, with 120 acres dedicated to the animal park. The park is set in picturesque surroundings just 15 minutes drive from Port Lincoln. There are baby animals for the children to feed and cuddle.
Also at Glen-Forest is the ‘Animal Run’, 18 hole Putt Putt Mini Golf Course and the new exciting off road Segway Rides. Glen-Forest Tourist Park offer the usage of a free BBQ undercover eating area with a kiosk. You can sit and eat your lunch while the children enjoy the animals in the nursery area.
The vineyard at Glen-Forest Tourist Park was established in 1997. You can choose from Greenlip Cabernet Sauvignon, Blacklip Shiraz, Bluefin Merlot, Sashimi Sauvignon Blanc and Sparkling Diamond Sea. Be sure to visit the new kiosk and cellar door: Open 7 days from 10am-5pm.
Port Lincoln National Park
Known for its spectacular ocean views and rugged offshore islands, Lincoln National Park is one of South Australia’s many true beauties. The park sits on the south-eastern tip of the Eyre Peninsula. The park’s magnificent scenery and tranquil beaches will totally make it worth every ‘are we there yet?’ from the backseat of the car.
Lincoln National Park has something for everyone. For those up for an adventure, you can go hiking, fishing or 4WDing. If you’re after a more relaxing time, soak up the sun on the beach or cool off in the clear, blue waters. You’ll find plenty of opportunities for bird watching and practicing your photography skills too.
The park is also home to Memory Cove Wilderness Protection Area, which features a pure white sandy beach and is surrounded by Mallee and granite outcrops, making it completely secluded. Access to Memory Cove is limited to 15 vehicles a day, so if you’re planning to make a stop, be sure to book your vehicle entry and camping before you go to receive a gate key.
Port Lincoln Library
The Library have some great Holiday fun to help keep the kids active and busy these holidays.
Coffin Bay National Park
Known for its remote coastal scenery, the bays and coastline around the Coffin Bay National Park are ideal for boating, fishing, sailing, scuba diving and windsurfing. You can explore the park’s coastal landscapes of high windswept cliffs and massive dunes, pounding surf beaches and sheltered sandy bays.
On the southern tip of Eyre Peninsula, 50 kilometres west of Port Lincoln, Coffin Bay National Park is a perfect mix of coastal landscapes and rugged national park. Surrounded by Thorny Passage Marine Park, the area offers amazing marine wildlife and habitats to explore. Whether it’s dolphins, reef fish, pelicans, goannas, kangaroos and joeys, or emus, this truly is an animal-lovers paradise. Don’t forget your camera – the animals certainly aren’t camera shy over here.
There are a variety of facilities available at the campgrounds within the park. Toilets are available at the Yangie Bay, Black Springs, Morgan’s Landing and The Pool campgrounds. A picnic shelter and kayak launch facility is also available at the Yangie Bay campground. There is no water available in the park and you must bring your own. You must also bring your own wood for campfires.
Port Lincoln Gymnastics Club
The Gymnastics club are also running an Easter holiday program for kids.
Port Lincoln Railway Museum
Why not visit the Port Lincoln Railway Museum and learn about the important history of Railways on Eyre Peninsula? The Museum is housed in several rooms in the stone station building, with larger items displayed in the nearby freight shed. Most of the rooms are in their original condition.
Visitors enter the museum via the former parcels office. The former ticket office still includes the ticket window, Edmonson date imprinter and ticket rack still showing pre-decimal currency prices. Passenger services are described in a series of panels located in the old porters’ room. The J.D. Somerville Reading Room houses photo albums, books and a large array of research material. The archives also have extensive documentary material dating back to the construction of the first railway at Port Lincoln in 1906-07. The museum is open on Wednesdays, Sundays and most Public Holidays, 1 pm – 4 pm.