Tuesday, September 12, 2017 2:06pm
You loved our last post on how to spend 3 days in Port Lincoln so with so many things to do and see, we thought we'd give you another sample itinerary!
After arriving in Port Lincoln via a short 35 minute flight from Adelaide, get ready to embark on a day filled with experiences unique to the Eyre Peninsula. Wade into the shallows at Coffin Bay, plucking your very own world famous Coffin Bay Oysters fresh from the sea, hearing sea tales from local Oyster Farmer as you go.
Shortly after, indulge in a seafood platter, dining alfresco at seaside restaurant 1802 Oyster Bar & Bistro for lunch. While away a few hours here overlooking the quiet but beautiful town of Coffin Bay before heading back in towards Port Lincoln for a wine tasting at Boston Bay Winery, the closest vineyard to the ocean in the world.
Check into your luxury accommodation (at The Port Lincoln Hotel of course!) and take a moment to freshen up and take in the breathtaking, panoramic ocean views from your private balcony before enjoying a Seafood Dinner downstairs in Sarin's Restaurant.
Set off to the crystal clear waters of Seal Cove where the gorgeous puppies of the sea welcome your arrival with somersaults and graceful swirls, inviting you to join in! Perfect for families!
Enjoy an a la carte lunch at the waterside restaurant The Marina Hotel, enjoying the sea breezes and acool drink while watching some of the biggest fishing vessels in the Southern Hemisphere come in and out of the bay.
Enjoy a day on the green, playing a round of golf at The Port Lincoln Golf Course or take the kids to Glen Forest Tourist Park to get up and close with Australia's favourite animals.
Friday, August 11, 2017 12:35pm
Our premium Alfresco Dining Space in Sarin's was reserved for the exclusive 35 attendees. Guests enjoyed a 6 Course Degustation Dinner, created by new Executive Chef David Revel. Each course was carefully paired but with 6 Whisk(e)ys from around the world and as each course was brought to the table, our host for evening educated and explained the whiskey pairing.
Tuesday, August 08, 2017 10:45am
Exciting news! The two-year wait for Australia's most famous, single vineyard winery is over and Lincoln Cellars will be one of the very few stockists of the acclaimed wine. As of early September we will be proud stockists of the very exclusive and limited supply, second allocation of the Henschke 2012 Hill of Grace Wine. The highly anticipated vintage has been awarded 99 points by Wine Companion James Halliday and both ‘Wine of the Year’ and ‘Shiraz of the Year’ by Tyson Steltzers.
“It’s been worth the wait, and then some, for this is a flawless Hill of Grace.” 99 points, James Halliday, Wine Companion, April 2017
“In walking the ancient vines of the isolated Hill of Grace vineyard during harvest, I discovered a personality to this place articulated in its wines quite unlike any other…Approachable and irresistible now, don’t underestimate the grand longevity of this season.” 99 points, Tyson Stelzer, Tyson Stelzer’s Australian & New Zealand Wines of the Year 2017, Wine of the Year and Shiraz of the Year, June 2017
“One of the great iterations of this regal single site wine.” 98 points, Nick Stock, James Suckling, June 2017
Every vintage from the ancient, single vineyard Hill of Grace is a limited release. For example only one barrel was produced in 2003, there was no vintage in 2011 and only extremely tiny vintages are pending for 2013 and 2014. We are therefore very fortunate here at Lincoln Cellars to secure 3 bottles.
Available early September. Contact Dan at Lincoln Cellars at email@example.com if you would like to pre-order one of these exclusive bottles. They won't last long!
Wednesday, August 02, 2017 4:47pm
Monday, July 17, 2017 12:44pm
The Port Lincoln Hotel, now in its 10th year of operation on the Eyre Peninsula is excited to announce the appointment of new Executive Chef, David Revel to the team. Chef Revel brings over 10 years of outstanding culinary experience in the hospitality and restaurant industry starting all the way back in his home town of Belvéze du razés in France.
Chef Revel starts his new chapter at The Port Lincoln Hotel after working in numerous positions and establishments in both Paris, France & Australia such as ClubMed on Lindeman Island, The Realm Hotel in Canberra and most recently as Executive Chef at The Rydges Capital Hill in Canberra. With expertise in French and Fusion Asian cuisine, Chef Revel will bring an exciting new concept to our Seafood Capital of Australia.
“We are super excited to bring Chef Revel aboard” explains Lauren Maxfield, Sales & Marketing Manager at The Port Lincoln Hotel. “He possesses an incredible amount of experience and has a real eye for presentation and detail…something I know our customers will love...after all, we do eat with our eyes!”
Excitingly, brand new menus are soon to be released across all departments of the Port Lincoln Hotel including Sarin’s Restaurant, Sharkys Bar and Functions. Although still in the drafting stages, we can reveal diners should expect a brand new dining concept for Sarin’s Restaurant including 2 and 3 course set menu options for those special evenings out, an abundance of local produce and yes, for lovers of the Parisian way, a small snippet of France with escargot (aka. snails) will be on the menu!
In anticipation for these releases, Chef Revel has created a number of special menus available only on Friday and Saturday evenings in Sarin’s Restaurant until the release of the new menu. Changed weekly, these specials will provide hints of what is to come! Bookings are essential and if last weekend’s Bastille Day themed menu is anything to go by, seats will fill quickly! Watch our weekly "Weekend Teaser Specials" to keep up to date.
Monday, June 19, 2017 3:19pm
It's often not until our guests arrive that they realise there are so many things to do and see in Port Lincoln! So lets say you have a long weekend coming up, or a sneaky 3 day getaway...here's our recommendations things to do and how to spend 3 days in our neck of the woods!
After arriving in Port Lincoln via a short 35 minute flight from Adelaide, be greeted by your personal guide for the day, a true Australian character and our friend, nicknamed 'Lunch" (seriously!) from tour company Goin Off Safari's. Sample the produce and tour a local fish factory before enjoying a picnic lunch on the white sandy beaches of the Port Lincoln National Park.
Try your luck at pulling in an Australian Salmon or Silver Whiting right off the beach, take a brief but rewarding walk up Stamford Hill (for the best views ever!) or just sit back with your toes in the water and a cool drink in hand.
Check into your luxury accommodation (at The Port Lincoln Hotel of course!) and take a moment to freshen up and take in the breathtaking panoramic ocean views from your private balcony before enjoying a seafood dinner downstairs in Sarin's Restaurant.
Tick that item off your bucket list and go shark cage diving with the oceans most feared predator - The Great White Shark - the only place in Australia and one of the very few places in the world that this can be done.
The early bird catches the worm...on when in Port Lincoln...the most amazing sunrises over the water that you ever did see! Reap the rewards, hire a paddleboard and join the others paddling through the shallows of Boston Bay as the sun rises and sets a magical golden glow over the water.
After refuelling on a delicious breakfast back the The Port Lincoln Hotel, enjoy a morning stroll along the Parnkalla Trail and Foreshore, fossicking through the shops and cafes as you go (and don't forget the obligatory snap at the famous Makybe Diva Bronze Statue). Grab a coffee from a seaside cafe (our picks are Rogue & Rascal and Del Giorno's!) and watch the yachts breeze by.
Friday, June 16, 2017 11:01am
Here on the Eyre Peninsula we have some amazing locations and its not hard to find them with a simple #portlincoln search on Instagram. We recently helped our friends at Glam Adelaide scour the Instagram world for the Top 5 Most Instagrammable Places on the Eyre Peninsula.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 11:16am
It's whale watching season! Because of our temperate breeding waters, every winter, South Australia enjoys the return of the Southern Right Whales. Occassionally a Humpback Whale can be spotted as they make the journey further north to the Great Barrier Reef where they prefer to mate and calve. Between mid-May and early October each year Southern Right Whales can be found in large numbers along the Far West Coast and Head of the Great Australian Bight on the Eyre Peninsula. Keep up to date with recent whale sightings via the SA Whale Centre website here.
Why do whales lift their tails?
When whales suspend their tails above the water its more than just for a good photo! There are several reasons they do this… to just rest, study the area around and below it or catch the wind and actually sail along. Also, if a female, to avoid the demands of a hungry calf, or the advances of males during courtship!
Why all the blowing?
Whales exhale air from the blowholes on top of their heads at great pressure, causing moisture in their breath to condense and create a cloud or “blow”. Southern Rights have a distinctive V-shaped bushy blow and usually blow every minute or so after being submerged.
Friday, May 12, 2017 1:31pm
Sleeping in when on holidays is a guilty pleasure but as they say, the early bird catches the worm...and in the case of guests staying in an Ocean View Room at The Port Lincoln Hotel...the best photo opportunities! Bias or not, we're positive we must have one of the best views in Port Lincoln and the from the huge amount of sunrise snaps our guests take and share on social media we assume you agree!
So we thought we'd do a round up of our Top 10 Favourite Sunrise shots taken from our Ocean View Rooms by you! See our round up below!
Sunrise Snap #1: Taken by guest @annmarie_com
Sunrise Snap #2: Taken by guest @stuart_templeton in October 2015
Sunrise Snap #3: Taken by guest AaronH_SA in March 2014
Sunrise Snap #4: Taken by guest Liz H in March 2015
Sunrise Snap #5: Taken by guest Ro_Cooke in October 2016
Sunrise Snap #6: Taken by guest Robert Woodland in 2013
Sunrise Snap #7: Taken by guest Mardes61
Sunrise Snap #8: Taken by guest @anika_1001
Sunrise Snap #9: Taken by guest @lambsears in April 2016
Sunrise Snap #10: Taken by anonymous guest
Which one is your favourite!?
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 12:55pm
It was just after Christmas when I realised the rose revival had well and truly arrived. Strolling through my local wine barn, I turned into the pink wine aisle and was met by a scene of pillage and plunder. The normally neatly stacked shelves were half empty; cardboard wine boxes had been broken into, their contents raided. It was if a mob of thirsty shoppers in a rose rage had descended on the store, buying bottles faster than staff could restock.
“I haven’t seen this much excitement over a wine style since Marlborough sauvignon blanc first started to take off in the market,” says Peter Nixon of Dan Murphy’s wine panel. “We have seen sales growth of between 200 and 300 per cent in the over-$10 rose category over the last twelve months. It is that dramatic.”
It’s the same for independent outlets: everywhere I go retailers and sommeliers tell me they’ve never sold as much rose as they have this summer.
Interestingly, while well-established, fuller-flavoured Australian pink wines such as Turkey Flat and Charlie Melton’s Rose of Virginia are benefiting from this trend, the kind of rose proving to be most popular is the pale, dry style, typified by the wines of Provence, and often made in Australia most successfully from pinot noir.
What’s more, people are spending good money for good pink wine: one of the biggest-selling local examples is the $20 De Bortoli La Boheme Pinot Noir Rose; one of the most sought-after French brands is the $28 Miraval Cotes de Provence (the wine owned by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt); and Peter Nixon tells me Dan’s even struggle to keep up with demand for the $50 Domaine du Gros’Nore from Bandol in Provence: “People want the best rose and are prepared to pay for it,” he says. This is clearly not a price-driven, cheap-plonk trend.
“It’s awesome that people are finally getting on to it,” says De Bortoli chief winemaker, Steve Webber, who first started producing pale, dry pinot rose a decade ago. “We made 50 per cent more La Boheme last year than the previous, and I’ve made a shed load more again this year to keep up.”
Nixon says one of the reasons for the local surge in rose sales is the huge popularity of the style in countries such as France and Britain.
“What happens in Europe can have an effect on our market,” he says. “As more and more Australians go on holidays and enjoy new wine styles there, that can then start to be replicated here and it eventually reaches critical mass.”
Nixon says the popularity of rose is also part of a broader trend of people diversifying their drinking options: where once they might have stuck solely to Marlborough sauvignon, now they’re also regularly buying prosecco (“We’re struggling to keep the shelves stocked with this, too,” he says), pink wines and lighter bodied reds.
“I’d be a bit concerned if I was a Marlborough sav blanc maker,” he says. “Or, rather, I’d be looking at how I can make some rose — and fast.”
With the biggest variety of wines in Port Lincoln, Lincoln Cellars has dozens of rose varieties in store to choose from. See in store for options.
Wednesday, March 01, 2017 10:05am
Sharkys has been given a bit of love with a brand new logo and selection of week night events sure to please!
Venture to Sharkys, located within the Port Lincoln Hotel on any night of the week and they'll be something worth sticking around for. Brand new to this line up is Weekend Supper's, offering all new cocktails, amazing desserts and introducing loaded milkshakes! Our weekends have never tasted this good!
On the Menu:
Enjoy mouth-watering desserts and treats layered upon each other and served in mason jars, fresh cocktails and shakes loaded to the max with ingredients like nutella & oreo and peanut butter popcorn to name a few.
Dont fret...we've kept our $10 Schnitzel Night on Mondays aswell as our $15 Steak Night on Tuesdays. Quiz Night on Wednesdays continues but with some great themed events planned (ie. a FRIENDS TV Show Theme is coming up!). We've brought the old classics back that we all love with RNB Fridays, the perfect setting for reminiscing over cocktails with friends and having a boogie too if you so choose! Brand new to our weekly line up is our Weekend Suppers, offering after dark desserts both Fridays and Saturdays after 8pm until late.
See you there!
Monday, December 12, 2016 1:02pm
Santa Claus and his adorable magical elf Albastor Snowball visited The Port Lincoln Hotel and over 200+ Port Lincoln children yesterday! Santa made himself at home, transforming our Lincoln Ballroom into his Lounge Room at The North Pole.
Over 4 big shows, Santa Claus and Alabastor entertained children and parents with magical tricks, music and lots of laughs!
Children had fun learning some of Santa's favourite magic tricks with the opportunity to purchase their own Magic Starter Kit after the show. We all had so much fun that we made sure to invite Alabastor Snowbell back again in the new year with his friend Bumbles the Clown and Magic Mike for more School Holiday activity fun! To keep up to date with Whats On at The Hotel be sure to check into our Whats On page on our website here.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 2:29pm
Win an Ultimate Trip to Port Lincoln for you and one friend!
Following on from our Restaurant Manager Brad Gunn's UGLY Bartender of the Year win in 2016, Duty Manager Luke Davidson is our newest volunteer, agreeing to donate his time and raise money for Leukaemia. He has put together the "Ultimate Port Lincoln Experience" and needs your help!
UGLY Bartender of the Year is the Leukaemia Foundation's hospitality industry fundraising competition. Since the campaign's launch in 2009 UGLY Bartenders around Australia have raised over $8 million to help people with blood cancer. Help Luke raise the funds he needs! (if he reaches $20,000 he'll shave that iconic beard of his!)
Left: 2016 Winner Brad Gunn Right: Luke Davidson
Included in your prize:
- Return Flights from Adelaide to Port Lincoln thanks to Eyre Travel
- Two nights accommodation at the Port Lincoln Hotel
- A full day's trip with Goin Off Safaris
- A full day's Shark Dive Experience with Calypso Star Charters
- Plus $100 voucher dinner voucher in Sarin's Restaurant
Prize VALUED at $2,500
All proceeds go to the Leukaemia Foundation via Port Lincoln Hotel U.G.L.Y Bartender Campaign
Prizes donated by Goin Off Safari's, Calypso Star Charters and The Port Lincoln Hotel
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 11:38am
Don't want the celebrations to end after your wedding day?
They don't have to with our brand new "Wedding Sundaze Session" package - available to all brides and grooms.
- Complimentary live entertainment on the Sunday after your wedding
- Complimentary food platters for you and your guests
Contact our Wedding Coordinator Karena on (08) 8621 2000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to organise your post wedding celebrations today!
Tuesday, August 09, 2016 1:47pm
There's so much to see and do on the Eyre Peninsula!
We're so happy with the South Australian Tourism Commissions new Tv advert - highlighting to the world what is on offer in the Eyre Peninsula.
Check it out here.
Get your heart racing, venture into the wild and find out why Eyre Peninsula is known as Australia’s Seafood Capital.
Calypso Star Charters will get you face-to-face with the ocean’s most feared predators (in the safety of a shark cage, of course.)
Looking for something a little tamer? Splash and swim with sea lions on an Adventure Bay Charters tour or discover some of the region’s best-kept secrets with Goin’ Off Safaris.
The region boasts plentiful and varied catches, and as a result, mouth-watering seafood is certainly on the menu. Indulge in a seafood platter at Sarins Restaurant, or enjoy a gourmet platter under the stars with Gawler Ranges Wilderness Safaris.
There’s so much, so close to home in South Australia and it’s all yours to enjoy
Thursday, July 21, 2016 4:43pm
We've had so much fun these school holidays! Thankyou to everyone who has come along and joined in the multitude of festivities.
Monday & Tuesday we had Bumbles the Clown from Abracadabra Entertainment visit us all the way from Adelaide to host our two very special workshops. "Balloon Twisting" was on Monday where and the children learnt to make everything from swords and flowers to animals and more! Tuesday we filled a room of budding magicians with our "Magic Workshop" where Bumbles taught them all the tricks of the trade and some special illusions to take home and test on their parents!
Monday night Bumbles was back with a 1 hour Magic Show for kids (& grownups!) in our Lincoln Ballroom overlooking the bay. Bumbles wowed the audience performing magic and illusions before their eyes and post show, treating each and every child to their very own balloon animal!
Thursday was the largest of our activities where we transformed our Lincoln Ballroom into a disco - complete with party lights and music! This 2 hour dance party was hosted by local dance teacher Julie Hennell who kept the kids entertained (and their bodies moving!) with games like Musical Statues and The Limbo. Not forgetting the parents, we set up a chill out zone where parents could watch on and enjoy a cup of coffee and a cake by our Relay for Life Team - who were there selling homemade sweets & treats and face painting to raise money for cancer.
We had so much fun we've invited Abracadabra Entertainment back again in December for a special Santa's Magic Show. Click here for more information.