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Oh boy did we Mingle & Jingle!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 12:52pm

On Friday 15th and Saturday 16th of December, The Port Lincoln Hotel transformed the Lincoln Ballroom into a beach side Christmas Wonderland to welcome over 340 guests to the inagural 'Mingle & Jingle' - Port Lincoln's Biggest Christmas Party!

And boy did with Mingle & Jingle!

After selling out both shows by the middle of the year, the team at The Port Lincoln Hotel got to work bringing in our favourite people to help ensure the night was a huge success!

Lined with rows of tables, our Ballroom glistened with fairy lights and wall wash lights while the ocean views over Boston Bay glistened right back at us! We welcomed small businesses and friendship groups from all over the Eyre Peninsula ready to celebrate the festive season over culinary delights and free flowing bubbles, amazing atmosphere...oh and incredible party tunes by Adelaide Fizzy Pop!

A huge thankyou to all of our Mingle & Jinglers - we had so much fun (our poor dancing feet are still recovering!!) and are already planning next years event!! 

See the full gallery here


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The Port Lincoln Hotel 10th Anniversary Celebration!

Monday, December 04, 2017 3:53pm

On Saturday December 2nd we celebrated 10 Years since opening our doors in December 2007. 

The day was set to be a big one with activities planned from 10am right through until 12am! 



Kicking things off at 10am for our littlest supporters, we had Sunshiny Faces with Facepainting, Cartoons Balloons entertaining the children with Ballon Animals, DJ Ed was spinning some kid friendly tunes complete with lights and the rest! 




We even had Bouncing on Eyre bring in a Jumping Castle INSIDE!!! That was a huge hit with both the kids and parents!!




Once the kids were puffed out we ramped things up for the adults with 10 Hours of Live Music, 10 Hours of Happy Prices and 10 Hours of $10 Food from 2pm - 12am!



Our Giant Seafood Paella Pan was out, as was our friends at Boston Bay Smallgoods with their delicious Pulled Pork Sliders! 



Last but not least our friends at Magic 89.9 came along to broadcast live from outside the Hotel and fun fact - it was their 18th Birthday too! Joint Birthdays!! 

A huge thankyou to all who joined us on the day - can we do it again!??


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Meet The Team

Friday, November 24, 2017 10:56am

Can you believe it has been 10 Years since we opened?! On December 2nd 2017 we'll be celebrating our 10th Birthday with a full day of family fun! Kicking off at 10am we'll have facepainting, jumping castles, childrens DJ and more! Then at 2pm we'll have 10 hours of live music, 10 hours of happy hour prices, $10 food specials and more!! See all the party details here 

Since our opening we have proudly employed over 140 people every year and have met some amazing people throughout it all. People are often surprised how many employees work here but if you were to see the behind the scenes you'd see why we need them all! So lets take you through our departments. 

Meet our Managers

You will have no doubt seen these three running around! Meet Brooke (left) the Port Lincoln Hotel's General Manager who together with Brad (right) Assistant Manager runs all things back of house to ensure our Hotel not only keeps running but grows and develops too. Tegan (middle) is one of two of our Duty Managers who keep the ship sailing smoothly. 

Meet our Housekeeping Team

This is not even half of the amazing women who work behind the scenes ensuring all of our 111 rooms and public areas are clean and tidy for the next guests. These ladies are a hilarious bunch and if you ever spot them in the corridors don't be afraid to say hi. Meet (left to right), Jess Housekeeping Manager, Danielle, Brooke, Hannah, Deb, Kylie and Kayla!

Meet our Maintenance Team

Meet (left to right) Rob, Russell and Marty. These three guys make up irreplaceable Maintenance Team, the Mr Fix-Its, the Mr Build-its, the Mr Install-It's and more! Jack of all trades these three ensure the Hotel is running at it's optimum level at all times, often working around the clock to make sure! A day in the life of a Maintenance Team Member is never dull at The Port Lincoln Hotel varying from fixing hot water pipes and air conditioners one day, to building portable wooden bars and hanging festoon lights for Functions! At the moment these three are excited but tired having just installed over 120 brand new TVs throughout the entire Hotel! Go Team!!! 

Meet our Kitchen Team

What a bunch!! These are just some of the amazing people we have tucked away in our Kitchen cooking from 6am - 10pm every day! From left to right we have Sharna, Jemma, Sam, Ryan, Tina, Abby, Blair and Jonno!! This group are multi-taskers cooking everything from breakfast, morning teas, corporate catering, weddings, high teas, dessert jars and usually all in the one day!!! 


Meet our Reception & Reservations Team

From left to right meet Gabby, Anne, Michelle, Makenna, Katherine, Kelsey and Darryl - aka. the A Team! If you've been to the Hotel before there's no doubt you've seen these smiling faces as they are the first people you see when entering the Hotel. Handling all of our Check Ins, Check Outs, Bookings and more - they work very closely with our Housekeeping Team to make sure rooms are ready and the requirements are correct all ready for your stay! 

Meet our Functions, Weddings & Marketing Trio!

These three ladies are your go to for all things Marketing & Events. On the left we have Karena our In House Wedding Coordinator, middle is Jo our Functions Manager and right is Lauren our Marketing Manager. Together these three spread themselves across everything on the First Floor from birthdays to conferences to weddings and more aswell external promotions and events such as The Port Lincoln Cup Marquee, Sarin's Pop Up Bars, Packages & Promotions across the whole Hotel, social media, emails, website and more. 

Meet our Sarins Team


You'll surely recognise this group of beautiful people! Our Sarins Staff from left to right Jess, Yemaya, Andre, Josh, Lorena, Courtney, Shak, Hannah, Julie our Restaurant Manager, Courtney, and Fiona! The always smiling Sarins staff are baristas, confidents, cocktail extraordinaires and full of great meal suggestions! 

Meet our Sharkys Team

Sharkys staff members Aaron (left), Nathan (right) and Deni (middle) ready and waiting to serve you your next beer in Sharkys! an exicitng time to be a part of Sharkys with new ideas and promotions happening all the time (speaking of which have you seen our new Kickin' Chickin' Wings Night!? See here

Meet our Lincoln Cellars Team

What a bunch these guys are! Ready and waiting in Lincoln Cellars (and known to have a kick of the footy in the meantime) these guys pride themselves on having the largest range of beverages in Port Lincoln and can even vouch for most of them too (they need to be tested first right!?). From left to right, meet Chris, Branden, Brandon, Dan and Holly! 

Meet our Accounts Team

Jo (left), Toni (middle) and Meagan (right) are the behind the scenes numbers wizards for The Port Lincoln Hotel. Known for two things, 1; their amazing hard work and diligience working the numbers for such a large establishment and 2; their Accounting nook which transforms into the Magic Cave each and every Christmas!!! Yes as I write this, the Accounting nook in the office is all lit up with fairy lights, baubles and singing reindeer!! 

Meet our Gaming Team

Nikki (left), Zoe (middle) and Bec (right) are our Goldrush Gaming Lounge staff. These three fabulous ladies are always smiling and always happy to lend a helping hand!


We'll be celebrating our 10th Birthday on Saturday December 2nd with a bang! Come and join us for a full day of family fun with facepainting, jumping castles, live music, happy hour prices and food specials! See more here


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The Port Lincoln Hotel is 10 Years Old!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 11:57am

From dining on balconies overlooking panoramic ocean views to devouring King Coffin Bay Oysters – The Port Lincoln Hotel has seen and achieved a lot in its 10 years on the Eyre Peninsula.

Opened in December 2007 by prominent Tuna Fisherman Sam Sarin, Hurley Group Directors Jenny & Peter Hurley and Adelaide Crows AFL Football stars Mark Ricciuto and Simon Goodwin, the $55 million project was dubbed the most significant regional tourism development in South Australia’s history.

Mark Riccuito & Simon Goodwin at the Hotel Opening 2007


Built on the historic site of the old King Hotel and overlooking the ocean views of Boston Bay, The Port Lincoln Hotel boasts seven storeys, 111 rooms, a Pool, Function Centre, Bottleshop, two bars and one restaurant.




Since it’s opening, The Port Lincoln Hotel has welcomed over 300,000 guests both nationally and abroad and gone on to win a plethora of accolades at both a state & national level, among them Best Overall Hotel in 2008, Best Mid-Range Accommodation, Best Bar Service & Presentation – Country and Best Redeveloped Licensed Premises and many more. 



The Hotel has since welcomed a range of visitors from all walks of life and from all over the world! Our rooms have been graced by some amazing identities such as golf superstar Greg Norman, comedian Kitty Flannigan, The Footy Show’s Sam Newman, Billy Brownless and James Brayshaw, country singer Lee Kernaghan, aswell as Julia Stone, Ross Noble, Leo Sayer and an array of V8 Supercar drivers, AFL and NRL Footballers.



The Port Lincoln Hotel proudly employs over 140 people, supports over 130 local businesses, sporting clubs, organisations and fundraising events every year.

The Port Lincoln Hotel will celebrate its 10th Anniversary with a huge party on Saturday December 2nd 2017. We are hosting a full day of fun family activities including jumping castles, face painting, children’s entertainers aswell as live music all day tours of our rooms, drink specials and giveaways. See more about the party here

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October School Holidays

Friday, September 29, 2017 10:36am

Spring is here and so are our October School Holiday Activities! Bring your little ones along to The Port Lincoln Hotel for fun, games and entertainment!

Super Hero Party

To celebrate the release of Dreamworks "Captain Underpants" movie - we're throwing our own Superhero Party in Sharkys Bar! From 10am - 12pm on Thursday 5th October, Sharkys Bar will be transformed into a kids play zone where they can party like a Superhero with complimentary face painting, arts and crafts, dancing and more! This is a free event so all our welcome! Make a day of it and catch Youthorias 12.30pm screening of the movie 'Captain Underpants' with free popcorn for all! 

See more about The Superhero Party here



Flower Crown Workshop

Then later, on Wednesday 11th October let your little ones creative juices flow at our Flower Crown Workshop. Learn from the best as they get to play with fresh flowers and create a masterpiece they can wear and take home! This interactive workshop is suitable for children aged 5 and over. Bookings are essential as numbers are limited. $20 per child.

See more about The Flower Crown Workshop here





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Win the Ultimate Trip to Port Lincoln!

Thursday, September 28, 2017 12:57pm

This is not a drill! After the success of a similar prize last year, we've got together with our friends at Calypso Star Charters, Goin Off Safaris and Eyre Travel to offer you and a friend the Ultimate Trip to Port Lincoln! The best's all for a great cause!

We love getting behind the Leukaemia Foundation's Annual Fundraising Campaign The 'UGLY Bartender'. In 2015, we were proud to support our Restaurant Manager Brad Gunn raise over $15,000 and with that, take out the title of the UGLY Bartender of the Year Award! In 2016, Duty Manager Luke Davidson donned the blue and managed to raise yet again another $12,000 for the cause. This year we have Sharkys Bar Attendant Shane Merchant taking to the stage and he has put together yet again, another amazing 'Ultimate Port Lincoln Experience!"

Up for grabs is: 

  • Return Flights for two from Adelaide to Port Lincoln thanks to Eyre Travel
  • Two nights accommodation at The Port Lincoln Hotel 
  • A full day trip with Goin' Off Safaris 
  • A full day's Shark Dive Experience with Calypso Star Charters
  • Plus a $100 dinner voucher in Sarin's Restaurant

This prize is valued at over $2,500!

All proceeds go to the Leukaemia Foundation via The Port Lincoln UGLY Bartender Campaign. Since this campaigns launch in 2009, UGLY Bartenders from around Australia have raised over $8 million to help people with blood cancer. Help Shane raise the funds he needs to support this amazing cause! 

Prizes donated by Goin Off Safaris, Calypso Star Charters, The Port Lincoln Hotel and Eyre Travel.


You've got to be in it to win it!

And good luck!

Prize drawn November 10th 8.00pm at The Port Lincoln Hotel.

Terms and Conditions: Raffle drawn, November 10th , 2017 at 8:00pm, at Port Lincoln Hotel, Lincoln Highway, Port Lincoln. Draw will be done by a representative of the Port Lincoln Hotel on behalf of the Leukaemia Foundation, in which all proceeds are for. Winner will be notified by phone and their name will be published in the Port Lincoln Times. Conditions for prize: Prize must be used within 12 months (expiry Nov 10th 2018) Due to logistics of the businesses involved only certain days of the week are available to complete both the Shark Dive and the Day Trip. Also dependant on the time of the week is whether the Day Trip is Port Lincoln or Coffin Bay based. If the winner resided on the Eyre Peninsula, return tickets from Port Lincoln to Adelaide will be arranged. Maximum—2,000 tickets






'Oysters, Wine & Golf' - How to Spend 3 Days in Port Lincoln -

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.



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Our World of Whisky Dinner - A Journey of the Senses

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. 

Hill of Grace 2012 Vintage - The Two-Year Wait is Over

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 if you would like to pre-order one of these exclusive bottles. They won't last long!
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Eagerly awaiting in anticipation for Chef Revels Menu Launch? Us too!

Wednesday, August 02, 2017 4:47pm

Our brand new Executive Chef David Revel, has some amazing and big changes in store for our menus and we are all itching to share them with you! Great things however do take time and at the moment, he and his team are learning new techniques, awaiting deliveries of new crockery (yes! new plates!! sooo exciting!!) new ingredients and preparing for the launch in mid August!
So 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" on our Whats On page to keep up to date.



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Welcome David Revel - Our New Executive Chef!

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.


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'Wild Luxury' - How to Spend 3 Days in Port Lincoln -

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'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.

Top Things to Do in Port Lincoln - How to Spend 3 Days

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.

Top Things to Do in Port Lincoln - How to Spend 3 Days

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

Top Things to Do in Port Lincoln - How to Spend 3 Days Port Lincoln Hotel


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. 

Top Things to Do in Port Lincoln - How to Spend 3 Days Shark Cage Diving


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. 

Top Things to Do in Port Lincoln - How to Spend 3 Days

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.

Top Things to Do in Port Lincoln - How to Spend 3 Days

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The Eyre Peninsula's Top 5 Most Instagrammable Places

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.





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Whale Watching Season is here!

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.


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Our Top 10 Sunrise Pics

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!?

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The Rise of the Rose

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.


Original story by The Australian, March 2016

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Sharkys new look!

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.

See the menu here


Whats On:

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! 

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Santa Claus was in Town!

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.

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Win the Ultimate Trip to Port Lincoln!

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



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Wedding Sundaze Session

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.


Package includes:

  • 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 to organise your post wedding celebrations today!


Visit the Eyre Peninsula

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

July School Holidays

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. 

Lastly, be sure to keep an eye on our Whats On page or Instagram & Facebook to keep up to date with our plans for future school holidays!

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