- The Esplanade Port Germein SA 5495
The tradition of a quaint seaside holidays is alive and well at Port Germein. Breathe in the fresh sea air in a beautiful town that takes in both the Spencer Gulf and the Flinders Ranges.
The wooden jetty is an attraction not to be missed.While there is debate about whether the jetty is still the longest in the Southern Hemisphere, it stands proud today, more than 130 years after its completion. Port Germein is one of the regions fishing and crabbing hotspots, renowned for blue swimmer crabs which are plentiful in shallow tidal waters. But if you dont want to cast a line (or net) you can still take a stroll around along the 1.5 kilometre jetty or go for a dip in the Spencer Gulf and take in the spectacular views.
The recently upgraded Port Germein foreshore is a pleasure in itself. Look out to the mangrove tidal estuary and see the amazing bird species. Free BBQs, picnic tables and a fantastic playground allow the perfect sport to cook up your catch. The park also includes a Mosaic Trail, with local community groups creating beautiful mosaic tops on each of the picnic tables.
There are plenty of places to stay including the local caravan park opposite the foreshore and the homely bed and breakfast.Once a month, experience the proud tradition of the Port Germein Roast. Enjoy a roast dinner and mingle with the locals. The Foreshore Market is one not to miss, full of local produce and products held on the fourth Sunday of each month.
While on this side of the range, 10km east of Port Germein is the Telowie Gorge National Park boasting beautiful bushwalks and nature experiences. Also out of Port Germein is the Port Germein Gorge. It was severely damaged in the 2014 bushfires and flood but has reopened and is ready for business. The scenic drive hosts deep ravines, magnificent gum trees and spectacular views of the rocks and cliff faces.