Port Germein is where the Flinders Ranges truly meet the sea. Located 27 kilometres north of Port Pirie on National Highway One, Port Germein is a tranquil and safe holiday haven, especially for families with young children.
Port Germein is a popular resort town as evidenced by the many holiday shacks located here. The beach is safe for swimming. Crabbing is popular when the tide is right.
Port Germein’s tidal beach provides endless hours of activity for every member of the family. The shallow tides ensure fun and safe swimming for small children. Search for sand crabs among the tidal pools. At low tide the eastern side of the beach gives vehicle access to the deeper water. Land yachting is also a popular low tide past time. To allow you to continue your beachside experience, amenities include a children’s playgrounds, a number of coin operated electric barbecues and gazebo.
Originally settled as a deep sea trading port in the late 1800s, Port Germein is now a peaceful seaside town of 200 residents, serving the local farming community and catering for ecologically sound tourism. When Port Germein was a major seaport for wheat shipping it had the longest wooden jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. Those days are gone, but the structure of the 1881 jetty remains jutting out into the sea for local fishing.
Enjoy a scenic drive through Port Germein Gorge with its deep ravines and magnificent gum trees to Melrose and Mount Remarkable. There’s good walking with spectacular views of Spencer Gulf nearby at Telowie Gorge Conservation Park. On the western side of the Mount Remarkable National Park is the settlement of Mambray Creek and headquarters of the National Parks and Wildlife Service. The area is the starting point for several walking trails through the park.