There's plenty to see and do in Port Pirie

Rich in beauty: Port Pirie is nestled at the base of the Southern Flinders Ranges so it offers a different view of the coast and the picturesque mountain range. Photo: Helen Vonow
Rich in beauty: Port Pirie is nestled at the base of the Southern Flinders Ranges so it offers a different view of the coast and the picturesque mountain range. Photo: Helen Vonow

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Only a short drive for us, Port Pirie is a tourist spot that draws in crowds from far and wide.

Port Pirie is nestled at the base of the Southern Flinders Ranges so it offers a different view of the coast and the picturesque mountain range.

The award-winning Port Pirie Regional Tourism and Arts Centre is a must for all visitors.

A variety of tourist attractions are available in Port Pirie creating the ultimate day-trip or weekend getaway.

Pretty picnic areas, children's playgrounds and fun public art can be found at Solomontown Beach and dotted around the town - like Memorial Park.

Solomontown Beach Plaza is located by the popular skate park and boat ramp and features a range of local eateries - perfect for something a little bit different.

You can even hire a canoe to explore the mangroves of the Pirie River.

Spoil yourself at the shops or check out the theatre for something new.

There's something for everyone at Port Pirie and the short trip makes it the perfect weekend destination.

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Things to see and do:

National trust museum

Port Pirie National Trust Museum is a Victorian pavilion style building preserved by National Trust and features amazing displays of rail, shipping, smelting and local history.

Molfetessi Fishing Boat Museum

Learn about the Port Pirie Italian community’s rich history in the city at the Molfetessi Fishing Boat Museum.

Regional Art Gallery

See the latest exhibition at the Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery.

RSL Military Museum

Port Pirie RSL Military Museum has dynamic displays of military history, focusing on the contributions of local and regional service personnel.

Port Pirie Aerodrome

Port Pirie Aerodrome was once a wartime base. The Aerodrome still operates and its small museum pays tribute to the service personnel who trained in Port Pirie.

Northern Festival Centre

The Northern Festival Centre is a multifunctional facility with a great history in Port Pirie.

Home to a theatre named after the famous Port Pirie born actor Keith Michell, this venue also screens films, presents live performances from local and touring acts, hosts events and conferences and much more.

Pirie Rail Express

Take the kids for a fun day out on the Pirie Rail Express.

Head to the beach

Enjoy Solomontown Beach, a hub for community events as well as a relaxing place to enjoy a swim or a picnic with the family.

Head 20 minutes north to Port Germein and take a stroll along the jetty.

If you like to fish, take the rod and tackle along, and some crab nets, and see what you can catch.