• Sleepy seaside village situated on the beautiful Discovery Bay
  • 461 kilometres from Adelaide, population 623
  • Fantastic fishing


  • A dawn or dusk bush-walk in the Cape Northumberland Heritage Coastal Park, keeping an eye out for the penguins as they make their way between surf and shore
  • Beach-combing for treasure along the stretches to the east and west of town, keeping an eye out for the remarkable rock formations scattered along the coast


Traditional owners the Bungandidj Aborigines settled in the area surrounding Port MacDonnell thousands of years ago leading a peaceful life thanks to the natural bounty provided by the sea. This peaceful and picturesque fishing village is renowned to this day for its catch and has good reason to be named Australia's Southern Rock Lobster capital. Close to the town are the internationally recognised Picanninie Ponds Conservation Park and to the north west the Lower Glenelg National Park.


  • Lose yourself in the serenity of surf-cast fishing along the endless beaches
  • Search for the hundreds of local bird species that populate the forests, scrub and beaches
  • Four wheel driving in beach accessible Canunda National Park


  • Early morning waves at one of the many surf spots around town
  • Sunset picnicking at beautiful Cape Northumberland Heritage and Nature Park
  • A visit to Dingley Dell, home and museum of Australia's national poet Adam Lindsay Gordon



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