Located just under 300km and only 2 and a half hours from Adelaide, Port Germein is an easy weekend or week long destination, or plan it in to your longer South Australian trip. Once here you’ll find a wealth of things to do and places to see in around an hours drive.
Most people self drive as the main roads are all sealed. You don’t need a 4WD but could do some off road driving if you wanted, some of the best attractions are located on short sections of unsealed diret roads.
Port Germein has a fairly unique name, so it’s a pretty safe bet that if you entered Port Germein into your GPS, this is where you would end up. 33.0212° S, 137.9992° E is a really safe bet too. It doesn’t matter where you start, there is only one location like this on the planet.
If you are visiting the region you’ll want to visit our iconic national parks including Mount Remarkable National Park and Wapma Thura Southern Flinders National Parks. Day passes are required at some locations and can be purchased online.
The Fire Danger season across the region generally runs from 1 Nov to 15 April which means no camp fires, and on total fire ban days no fires at all.
Caravanning is the perfect way to explore the Southern Flinders with a range of community, council, National Park and private caravan parks and campsites dotted around the region, including at Port Germein.
You’ll find motorhome dump points at Port Germein, Crystal Brook, Laura, Melrose, Port Augusta, Port Pirie, Wilmington and Wirrabara.
Sailing Boat? No problem, just go along the cost till you get to the longest jetty you’ve ever seen … that’s us!
Flights are available from most capital cities into Adelaide Airport, South Australia’s largest city including Qantas, Virgin and Jetstar. We’d recommend you hire a car from there.
Stateliner coaches have regular buses running between Adelaide and Port Augusta and Whyalla, and they stop off at Port Germein along the way (saying that, it’s recommended to bring your own vehicle to enable you to explore all the region has to offer).
Premier Stateliner services rural SA from Adelaide with scheduled services to and from Port Augusta, Whyalla, Port Pirie, Port Lincoln, the Eyre Peninsula and Ceduna on the West Coast.
Greyhound Australia travel between Adelaide and Alice Springs daily stopping at Port Augusta along the way.
Another way to add to your travels is by rail to Adelaide or Port Augusta where you could hire a car. The Ghan and the Indian Pacific both travel through Port Augusta and passengers are able to end or start their journey from here, however the Port Augusta railway station no longer has a booking office on site and is not manned until a train arrives at the station.
Are available from Adelaide Airport and we’d recommend hiring a car to ensure you experience all that the Southern Flinders has to offer. There are a number of well graded dirt roads that take you to surprising attractions along with limited 4WD tracks if that is your thing.
From Port Pirie 26km, Port Augusta 66km, Adelaide Airport 245km, Broken Hill 410km, Alice Springs 1292km.