LOCATION

Zentala House is nestled in the gentle hills surrounding the coastal holiday city of Port Lincoln, on the South Australian West Coast. 

Port Lincoln is recognised as the the 'seafood capital of Australia' and gateway to the ultimate world eco-adventure - shark cage diving. But there is plenty more on offer for guests.

There are magnificent beaches, national parks, vineyards, tourist attractions, fantastic local cafes and restaurants and specialty and boutique shopping just to name a few.

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Diving with Great White Sharks

There are day trips making diving with the world's top-order ocean predator accessible to tourists. Contact the Port Lincoln Visitor Information Centre for information on how to make this bucket list item a reality.

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Glen Forest Tourist Park

Surrounded by the vines of Lincoln Estate and ponds and dams, Glen Forest is home to kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, emus, wombats and dingoes as well as a children's petting zoo. There are other farm animals, a walk-in aviary and seed bags to feed the many animals. 

Swimming with Sea Lions

Swim with the delightful puppies of the ocean, a truly delightful ocean experience for all ages. Contact the Port Lincoln Visitor Information Centre for details of the companies that host sea lion adventure tours.

Lincoln National Park 

The Lincoln National Park features some of the most scenic coastline in South Australia. See why the locals purchase year access passes - enjoy the vast sand dune system, white sandy beaches, views of rugged cliffs and islands and nature's wildlife in their natural habitat.

The park is a haven for bush camping, trekking, bird watching, photography, fishing, swimming and four wheel driving. 

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Coffin Bay day trip

Head out to Coffin Bay to explore the National Park, watch the action at the jetty, drop in a line, or enjoy fish and chips from one of the local shops on the foreshore, watching the pelicans. There is a nine-hole golf course, the local haunt for the native emu and kangaroo. 

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Vineyards

The region boasts some wonderful wines from the Ford family's Boston Bay Wines, just a hop up the road from Zentala, to the rolling hills of the Turvey family's Lincoln Estate Wines. Boston Bay offers fine dining, tasting plates and cellar door seven days a week.

Lincoln Estate's vineyard surrounds Glen Forest Animal Park, 15 kilometres from Port Lincoln in the sloping rich farmland of Greenpatch.

Beaches

It is likely the only footprints you will see on many of the isolated beaches on the South Australian West Coast will be yours. The region's isolation from its capital population means the beaches are pristine.

From Zentala House the closest beaches are the Port Lincoln town beach to the south and North Shields five kilometres to the north.

Port Lincoln's city centre foreshore includes a jetty for family fishing adventures and a swimming pontoon.

The hamlet of North Shields boasts an idealic family beach and jetty of its own.

For a crisp white sandy beach and one of the region's longest jetties, head to Tumby Bay, 50 km north of Port Lincoln. The jetty is home to the shy leafy sea dragon which is a master at camouflage amongst the weeds growing from the jetty pylons.

South of Port Lincoln lie some spectacular surf beaches - Sleaford Bay has mountainous sandhills for family fun while Fisheries Bay is a popular family beach with crystal clear water and left and right point surf breaks. 

Surfers can also find waves in the Coffin Bay National Park and dotted along the West Coast from Greenly to Elliston, Streaky Bay and the famous Cactus, Caves and Castle surf breaks are some 500km away from Zentala, 21 kilometres south of past Penong on the edge of the Great Australian Bight.

 

More Tourist information

For more information about what to see and do around Port Lincoln and the Eyre Peninsula please contact Port Lincoln Visitor Centre.