Port Pirie is a coastal town on the Spencer Gulf in South Australia, developed around its port and industry.
Port Pirie is just off the A1 around 250km north of Adelaide, and an hour or so south of Port Augusta. The A1 leaves the coast at Port Wakefield and, with the exception of the salt lakes at Locheil, takes a direct route lacking in attractions. The Copper Coast Highway is an alternate route, hitting a few towns along the coast.
The Ghan and the Indian Pacific both stop just outside of Port Pirie. Services for each run once or twice a week in each direction.
Premier Stateliner runs coach services daily.
- Nyrstar Port Pirie Smelter. Is the largest lead smelter in the world. The large chimney is visible from many miles around. The best view of the facility is probably from the other side of the Port Pirie River, just cross the river at the bridge to nowhere off the main street.
- Flinders View Park.
- Solomontown Beach. A nice pier, man-made beach and swimming spot. Take care with strong tides if you go too far out into the river. Showers and change rooms.
- Restaurant at Port Germenin Hotel, 11 High St, ☎ .
- Fork and Cork, 106 Gertrude St, ☎ , e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open for lunches Mon-Friday 10.30am-2.30pm. Modern, Fresh New Restaurant.
- Cj1 Indian Curry, 160 Ellen St, ☎ . Cuisines Indian.
- Cafe Delizioso, 31 Alexander St, ☎ .
- Pizzario, 60 Main Rd, ☎ . Pizza Italian.
|Routes through Port Pirie|
|Port Augusta ←||N S||→ Adelaide|
|Port Augusta ←||W E||→ Adelaide|
|Port Augusta ← Port Germein ←||N S||→ Port Wakefield → Adelaide|