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Port Pirie - Cities, Towns and Localities

South Australia’s first proclaimed provincial city, Port Pirie diverse history and proud multicultural heritage has earned it a reputation as a friendly city.

Port Pirie is South Australia’s oldest industrial town and home to the world’s largest lead smelting works.

Port Pirie also positioned as the gateway to the ‘Great Southern Flinders Ranges’ and only a couple of hours drive from Adelaide.

Any visit to Port Pirie should start at the Port Pirie Regional Tourism and Arts Centre, not only for the great tourism information available, but also the number of outstanding attractions, including the Pirie Rail Express, a one point two kilometre miniature railway that takes visitors on a replica journey from Port Pirie to Broken Hill; and a beautifully landscaped indoor model rail layout featuring 1,000 feet of track. Both the miniature and model railways are operated on the first and third Sunday of the month by enthusiastic volunteers, who are always keen to impart their exceptional railway knowledge.

Source: South Australian Tourism Commission

Check out our listing of Port Pirie accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

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Port Pirie Regional Tourism and Arts Centre
3 Mary Elie Street
Ph: 08 8633 8700
Freecall: 1800 000 424
Fax: 08 8633 8799
Mon - Fri 9 am - 5 pm
Sat 9 am - 4 pm
Sun & Public Holidays 10 am - 4 pm
Closed Easter Friday and Christmas Day
Hours may vary, contact visitor centre
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Port Pirie Attractions

Port Pirie Regional Tourism and Arts Centre
• 3 Mary Elie St, PORT PIRIE SA 5540
The multi award winning and nationally accredited Visitor Information Centre is the outcome of a Port Pirie Regional Council initiative that involved the redevelopment of the former Port Pirie Railway Station.

The centre combines a number of outstanding attractions:
  • The Longest Great White Shark Landed in SA - exhibition
  • Interpretive Art Works
  • Famous Silver Tree Fern
  • Public Internet Access
  • Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery
  • Totally Loco Souvenir and Gift Shop
  • Pirie Rail Express Miniature Railway
  • Pirie Model Railway
  • Women’s Keepsake Garden
  • 1.6 km landscape Heritage Walk

Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery
• 3 Mary Elie St, PORT PIRIE SA 5540 • Ph: 08 8633 0681 • Fax: 08 8633 0672 • Email
Located in the Port Pirie Regional Tourism and Arts Centre, adjacent to the silos and wharf area, the gallery conducts a diverse program of exhibitions annually. With an emphasis on regional South Australian artists, it also hosts national touring exhibitions from major Australian cultural institutions and develops exhibitions of topical and community interest. Check the website for calendar of events.

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Port Pirie Distance

Distance to Port Pirie
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Port Pirie:
Adelaide 226
Alice Springs 1,316
Burra 123
Ceduna 558
Coober Pedy 630
• Crystal Brook 32
Erldunda 1,129
• Gladstone, SA 41
• Jamestown 69
Kulgera 1,042
Marla 862
Peterborough 111
Port Augusta 92
Port Germein 26
• Port Lincoln 432
Whyalla 168
Woomera 271
Yunta 196
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.
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