Tunarama Festival - Port Lincoln

Beginning in 1952, the Port Lincoln Tunarama Festival has a long history of connecting the community over the Australia Day weekend, with food and wine, entertainment and the coveted Tuna Toss competition. The festival initially began as a way to support and educate people about Port Lincoln’s bustling tuna industry. Now, Tunarama is the longest running free festival in South Australia, providing entertainment for the community and visitors along the foreshore of Boston Bay.

One event not to miss is the annual World Championship Tuna Toss competition. An icon for the locals, competitors attempt to fling a fish weighing between eight and ten kilograms as far as they can. With sideshows and stalls, rides and competitions, there is something for everyone of any age.

Port Lincoln also has a variety of activities to try outside out the festival. For the more adventurous, there is an array of tours where you can swim with the local wildlife, including the Australian Sea Lions or the Southern Bluefin Tuna. There are also national parks, wine tasting, museums and the natural beauty of Port Lincoln.

A great way to experience the Tunarama Festival and explore more of South Australia is through hiring a campervan. DriveNow has partnered with Australia’s leading and most trusted campervan rental companies, which means you will have best range of campervans to choose from.

Turning the drive into a holiday means you will get to discover more of South Australia, and still sleep in the same bed each night. DriveNow also enables you to compare prices and vehicles all in one place, making it the easiest site to book your campervan.

Campers are super comfortable and easy to drive, with many offering fully equipped kitchens, large dining and living areas, double beds, shower and toilet equipped bathrooms, and even flat screen TVs and DVDs to keep everyone entertained. The closest pick-up location is in Adelaide.


Tunarama Festival


Thursday 25th January to Sunday 28th January 2018


Port Lincoln, South Australia.

Getting There

From Adelaide, take the National Highway A1 to Lincoln Highway/B100 in Port Augusta West.Follow Lincoln Highway/ B100 to Tasman Terrace in Port Lincoln.

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Campervan Ideas

Explore Port Lincoln And South Australia's south west coast with the convenience of a campervan


  • The closest pick-up and drop-off location is in Adelaide.
  • Book early and have the widest range of campervans and the best prices to choose from.
  • Book a Powered Camper site with one of the Holiday Parks below – book quickly to avoid missing out!
Port Lincoln Tourist Park 11 Hindmarsh Street Port Lincoln (08) 8621 4444 Port Lincoln Caravan Park Lincoln Highway North Shields (08) 8684 3512
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