Port Germein Jetty

Flinders Ranges

Around 27km north of Port Pirie, little Port Germein (population 370) is famous for it's enormous timber jetty. It was built in 1881 to enable large wheat-carrying ships to dock in these shallow waters, and jags an impressive 1532m out into the Spencer Gulf. It was orginally 1680m long, but storm damage over the years has truncated it. Fancy a stroll?

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Flinders Ranges attractions

1. Port Pirie Railway Station Museum

10.45 MILES

A gorgeous piece of Victorian-era architectural confection (1902), this National Trust museum was once Port Pirie's railway station, and it remains the…

2. Solomontown Beach

10.96 MILES

Feel like a dip? Put your memories of 'Shakka the Shark' at the Port Pirie Regional Tourism & Arts Centre to one side and jump off the jetty into the safe…

3. Jacka's Brewery

17.38 MILES

In Melrose, don't miss the amazing, decaying multistorey stone ruins of Jacka's Brewery (1878), which once employed 40 staff, in the backstreets. Bring…

4. Melrose Heritage Museum

17.62 MILES

Occupying an old courthouse (1862) and Melrose's former police HQ – from where the local cops once patrolled as far as the Northern Territory (!) – this…

5. Mt Remarkable National Park

18.57 MILES

Bush boffins rave about the steep, jagged Mt Remarkable National Park, which straddles the Southern Flinders and rises above little Melrose like a…

6. Whyalla Maritime Museum

24.56 MILES

Next to the visitor centre, the Whyalla Maritime Museum includes the HMAS Whyalla, allegedly the largest landlocked ship in Australia (who keeps track of…