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The Port MacDonnell area was originally inhabited by the Bungandidj Aborigines and is South Australia's southern most town. Famous for its Lobster fishing fleet, other species sought after by fishermen include Mulloway, Tuna and Mako Shark. Lieutenant James Grant in the HMS Lady Nelson led the first Europeans to see the area on 3 December 1800. In 1860 it was proclaimed an official port when it was surveyed and named after Sir Richard Graves MacDonnell, Governor of South Australia from 1855 to 1862.
Ewens Ponds Conservation Park

Ewens Ponds Conservation Park

Snorkelling and diving in these ponds is allowable without the need for a permit and is also free. Ewens Ponds is a series of three shallow basin-shaped ponds that are around 10 metres deep and are all linked by shallow channels. They also contain a variety of fish and plantlife, some growing quite deep due to the clarity of the water. Please also note that the wildlife and plantlife are protected and it is prohibited to disturb or remove any of it.
Contact the Department for Environment and Heritage, Mount Gambier District Office for more information on 08 8735 1177.
10.3 kilometres east of Port Macdonnell

Port Macdonnell and District Maritime Museum

Tells the story of South Australia's southern most town and the surrounding seas. The shipwreck gallery explains about the many ill-fated ships that were wrecked in the seas around Port MacDonnell.
The largest Crayfish fishing fleet in S.A. is based at Port Mac, and the Museum has a lot of information about the industry, the Crayfish, and how they are caught.
It is Open by appointment on any day
Meylin Street, Port Macdonnell. Ph.08 8738 7259
Port Macdonnell and District Maritime Museum
Port MacDonnell Golf Club

Port MacDonnell Golf Club

Port MacDonnell Golf Course is a par 36 nine-hole golf course, with lush greens and well-maintained fairways.
Elizabeth Street, Port Macdonnell. Ph. 08 8738 2106
GPS -38.05341S, 140.69512E

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