Look beyond Port Pirie’s oil tanks and smelter, and discover a regional gem on the eastern shores of the Spencer Gulf.
On first impressions, Port Pirie may look like a rural hub with little behind its industrial exterior. Look again as Port Pirie has a cosy downtown district peppered with some truly captivating buildings. Take photos of the town’s grand old 19th-century façades or go deeper still to find history museums, arts venues and folk treasures. Country music is king in this port town, so join in at the annual hootenanny and see local and interstate acts.