Port Pirie Region
The diverse nature of this region lends itself to a wide cross section of economic, social and sporting activities and lifestyle options for residents, tourists and business interests. Port Pirie has a diverse history, a proud multicultural heritage and a well earned reputation as a friendly city; it was South Australia's first proclaimed provincial city. It truly is a place of satisfying lifestyle opportunities. Port Pirie is one of South Australia's best-kept secrets and great place to call home. Just a short detour from National Highway One, the town is nestled at the base of the picturesque Southern Flinders Ranges. Port Pirie has taken a leading role in South Australia's agricultural and industrial development. It's also rapidly gaining kudos for its diversity of tourism experiences. Tagged the "City of Friendly People", Port Pirie took its name from the schooner "John Pirie", which drew into the inlet in 1845 to load sheep from the surrounding pastoral districts. The city continues to have a strong focus on the waters of Spencer Gulf, with great on and offshore fishing. It has two fully-equipped launching ramps and extensive car/boat parking facilities. Regular special events enhance the experience of locals and visitors alike, including the Port Pirie State Masters Games, Smelters Picnic, Southern Flinders Live Music Festival, Blessing of the Fleet and the Tripolis Yachting Classic.
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