Port Augusta is a transport hub both in terms of railway and road, connecting the north, south, east and west of Australia. It was originally established as a port to ship wool and wheat for the pastoralists of the Flinders Ranges.
Heading south on the eastern side of the Spencer Gulf I stopped at Port Germein. It boasts a 1676 metre jetty, reportedly the longest in the Southern Hemisphere. The opening scene of the film Robbery Under Arms was filmed here in the 1950’s.
A little further south is the industrial port town of Port Pirie. It has one of the worlds largest primary lead smelting facilities and the third largest silver producer.
It seems every town around the gulf gets the prefix “Port”. Port Broughton being no exception. The smaller towns have a nice holiday feel to them and would no doubt be bustling during school holidays and during warmer weather which unseasonably is not at the moment.