Port Pirie is considered to be an important Port in South Australia as it is the closest to Broken Hill.
Port Pirie has a smelter that treats all of the metals that come from the Broken Hills mines and then exports them to other countries. Port Pirie is located 210km from Adelaide and is close to the Flinders Ranges.
Bundaleer Forest Reserve
Located between Port Pirie and Jamestown, this is the area for South Australia's first government forest plantation. There are walks through here, picnic areas and a look out tower.
One of Port Pirie's fancier homesteads has a well preserved turn of the century feel. A highlight is the porcelain doll display that numbers 2,500. Florence Street (08 8632 1314).
Port Pirie National Trust Museum
Housed within three of the town's oldest building, the railway station, customs house and the police station, this museum has relics connected with the town's past including scale models of the lead smelters, the railway station and the docking areas. Old Ellen Street (08 8632 1080).
This is an ideal swimming location as well as a playground and picnic area.