The fact that Spencer Gulf forms one of the boundaries of the Mount Remarkable district, provides another facet to the diversity of the area.
Characterised by shallow sandy beaches, with opportunities for fishing, crabbing, boating, swimming and, of course, Port Germein's Festival of the Crab, The Mount Remarkable District is a prime holidaymakers destination. Especially if you want variety.
Originally settled as a deep sea trading Port in the late 1800's, Port Germein is now a peaceful seaside town of about 250 residents, serving the local farming community and catering for ecological tourism of the region.
The historic timber jetty at Port Germein is still the longest wooden jetty in Australia. When built, back in 1883, it was the longest jetty in the southern hemisphere at 1,664 metres (5,459 feet) Storm damage reduced it's length to 1,283 metres (4,209 feet).
Weeroona Island or Port Flinders is just down the coast from Port Germein. The 40 metre (133 foot) high sandstone hillock has been given many names since Captain Germein named it "Benjamin's Hill", after his youngest brother, in 1840. Though Port Flinders is its gazetted name Weeroona Island is fairly well established colloquially.
Our tidal beaches provide endless hours of activity for the whole family. Shallow tides ensure safety for small children.