John Pirie Motor Inn Blog

Welcome to our blog page – here you’ll find our suggestions for accommodation, travel destinations, bars and restaurants, and wedding and conference venues. We’ll also post information on travel regions and special offers, as well as activities and events in South Australia. It’s a work in progress, so please check back here regularly to see what’s new and keep up to date!

Top 5 Cafés in Port Pirie


Discover the ancient Flinders Ranges and outback and stay at Port Pirie this spring! Where vibrant landscapes, world class produce and natural wonders collide, the city is nestled between the sheltered waters of the Spencer Gulf and the Southern Flinders Ranges. Read on to discover our ultimate guide to top 5 cafés in Port Pirie! Read more.

Reasons Why You Should Visit Port Pirie


Located on the Spencer Gulf South Australia, Port Pirie is just a 3 hour drive from Adelaide and is at the gateway to the Southern Flinders Ranges. We have compiled a guide to the top reasons to check out South Australia’s Port Pirie. Read more.

5 Surprising Facts about Port Pirie


We’ve compiled the ultimate list of surprising facts about Port Pirie. Read more.

24 hours in Port Pirie


Wondering what to do during your stay in Port Pirie? Here’s your go-to guide to the best 24 hours in Port Pirie. Read more.

Instagram-able Port Pirie – your best photo ops!


The Port Pirie Smelter is located on the eastern shore of the Spencer Gulf. There is an adjacent dedicated port facility where concentrates are received, with final products dispatched by road and rail.Read more.

Summer in Port Pirie


If you’re wanting a warm and dry Aussie getaway then Port Pirie is the destination for you. Stay with us at John Pirie Motor Inn and save up too 25% off! Read more.