Port Broughton is a coastal town on the western side of Yorke Peninsula and it is a popular tourist destination. The small township of Fishermans Bay is located nearby. Port Broughton is about 170 km north west of Adelaide, and 56 km south of Port Pirie.
Port Broughton received its name from the river flowing north of the township, named by Edward John Eyre in 1839 after the first Anglican Archbishop of Australia.
The population of Port Broughton is around 1,000 with it becoming increasingly popular with retirees; the population in the summer holidays reaches 4,000.
Port Broughton is a small diversion when driving north from Adelaide towards Port Augusta on the A1. If you are travelling for the journey, and not for speed then Port Broughton offers a much more pleasant stopping off point than Snowtown or Crystal Brook.
Port Broughton is a popular fishing destination, with many fishing charter tour operators using it as a base.
Cellular (mobile) telephone network reception may not be available in many areas especially those distant from cellular network repeater towers normally located along the major highways and near larger townships. Hilly terrain will also effect reception. In an emergency seek higher ground. Some networks provide a poor coverage in regional and rural areas. It is generally considered that the best reception is available from either Telstra or Optus when in areas such as Yorke Peninsula.
For emergency services including police, fire services and ambulance call 000 from any telephone and ask the operator to connect you.