Port Lincoln to feature on Sunrise

SUPPORT: Nicol Wright shows her support for Sunrise at the Makybe Diva statue, where Sunrise will broadcast this week.

SUPPORT: Nicol Wright shows her support for Sunrise at the Makybe Diva statue, where Sunrise will broadcast this week.

Port Lincoln will be in the spotlight this week when the city features on the popular morning show Sunrise on Wednesday and Thursday.

The weather crew with Sam Mac will be on location in Port Lincoln this week for his weather segments.

The television crew will be crossing live to the Channel 7 program from 5am until 8.15am on Wednesday on the Port Lincoln Foreshore near Makybe Diva. 

On Thursday Sam Mac will be doing the weather via live cross from the Neptune Islands where he will participate in a shark cage dive with Calypso Star Charters.

It will not be the first time the popular breakfast show has visited Port Lincoln, as the crew did a live cross while diving with the sealions with Adventure Bay Charters in March 2015.

Calypso Star Charters social media/marketing manager Nicol Wright said Sam Mac followed them on Instagram and correspondence had helped to set the visit up.

“In July I spoke to him on Instagram and got in touch with his producer Sean Flynn, it all started from there,” she said.

Mrs Wright said weather would be the only thing that could change plans for the Neptune Island live-cross.

She said Calypso Star Charters was excited about the visit and hoped it would be a boost to Port Lincoln tourism.

Mrs Wright said she asked Sunrise to not only feature shark cage diving but other tourism elements of Port Lincoln.

“I know from experience from guests that come aboard that they’re generally surprised with how good Port Lincoln and the surrounds are and wished they could stay longer,” she said.

Mrs Wright said Calypso Star Charters worked with South Australian Tourism Commission to organise accommodation and travel assistance for the Sunrise crew.

She said general manager Andrew Wright also worked on the logistics and gained the permits needed for filming at Neptune Islands.