The west coast has the most spectacular cliffs and scenery and when you visit Elliston you can enjoy to your heart’s content. The sunsets are amazing and the keen photographer can take the most amazing shots.
Elliston and surrounding coastline is renowned for its fishing. Abundant catches of a variety of fish are right at your doorstep. Your choices are many and for information on where and when to fish, visit the Information Centre for the fishing information brochure.
Talia Caves, Mount Camel Beach and Venus Bay shouldn’t be missed and the Port Kenny Hotel’s rump steak is excellent. On to Murphy’s Haystacks then Baird Bay to swim with the seals — or you can view seals at Point Labatt from a platform.
Another drive could be through Bramfield which was the original township of the Elliston district. Then on to Lock for lunch and back on the Colton Back Road to enjoy a quiet meal at your accommodation.
Here are some more things to entice you……
Great Ocean Tourist Drive
Sculptures dotted along coastline – home of the popular surfing spot off Blackfellows Point.
Foreshore offers picnic and bbq area, pontoon for swimming and an opportunity to stretch your legs walking along the beach to the jetty.
Well defined track easily accessible and using the beach, loops around town including the jetty. Look out for our new coastal walking trail due for completion in May 2016!
Erected in 1900 to replace the old jetty, provided a much needed improvement to the shipping facilities. The jetty has been heritage listed due to its steel pylons, these were screwed into the seabed by a horse drawn winch. The jetty is 1389ft in length (approx. 427m).
Playground / Skate Park
Set in a lawned area the playground keeps kids entertained for hours, grab a bite at the bakery and sit in the shade and watch the kids play. The skate park was built in 2006 and the Youth Advisory Council (YAC) group has complemented it with artwork designed by ‘Romy’ a popular local artist.
Anxious Bay boat ramp provides access for the keen fisherman, with warm shallow water in the corner ideal for young children to swim.
Staying a Little Longer? Try these…
- Baird Bay
- Bramfield and Bramfield Cemetery
- Colton Historic Town Site and Colton Cemetery
- Fishing Information
- Hincks and Hambidge Wilderness Protection Areas
- Lake Hamilton Eating House
- Lake Newland Conservation Park
- Leo Cummings Monument Lookout
- Lock’s Well
- Mount Wedge
- Mt Camel Beach
- Murphy’s Haystacks
- Needle Eye Lookout Venus Bay
- Our Top 10 Must See and Do Activities
- Point Labatt Sea Lion Colony
- Polda Historic Golf Course
- Polda Pumping Station
- Sheringa and Round Lake
- Sylvia Birdseye commemorative plaque
- Talia Caves and Talia Beach
- Venus Bay South Head Walking Trail
- Walker’s Rock