Elliston Cliff Top Loops
Elliston offers two breathtaking scenic cliff top loops. The roads to both are part bitumen and part gravel and are regularly maintained to provide a good surface for conventional vehicles.
1. LITTLE BAY CLIFF TOP LOOP: from the lookout take in the superb view of the outlying islands, including Top Gallant Isles, Flinders Island, Pearson Island and part of Waldegrave Island. Bird Rock, Waterloo Bay and the Elliston township and silos with farmland beyond can also be seen from the lookout.
2. ANXIOUS BAY CLIFF TOP LOOP: includes Anxious Bay views as well as the islands and Blacks surf spot. It has the added attraction of sculptures dotted along the cliffs.
Elliston Community Hall – Mural
3. Finished in 1992 and repainted in 2014 the mural was painted under the guidance of artists Siv Grava and John Turpie. The mural depicts the life of Elliston, taking in both the maritime and rich agricultural heritage. Smaller murals on the old shop and the front beach public toilets were also commissioned.
Elliston Trudinger Park Playground and Skatepark
4. Named as a tribute to Doctor Trudinger who served the community for over 18 years, the Elliston Trudinger Park Playground and Skatepark includes a barbecue and play equipment. You can enjoy the shade and facilities at any time and the park is located in the centre of town across from the supermarket, bakery and hotel.
5. The Elliston Jetty is heritage listed because of its steel pylons screwed directly into the sea floor using a horse drawn winch. It is 424 metres long and is great for a walk or fishing. Dusk is the time to catch Australian herring (tommy ruffs) with squid, garfish and trevally being caught, and the jetty is lit at night with solar powered lights.
Anxious Bay & Waldegrave Island Conservation Park
6. King George whiting and crayfish are just some of the catch from this clean and unspoilt bay. Waldegrave Islands Conservation Park is a sanctuary for Cap Barren gees, fairy penguins, sea lions and other wildlife. Anxious Bay is appropriately named – we recommend you seek local advice on boating sizes and conditions before you venture out.
7. Located off Spindrift Drive the Elliston Cemetery offers a unique insight into the history of Elliston and those adventurous souls who ventured to the west coast to start a new life.
8. Just 13 kilometres drive from Elliston is Walkers Rock beach which is one of the longest on the Eyre Peninsula. The beach is great for swimming, fishing, surfing and lazing in the sun.Kite and wind surfers also venture to Walkers and are not disappointed.
Dry Stone Walling
9. Drystone walling is believed to have dated back to the 1850’s. It was a cheap, convenient and preferred form of fencing. Many miles of this fencing was built on the west coast. An excellent example of drystone walling is situated at the parking bay near Tungatta Lakes, 22 kilometres south of Elliston.
10. Lake Newland and Venus Bay Conservation Parks offer perfect opportunities to watch more than 100 bird species while exploring the parks. You may be lucky enough to spot peregrine falcons, sea eagles, rock parrots and a variety of honeyeaters along with over 30 species of waterbirds.