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 is worth calling in for a meal, as the hotel won the Seafood Industry Small Business Award at the South Australian Seafood Industry Awards in Adelaide on August 11th, 2017. 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 through Polda Station and on to Lock and you can come back on the Colton Back Road to enjoy stunning views along the dirt road as you approach the coast.
Here are some more things to entice you……
Elliston Coastal Trail
Please click the following link for further information on the new Elliston Coastal Trail – https://ellistoncoastaltrail.com.au/
Anxious Bay Clifftop Drive and Little Bay Clifftop Drive
Stunning views and sculptures are dotted along the coastline – home of the popular surfing spot off Blackfellows Point.
Well defined track easily accessible and using the beach, loops around town including the jetty, please see the Elliston Coastal Trail link for more information
Foreshore offers an upgraded picnic and bbq area, pontoon for swimming and an opportunity to stretch your legs walking along the beach to the jetty.
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). The jetty area has recently been upgraded which now includes 2 bbq’s, tables and chairs and a toilet.
Waterloo Bay Lookout
Waterloo Bay Lookout is located along Flinders Hwy on the Coastal Trail, near the Jetty. If you do not want to walk the whole trail, you can park your car at the car park at the Jetty then walk towards the township where you will come across this lookout with stunning views of Waterloo Bay, the Jetty and the Elliston township.
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