Elliston, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia


South Australia

This popular coastal town on the Eyre Peninsula is famed for sightings of whales, sea-lions and dolphins. Elliston sits on tranquil Waterloo Bay - ideal for fishing, swimming or snorkelling. The bay is protected by Port Wellington and Point Wellesley, making it the perfect breeding habitat for many fish species. Explore the caves scattered around the bay and use the boat launching facilities and pontoon. There's also a heritage-listed jetty that has been recently restored. Take time to discover Lake Newland Conservation Park, with its fascinating lake system and bird observation areas. Walker's Rocks offers a bay for swimming, snorkelling and fishing. And the Talia Caves, 40 kilometres north west of Elliston, feature patterns etched into limestone roofs by years of sea and wind. It's a spectacular scene. The Elliston township boasts the largest mural in the southern hemisphere, measuring 500 metres squared. It was painted by local artists and the community.
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