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Leo Cummings

Monument Lookout E3

Leo Cummings (pioneering family of Sheringa

district) drowned when the crayfish boat

‘Wangaree’ was wrecked on the rocks at the

base of the cliffs near Kiana in 1959 and the

monument was erected in his honour.

This site boasts uninterrupted views to Point

Drummond in the south and to the rugged

cliffs of Sheringa in the north and is home

to a family of osprey that nest on a craggy

pinnacle adjacent the lookout. There is an

access road and car park, with plenty of room

for caravans.

Lake Hamilton Eating House E4

Built around 1857, the Eating House was used

as a stopping place for coaches and travellers

on their way to the Far West Coast until the

1880s. The Port Lincoln Caledonian Society

restored the property in 1972 to its original

condition. Today, it’s the ideal rest spot,

providing a fascinating glimpse of the region’s

history.

Sheringa / Round Lake E4

A popular camping area which is supported

by a well stocked roadhouse, visit Sheringa

for its magnificent white sand dunes, rugged

cliffs and great salmon fishing and surfing.

Locks Well D3

One of the most reliable locations for

catching Australian salmon in South Australia,

Locks Well beach consistently produces big

salmon. Accessible by a safe, 120 metre

wooden staircase (283 steps), there are also

amenities and a look-out offering panoramic

views of the rugged coastline and a great

photo opportunity to capture a stunning West

Coast sunset.

Elliston Clifftop Drives

See pages 6 and 7 for more information.

Walker’s Rock C3

Part of the Lake Newland Conservation Park,

Walker’s Rock offers you the opportunity to

swim, snorkel, surf and fish on one of the

longest beaches on the West Coast. Access

onto the beach is by 4WD drive, experienced

drivers only. Coastal camping is permitted.

Lake Newland

Conservation Park C3

A natural saline lake 20km in length, Lake

Newland is the most extensive wetland

on Eyre Peninsula, providing an excellent

opportunity to observe the waterfowl and

wading birds that inhabit the wetlands. The

lake section of the park is only accessible

by 4WD. A day visit and camping area at

Walker’s Rock (managed by the local council)

provides 2WD access to the coast. For more

information visit

www.parks.sa.gov.au

Colton historic town site and

Colton Cemetery C3

An old pioneer town, complete with a hotel,

church, school and cemetery. The cemetery

is the burial site of the first Greek settler

to South Australia, George Tramountanas

(North), who arrived in SA in 1822 at the age

of 20. He loved the land and the sea and

brought with him the skills and knowledge

of his homeland. His headstone tells his story

both in Greek and English. An olive grove

lines the walk to the gate in his honour.

Fact sheets are available from the Elliston

Community and Visitor Information Centre.

Talia Caves & Talia Beach B3

Talia Beach offers good beach and rock

fishing.

Visit ‘The Woolshed’, a large cavern carved

into the granite cliff by wave action. A

walkway and wooden steps provide access

onto the rocks to view the cave with its

honeycombed ceiling, dark crevices and

nearby blowholes.

Not far away is ‘The Tub’, a large crater with

a tunnel connection to the sea and a granite

base. It is 10 - 30 metres deep and 50 metres

across. Beyond ‘The Tub’ is a dramatic cliff

face that offers long views to the south along

Talia Beach.

The monument to Sister DB Millard who

drowned 24th June 1928 is also located here.

Mt Camel Beach B2

This pristine beach offers excellent year

round surf fishing for salmon, mullet and large

Australian herring (tommy ruff).

Venus Bay South Head Walking

Trail & Needle Eye Lookout B2

Walk the South Head Walking Trail at Venus

Bay and see pods of dolphins surfing and

frolicking through the waves at the bay’s

entrance. Visitors might also spot Australian

sea lions, sea eagles and from May to

October this is a great viewing spot for the

Southern Right Whales as they migrate to the

Great Australian Bight.

The Needle Eye Lookout offers spectacular

vistas of natural rock formations, rugged

cliffs and breathtaking views of the coastline.

Feel the fresh Southern Ocean breeze while

standing at lookouts and soak up some of the

best views that the Great Australian Bight and

Eyre Peninsula has to offer.

Venus Bay Conservation Park B2

The park comprises Weyland Peninsula and

the seven islands within Venus Bay. There

are over 100 species of birds, 12 species of

native mammals and 25 reptile species in

the park. Visit

www.parks.sa.gov.au

for more

information.​

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ATTRACTIONS

WEEVIL COCOONS

The area is home to 100,000 year-old

fossil cocoons locally known as ‘clogs’.

The weevils that create these cocoons

(Leptoptus duponti) still inhabit this area.