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SHERINGA

Sheringa, situated on the Flinders Highway 40 kms south

of Elliston, is a small township surrounded by pastoral

properties. It was established in 1876 and was formerly

home to a boarding house and changing station for horses,

then to the telephone exchange and post office for the local

community. Sheringa beach offers a camping area on Round Lake,

close to the beautiful white, rolling sandhills and ocean.

VENUS BAY

Population: 30

Swelling to several hundred in holidays.

Venus Bay is renowned for excellent fishing opportunities and has

a beautiful, calm bay that is perfect for family holidays. The bay is

known to hold whiting, salmon, garfish, snook, Australian herring,

flathead and gummy shark. It also has some top surfing spots and is

a must for diving and snorkelling enthusiasts.

HISTORY

Venus Bay was named by Robert Venn who sailed into the bay in

1848 in his schooner named Venus.

ATTRACTIONS

Venus Bay Jetty

The uniquely curved jetty is home to the West Coast prawn trawlers

and boasts good fishing all year round. It is lit at night for the keen

anglers.

South Head Walking Trail & Needle Eye Lookout

(See Venus Bay map for details.)

Venus Bay Conservation Park

Covers the peninsula and the islands within Venus Bay. Huge

variety of birds, mammals and reptiles. (See District Map on page

5 for details.)

PORT KENNY

Port Kenny was originally named Kenny’s Landing and was used

to transfer grain onto the barges for shipping out from Venus Bay.

The township was surveyed in 1912 and named after local

landholder MSW Kenny.

ATTRACTIONS

Port Kenny is well known for recreational fishing. Whiting, flathead,

trevally and garfish are commonly caught. Port Kenny is also close

to Baird Bay, Murphy’s Haystacks, Point Labatt sea lion colony to

the north and Talia Caves and the Venus Bay Conservation Park to

the south and west.

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Area School

Community

Library

Boomerang Motel

Lock

Hotel

Lock

Caravan Park

RV dump point

Netball

Tennis Courts

Kukathu

Dam

Silos

Grain Bunkers

Community

Swimming Pool

Oval

Lock Deli

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Health & Welfare Centre

Hitchcock St

Palkagee Road

Ettridge St

Hawson St

Heron St

Terre St

North Tce

West Tce

Dearman St

South Tce

Starke St

Tod Hwy (Railway Tce)

Birdseye Hwy

Palkagee St

Silo Rd

McLachlan Rd

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Wheaton Rd

Flinders Hwy

Chintabie St

Main St

Beach Tce

Beach Tce

Anderson St

Cheetina Tce

Murray St

Devon St

Sunny St

LittleSt

Symnes St

Port Kenny

Area School

Port Kenny

Caravan Park

Port Kenny

Hotel

Port Kenny Jetty

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Public BBQ

Boat Ramp

Caravan Park

Food

Fuel

Mechanical

Motel

Parking

Picnic Table

Playground

Police

Post Office

Public Telephone

Public Toilet

RV Dump Point

Safe Swimming

Scenic Lookout

Supermarket

Visitor Info Outlet

Walking/Cycling Track

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LEGEND

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To Elliston

Sandham St

Ocean View Rd

English St

Thomas St

Bay Rd

Weyland Dr

James St

Matson Tce

South Head Walking Trail

Venus Bay Jetty

South Head

Needle Eye Lookout

VENUS BAY

Venus Bay

Caravan Park

Venus Bay

General Store

Seat

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