ELLISTON

About Elliston

Elliston is a delightful seaside town located on Waterloo Bay on the west coast of the Eyre Peninsula. Set between rolling and pleasant sheep, mixed farming and cereal-growing country and some of the most dramatic coastline on the peninsula, the town is known for its fishing, swimming and surfing. There are excellent walking trails along the rugged sandstone cliffs (sourced from the Aussie Towns website – click for more).

TIP: The links below are “short-cuts” to each section on this page…


Our Accommodation

Staying at:Waterloo Bay Tourist Park (click for website)Park Map (click to open)
Address:10 Beach Tce Elliston (click for location)WikiCamps (click to open web page)
Contact: Tel: (08) 8687 9076Email (click to send)
Arrive:Thursday 21st September 2023
Stay for:3 nights
Depart:Sunday 24th September 2023
Notes:There is NO dump point in the caravan park. The nearest DP is located at the Visitors Centre, BUT, at the time of writing it was "out of action". There is a back-up solution, but you must be using "septic tank safe" chemicals in your toilet cannister. More will be explained at one of our briefing sessions.
Fire pits are NOT permitted

Dining out in Elliston

Not many choices for dining out here…

EateryAddressCallDistance from CP
Elliston Hotel (on Facebook)39 Beach Terrace Little Bay, Elliston(08) 8687 9009550 metres
Elliston Bakery (no website)16 Memorial Dr, Elliston0418 982 459350 metres
Elliston Golf Club (on Facebook)End of Beach Terrace, Elliston(08) 8687 93311km

Activities & things to do in the Elliston region

Tourist Info

The Elliston Community Visitor Information Centre is located at 6 Memorial Drive, Elliston - 0.5km east of the CP. Tel: (08) 8687 9200 Open 9am-5pm weekdays & 9.30am-1pm weekends
TIP: Most caravan park offices have stacks of tourist information brochures and the staff are usually helpful on places to visit

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.

Anxious Bay Cliff Top Loop

This wonderful drive, to the north of Elliston includes amazing views of the stunning cliffs as well as the islands. The best part of the drive is taking in the sculptures, created by local artists, dotted along the cliffs.

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.

Here’s some images of the above two clifftop drives (from the web)…

Elliston Community Hall – Mural

The Elliston Community Hall is home to the Tourist Information centre and has a large Mural surrounding the building which depicts the life of Elliston, taking in both the maritime and rich agricultural heritage. It is apparently the largest mural of its type in Australia.

Elliston Jetty

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.

Talia Sea Caves

Fifty-one kilometres north-west of Elliston there are three interesting sites to visit:

#1 – The Woolshed is 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.

#2 – The Tub is situated about 1km south of the Woolshed Cave, which is a large crater in the cliff with a tunnel connection to the sea. It is 10 to 30 metres deep and 50 metres across with a granite base. For the adventure-seeker, it is worth the climb down into the crater. Beyond The Tub is a dramatic cliff face that offers long views to the south along Talia Beach.

#3 – The Monument Lookout is situated about 1km south of the The Tub, which is a memorial which commemorates Sister D. B. Millard, who lost her life when part of the cliff face collapsed and she fell into a blow-hole fissure where she ultimately drowned back on 24th June 1928

WARNING: It is important for your safety to make sure you check the tides as at high tide this could be extremely dangerous. So make sure you plan your trip to coincide with the tide being low.

TIP: its 51kms to the Woolshed Cave, from Elliston, so it could be the perfect opportunity to “buddy up” with some other Tagalonger’s and take a picnic lunch 😉

Old Elliston Cemetery

The “Old” 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.

Bird watching

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 honey-eaters along with over 30 species of waterbirds.


Nearest Supermarkets & Bottle Shops


Our next stop

Our next stop is for 4 nights in Streaky Bay staying at the Discovery Parks – Streaky Bay Foreshore Caravan Park located at 82 Wells St, Streaky Bay.

Google maps say it’s approximately 127kms from Elliston and you should expect about 1 hour & 21 minutes traveling time.

TIP: Buddy up with another Bailey to make the trip and maybe even arrange to meet up with others

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