Cowell Travel Guide

  • Cowell main street
    Cowell main street
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  • Cowell Hotel
    Cowell Hotel
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  • Crap Art @ Cowell
    Crap Art @ Cowell
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Cowell Things to Do

  • FRANKLIN HARBOUR HOTEL

    This Hotel is one of the nicer buildings in Cowell. We had our meal here and that was cheap and good.The Hotel was built in 1881 as a single story building, with the second storey being added around 1907. During the course of excavations it was discovered that the hotel was the site where four Aborigines, executed in 1856, had been buried by...

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  • "CRAP ART"

    You read correct, the Art I viewed was called CRAP ART! Why? Well, it is displayed in the Toilets at Cowell.The artwork I saw, was in the Ladies Toilet at the Franklin Harbour Hotel. Prices were cheap, perhaps the paintings were Crap!There was a description of what Crap Art was all about. Two paintings have been stolen and some trashed, a shame as...

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  • THE BLACK STUMP

    Another Australian town, another "Black Stump," only this one is different to the others as it was used as a New Years Prank in 1972.There are two Hotels in town, each located at opposite ends of the main street.A black stump was placed between the two with the wording " The Best Pub this side of the Black Stump!"The original stump was stolen, so...

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Cowell Restaurants

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    by balhannah Updated Jun 17, 2012

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    There are a couple of Hotels in Cowell that do meals, so we had a look at the menu at both.
    The first Hotel was quite expensive, especially for lunch time, so we wandered down towards the ocean to where the Franklin Harbour Hotel was.
    This menu was a lot cheaper, so we ordered here. When the meal came out, it was huge, and I wondered if I would be able to eat all of it! Unfortunately, I forgot to take a photo of the meal, sorry!
    I can recommend it though!

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  • Mrs Shultz and the quandong tree

    Cowell was just another name on the map on our journey. Hadn't really researched it but, as the Lincoln Highway cuts through the edge, it's hard to miss.So it came to pass (as we did originally) that we saw the sign for a quandong farm. Now, there's a song that mentions just how rare this piece of shrubbery is and, since Bob and I had never seen...

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  • A state of ruin

    All across Eyre Peninsula, occasionally not too far from the main road, are ruins such as this one. I find it sad that we can't retain these links to the past, especially with the special architecture they behold.There are places in my home town one isn't allowed to demolish that have far less merit than these historical edifices.In the third...

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  • Something fishy

    Well, something in the salt water anyway. Cowell, in common with so many towns on the Eyre Peninsula is an oyster haven though Cowell entered the big time in recent years. This scene with the oyster boats coming and going is repeated all over the peninsula. It's certainly different to the traffic you might find in Sydney, Adelaide or Perth.

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