Elliston Travel Guide

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Elliston Things to Do

  • GREAT OCEAN DRIVE LITTLE TOURIST DRIVE

    This tourist drive is located on the opposite side of the bay to the other scenic drive. Once again, it was easy to find and follow the brown tourist signs. This one is a no-through road, so you do have to come back the same way, this didn't matter, as we saw sights that we missed on the way up.Once again, the coastal cliffs are fantastic, and we...

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  • ELLISTON'S ART WORK

    This small town seems to be full of Artists. We had lunch in the park and were surrounded by artwork, then on our drive around the town, we saw much more. The Elliston Pharmacy had a mural painted on the shop front and along the side wall of the towns history, this was very nice. Next, located in another park, was a Whale's tail sticking out of the...

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  • TRUDINGER PARK

    This is a really nice playground/skate park I came across after visiting the information centre. It is set in a nice lawned area full of plenty equipment. For the adults, there is seating in an undercover area or in the sun. What I liked, was all the quirky art-work that was in this park. It is where the hold the annual Sculpture festival.

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  • ELLISTON COMMUNITY HALL

    Are you looking for the Information centre, I was, and I found it in a side entrance of the Elliston Community Hall.The Hall itself is worth a walk around to see the Mural that is painted all over the building except for the roof. The mural which was painted by local artists, is the largest mural of its type in Australia. It depicts the historical...

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  • ANXIOUS BAY

    Anxious Bay was a nice surprise at the end of our Great Ocean drive. Here was a nice quiet, calm unspoilt Bay, so different to what we had just viewed. Nice Beach with a boat ramp if you want to head out fishing or try off the beach for King George Whiting. Crayfish are caught here.Tourists can explore Waldegrave Island (4 km off shore) or Flinders...

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  • SCULPTURES ON GREAT OCEAN DRIVE

    On this Great Ocean Drive, are permanent exhibits of art work. I had already been to the Tourist Information centre and picked up the free brochure detailing the sculptures.I must admit, I didn't think much of quite a few, but there were a few that I did, like the one that reminds me of the statues on Easter Island. These were set in a position...

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  • GREAT OCEAN DRIVE

    This drive rivals the "Great Ocean Road" in Victoria, in fact, I thought it was better, even though a lot shorter!All we had to do on arrival at Elliston, was find the Brown Tourist sign for this drive. That was easy, we saw it as we entered town when coming from Streaky Bay. I can't say enough about this drive, except that we made heaps of stops...

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  • Elliston Scenic Drive

    A clifftop drive near Elliston that features sculpture, coastal scenery and (hopefully) clear blue skies. There was an Elliston council-sponsored sculpture competition held in 2006 resulting in sculptures of varying quality being placed at regular intervals along the road. My favourite was a fancily-painted park bench. They probably won't last more...

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  • Lake Hamilton

    There had been floods about a week before, making Lake Hamilton diverting roadside scenery. Leo Cummings memorial overlooks the lake. Leo Cummings was a 23 year old sailor who was the only one not to survive a shipwreck of a fishing boat in the cliffs below in the 1950's. There didn't appear to be road access to the lake.

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  • Woolshed Cave

    Despite giving myself a day to go from Streaky Bay to Elliston I still ran out of time. (as always). There are more rock features but the Woolshed Cave presents a quick photo opportunity (the strong odour is in itself motivation to be quick).

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  • Sculpture on the cliff

    I hadn't researched very well but I sort of recognized them when I saw them. The sculptures that is. Sadly (in my opinion) only two remain from the symposium of 2002 but I found this one very powerful, from any angle. It is called Sorrow - by Siv Grava of Elliston. In the sculptor's own words, "This sculpture, 'Sorrow', is made of aerated concrete...

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  • Living the dream

    Part of the motorhome dream is to park somewhere, put up your feet and enjoy the view. I can think of few places in Australia that would better to stop at than Cape Finniss on a balmy day, putting on the kettle and watching the world go by. Unfortunately I couldn't do that. No, I had to go and wet a line. However, my mate Bob was more in tune and...

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Elliston Restaurants

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    by balhannah Written Jun 12, 2012

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    The Elliston Bakery is located in the main part of town, opposite a park which has toilets, outdoor tables & chairs, and off street parking.
    It was quite busy, a good sign in a town like this. In we went and what to buy, all the food on display looked very tempting.
    We chose pies and pasties, and then for sweets, a jam drop, and a Kitchener bun, this bun is only found in South Australia. We all declared, this was one very good Bakery.

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Elliston Local Customs

  • DRYSTONE WALLING

    Around many of the paddocks in Elliston and surrounds, you will see drystone walling.There were plenty of rocks around this area and there still is, so this form of fencing was used.It is believed to date back to the 1850's, and was used as a cheap and convenient way of fencing. The workers were paid 10 shillings per chain of fence they made per...

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  • LIMESTONE PADDOCKS

    As we were heading to Port Lincoln along the highway, we saw many, many paddocks covered in white stones, so thick, that they looked like snow in places.No snow here, only nuisance rocks!Years ago when the first settlers started farming, they cleared the paddocks of everything. The limestone rocks came to the top of the ground and rendered a lot of...

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  • PAINTED TOILETS!

    Toilets, usually nothing special about them, but here in Elliston there was. Each Toilet Block was completely painted with a mural. What a nice idea, certainly makes them more attractive to look at!

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Elliston Warnings and Dangers

  • The tragedy

    This poignant quote comes from the coroner's inquest into the death of Jevan Wright and was from the mouth of Jevan's girlfriend' father."Jevan caught the next wave in. When I thought that he should have reached the rocks and standing up, I couldn’t see Jevan. I was scanning the water and couldn’t see him anywhere and I turned to Nugget and asked...

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  • Blackfellows - The message

    The search is the driving force....For any restless sould who dream...Perfect waves hitting an unchartered reef....The eerie white silence on an untracked powder bowl.....The magical thrill at discovery.........The gripping rush......Pure freedom, where nothing else matters.....He joined the search...In loving memory of Jevan Wright7-10-82 -...

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