Blogs from Elliston, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australia, Oceania


Friday & Saturday 3rd & 4th May Friday morning arrived and there was a mad dash foursome headed to the point to capture the sunrise before heading north west up the peninsular. Once out of Port Lincoln there was a great grain growing area, superior to what we saw on the east coast, but after 100ks, the landscape changed to grazing land and then stone fruit. Not the kind you can eat, thousands of white stones sitting atop of a very thin layer (if any) of top soil. One person described this part of the coast as a land of emptiness. That would be a good description. There is evidence of long abandoned attempts to farm where old crumbling stone cottages only show the chimney and fireplace. Even a stone Church in the middle of emptiness. ... read more
Dawn at the point
Elliston coast line 01
Sunrise Billy Lights Points

Moving on… Port Broughton is an old favourite, and we felt we were in familiar surrounds when we arrived at the caravan park. The trip westward across Yorke Peninsula was short (about 120 kms), but it was enough to give Geoff apoplexy – 24.8 lts/100kms was the best we could do against the wind (read - cyclone). Thankfully the wind abated (mostly) and it was relatively pleasant on the west coast. Geoff and Marg got the fishing gear out and walked down to the local pier to catch a feed for dinner… it was a good thing that we emptied the wallet at the Port Victoria fish shop, as the fish were not biting where Geoff and Marg were. They were biting 50 metres closer to the beach from where G had picked, but what a ... read more
Mikkira Station homestead
Whistler's Mother
Early morning wake-up call

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Eyre Peninsula » Elliston March 24th 2012

Elliston Sat 24 Mar - just a short drive today - 101klms - The Elliston caravan park is a lovely little caravan park (owner manager - when ever the owner is the manager we have found the park is run very well and this was no exception). We had planned to only stay over night but it was so nice we stayed an extra day. Did the Little Bay Cliff Top Drive and saw some amazing scenery over the cliff's and ocean. The next day we went for the Anxious Bay Clifftop drive and again saw some more amazing scenery. Again it was hard to just add a few photos of these drives (sorry there is so many but it was all just so beautiful). We were watching some surfers out in the ocean and then ... read more
Littel Bay Cliff top drive IMG 8495
Little Bay Cliff top drive IMG 8491
Little Bay Cliff Top drive IMG 8494

From time to time you come across something that demands its own blog. Bob and Jacquie Hayter told us about Elliston and so we decided to spend a couple of nights. Quite spectacular, and somewhat unique, is the cliff top tourist drive where there are quirky statues/displays on permanent display. Apparently the town runs a festival every two years that feature a statue competition on the tourist drive. This blog is really a set of photos to look at as each one tells its own story. However, there is a little fishing story as well. In short, Rhonda came fishing too! And what’s more, she bagged her first salmon . In order to make her capture, we had to climb down 283 steps at Locks Well. Much harder coming back up! Great spot for fishing and ... read more

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Eyre Peninsula » Elliston December 19th 2009

Day 237 - Peg 133k (Australian Great Head of Bight, Eyre Highway) to Elliston We had a fairly broken nights sleep last night due to the howling wind, that will teach us for parking on top of a cliff on the Southern Ocean. Have we learned nothing! Darryl got up in the middle of the night to let our pop up roof down as the wind was blowing it around so much making a right racket. Not to worry, day three of our Nullarbor trek dawned bright and breezy and we knew that tonight we’d be sleeping in the confines of a caravan park somewhere on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. Today our 84 day journey through Western Australia really comes to an end. With tongue in cheek, tell all your friends it’s a terrible ... read more
Genuine mileage
Dirt road detour to Elliston

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Eyre Peninsula » Elliston April 10th 2009

DAY 154 It was a clear and very cold night, we awoke this morning with a heavy dew on the tent, and you could see the droplets clearly sitting on the canvas as we were lying in bed. With the shutters open we allowed the sun to stream in and warm our space. Our “Noisy” neighbours had not surfaced as early as we expected there was no sound from them and neither could we hear their generator. However we could hear a few muffled voices from Mark and the kids in their swags just a short distance from us. Andy looked out the window and chuckled, he said all he could see where four faces poking out of the tops of the swags, and they looked like Caterpillars. Andy hopped out of bed and on went ... read more
Quad & Trailer
Final Adjustments

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