Short Stays

Seeing the Best of the West in Elliston

Staying just a short time in Elliston makes it hard to see everything that the Eyre Peninsula and the Great Australian Bight have to offer. We have developed a short stay itinerary to help you get the Best of the West while you are staying at the Elliston Apartments.

Ideas for shorter stays of 2 or 3 nights

If you have two to three nights in beautiful Elliston, there are lots of ways to rest and relax:

Enjoy the scenery

  • Take an afternoon or morning walk to the northern end of Beach Terrace, check out the Silvio Apponyi squid sculpture on the lawns and get the sand between your toes on the Town Beach.
  • Take a walk to the historic 420metre long jetty (built in 1900) via the Town Beach and return via the walking track.
  • Try the walking trail loop that takes in Boords Beach, Wellington Point and Little Bay, coming back via the Esplanade or the track around the golf course.

 

Take a drive

  • Take the drive to Little Bay and the Little Bay Clifftop Lookout – check out the islands named by Matthew Flinders as he passed by in 1802. See Bird Rock and the beautiful Waterloo Bay named for the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, with Points Wellington and Wellesley guarding the entrance. Go a little farther on the track and you will see where the intrepid surfers carry their boards down on a north wind to surf into the small bay near the huge cliffs. Nearby is the oldest cemetery and a great view of Elliston's hinterland.
  • Take the Anxious Bay Clifftop Drive to get magnificent views of the cliffs, islands and rolling surf of the Great Southern Ocean. Check out the famous surf break at Blacks and look for sculpture like Romy’s ‘Thongz’ and Siv Grava’s ‘Mara’. Look for dolphins and sealions that like to play in Waterloo Bay and wonder how ships were able to pass through the gap in reef that is 'The Bar' to get to the jetty to offload the supplies and pick up the wheat, barley and wool.

 

Taking it easy

  • Watch the paper come in at the shop and then sit in the sun on the verandah and read the morning paper with a coffee from Bakery No9 and a freshly delivered bun or cake.
  • Have a round of golf!
  • Visit the Elliston Information Centre for a travelling exhibition, great local produce and craft items, the Op Shop and tourist information.
  • Check out the stunning murals on the Community Hall and other buildings around the town.
  • Children of all ages will enjoy the playground.

 

Hitting the water

  • Try surf fishing at Locks Well, Sheringa, Talia or Mt Camel. From June to August you can take part in the annual Australian Salmon Fishing Championship. Details: www.elliston.com.au/salmon .
  • Just on dark, try fishing for Tommie Ruffs (Australian Herring) from the famous Elliston jetty.
  • Try for squid and other fish in the morning or during the day.

Accomodation Prices

Rates start from only $110/night

Apartment Units - NEW RATES
$130 $110 per night for two people + free continental breakfast for 2

Cabin Apartments
$150 $110 per night for two people + free continental breakfast for 2

PLUS: the longer you stay the cheaper it gets - conditions apply

Please call us on 08 8687 9028 with any questions you might have, or use our contact form.

Wondering what to do in Elliston?

Staying just a short time in Elliston makes it hard to see everything that the Eyre Peninsula and the Great Australian Bight have to offer. Stay a while longer to see and do some of our favourite things which include:

Enjoy the scenery with a scenic walk

Walk along Beach Terrace, see the Silvio Apponyi squid sculpture, the historic 420metre long jetty (built in 1900) via the Town Beach and return via the walking track, the walking trail loop that takes in Boords Beach, Wellington Point and Little Bay, coming back via the Esplanade or the track around the golf course.

Take a drive

Little Bay and the Little Bay Clifftop Lookout, Bird Rock, Points Wellington and Wellesley, Anxious Bay Clifftop Drive, sculptures including Romy’s ‘Thongz’ and Siv Grava’s ‘Mara’ and look for dolphins and sealions that like to play in Waterloo Bay.

Taking it easy

Sit in the sun on the verandah and read the morning paper with a coffee from the Bakery and a freshly made bun or cake, have a round of golf, visit the Elliston Information Centre with great local produce and craft items, the Op Shop and tourist information, check out the stunning murals on the Community Hall and other buildings around the town, and children of all ages will enjoy the playground.

Hitting the water

Try surf fishing at Locks Well, Sheringa, Talia or Mt Camel. From June to August you can take part in the annual Australian Salmon Fishing Championship,  or just on dark try fishing for Tommie Ruffs (Australian Herring) from the famous Elliston jetty, and try for squid and other fish in the morning or during the day.