Local Attractions

EllistonElliston is a beautiful holiday location situated on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. There is plenty to do regardless of your holiday preferences - we have on our doorstep a large number of amazing places to see, as well as plenty of relaxing things to do.

When you are staying with us we want to make sure you have the most enjoyable stay possible, and we are more than happy to help you with any questions and give advice on what to see and do. All you have to do is ask :)


SnapperTake the time to have a look at our suggested Short Stay and Longer Stay itineraries - we've put together these lists of suggested activities to help you get the Best of the West while you are staying at the Elliston Apartments.

The area boasts great fishing - you can fish from your boat, stunning beaches or the heritage jetty. Catch whiting, garfish, salmon, snapper, trevally and huge tommy ruffs. We have ample off street parking and wash down facilities for boats.  Clean your catch inside our excellent fish cleaning hut which is on site.


Waterloo BayIf you prefer scenic drives, Elliston has some great places to visit at your own leisure, including Anxious Bay Clifftop Drive, Little Bay Clifftop Drive, Locks Well, Walker's Rock, Mount Camel, Talia Caves, Sheringa Beach and Lake Newland Conservation Park.

Ask at our reception and we will be more than happy to help with tips and suggestions on planning your scenic day trips.



Locks Well dolphinIf you are feeling energetic, Elliston has several sporting facilities. The Elliston Golf Club is a 9 hole course with spectacular views over the Great Australian Bight. The town has a large oval for a kick of the footy, as well as floodlit tennis courts.

There are also many serious surfing spots, including Blacks on the point in Anxious Bay - ideal for more advanced surfers.



Market DayFor a more cultural experience, and for those wanting to take it easy, you will be amazed how much local art is located in and around Elliston. Sculpture like Romy's thongs can be seen on on the Anxious Bay Clifftop Drive, Silvio Apponyi's squid is near the old jetty site and Dave Beaty's Whale Tail is right in the town centre. The town mural on the Community Agricultural Hall is famous across the Eyre Peninsula. More sculpture appears at events which take place every few years such as Sculpture at Play on Waterloo Bay. Bushwalking & birdwatching are popular pastimes and there is an great walking track that goes along the beach, loops around town and includes the jetty area. The walking trail is soon to be upgraded and made even better.

Accommodation Prices

Rates start from only $120/night

Apartment Units
$120 per night for two people ($100 pensioner rate) + free continental breakfast for 2

Cabin Apartments
$120 per night for two people ($100 pensioner rate) + 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.