Longer Stays

Seeing the Best of the West in Elliston

Staying just a short time in Elliston means you can miss out on so much that the Eyre Peninsula and the waters of the Great Australian Bight have to offer, so we hope you will consider staying a few extra days with us. We have developed a longer stay itinerary that lists our favourite attractions and activities to help you get the Best of the West while you are staying at the Elliston Apartments.

Ideas for longer stays of 3 nights or longer

If you want to make sure you see everything – from the scenic hinterland to the majesty of the great Southern Ocean – longer stays will help.

If you have three or more nights in beautiful Elliston, you could:

Take it easy

  • Try surf fishing, surfing or watching for dolphins, seals and the occasional whale at nearby beaches: Locks Well, Mt Camel Beach, Talia and Sheringa
  • Bring your boat to try your luck in waters brimming with different fish – launch at the Anxious Bay boat ramp to fish the waters around Waldergrave Island or launch off the boat ramp in Waterloo Bay to fish in the bay. Also try out Venus Bay, Sceale Bay and Baird Bay.
  • Go for daily walks; fish; surf; relax. The beach is always changing.
  • Or you could visit local cemeteries at Elliston, Bramfield, Colton, Lake Hamilton and others for a glimpse into the past.
  • Enjoy the hustle and bustle when the paper comes in, grab a coffee at the Waterloo Bay Cafe, the Saltwater Roadhouse or Bakery9 and sit for a while.


Take a drive

Explore places to the north:

  • Visit Walker’s Rock to see one of the longest beaches on the West Coast.
    • Swim, surf, snorkel and fish
    • Go for a drive to Lovers Rocks and beyond – only for experienced 4WD drivers
  • Drive up to Talia Caves – a ‘not to be missed’ scenic spot with caves, caverns and a fantastic view of the beach to the south at the end of the road loop. Access to the main cave is provided by wooden steps.
  • Drive on up to Venus Bay and while you are there:
    • Walk or drive to see the Needle Eye Lookout
    • Check out the interesting curved jetty and the local prawn fishing boat.
    • Fish for trevally or whiting or buy some locally caught Venus Bay prawns - we think the ocean prawns are superior in flavour to ones caught in the Gulf.
    • Make friends with the pelicans in the bay
    • Enjoy the views on the way, including Lake Newland salt lake lying behind the sandhills of Walker’s Rock beach
  • Streaky Bay is about an 1 1/2  hour's drive from Elliston and there is plenty to see on the way:
    • Stop at Talia Caves and Venus Bay.
    • Stop in at Mt Camel to see another of the famous surf fishing beaches.
    • Take in the unusual pink granite inselburgs called Murpheys Haystacks on the Pt Labatt/Sceale Bay road. (Take a side trip to Pt Labatt or into Sceale Bay and up to Streaky Bay via the dirt road.)
    • Take a drive around Streaky Bay and have some lunch at the bakery, pub or Mocean Restaurant. Buy some fresh oysters.

Explore places to the south:

  • Take a drive down to Pt Lincoln, home of Makybe Diva, winner of three Melbourne Cups
  • Eat and/or buy some oysters in Coffin Bay
  • Stop by the Lake Hamilton Eating House, a stopover for Cobb and Co in years gone by.
  • Stop at the Cummings Lookout for a clifftop view of the Southern Ocean and the rugged cliffs
  • Look out for the stone walls that creep across the paddocks
  • Visit Locks Well to check out the famous surf fishing beach. 
    • Check out the view, spectacular at sunset.
    • Tackle the 283 steps onto the beach
    • Try surf fishing at its best


Maybe a week isn’t long enough after all!

Elliston is a lovely place to return time after time. It has a wonderful climate and superb scenery. A great place to relax and enjoy life.

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.