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Where is the Best Township on the Eyre Peninsula?

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Published October 17th 2022
Point Lowly
Point Lowly

Bounded by the Spencer Gulf and the Great Australian Bight, Eyre Peninsula is home to many of South Australia's unique townships. Some such as Port Lincoln, Coffin Bay and Whyalla are of course better known than others. But, here are a few more places that I believe deserve a mention too.

Point Lowly
Point Lowly

Point Lowly is just 30 minutes drive from Whyalla and it boasts a spectacular 12-kilometre hiking trail with pristine dunes, bushland, coastal road and gulf views. Freycinet Trail follows the Fitzgerald Bay coastline to a heritage-listed lighthouse and its two keeper's cottages. The lighthouse played a crucial role in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Driving for an hour in the opposite direction brought me to Cowell where calm waters and white sandy beaches await. The town sits on the edge of Franklin Harbour. Its 30-metre-high silo art is rather fascinating. Painted by Austin 'NITSUA' Moncrieff, the artwork features local legend Lionel and his fond tender affection for camels!

Eyre Peninsula is not all about the coast. Wudinna, an inland township, has become known for its close proximity to the majestic Gawler Ranges. And, The Big Farmer lives here along the Eyre Highway. He has a very stylish human shape with a head representing the sun, a body representing grain crops and feet representing sheep.

Another inland township further west is Penong where I stopped to learn about local farming history at a windmill museum. Among all the varieties of windmills on show, Comet was the one that caught my eye. It had previously been used to pump water for steam trains.

Where else have you discovered on the Eyre Peninsula? Let us know so that we can visit those townships too.
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There are so many great places to stay on Eyre Peninsula that I find it very difficult to pick just one. There are so many diverse attractions all over the peninsula from the desert to the sea.
by mar.g (score: 0|2) 36 days ago

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