Eyre Peninsula Visitor Guide : 2018-2019 Eyre Peninsula Visitor Guide
Venus Bay, Port Kenny, Lock and Sheringa | eyrepeninsula.com 51 POINTS OF INTEREST Approximately 10 minutes south of Venus Bay, Mount Camel Beach offers excellent year-round surf fishing for salmon, mullet and large Australian herring (Tommy Ruff). Keen hikers can follow the South Head Walking Trail at Venus Bay and spot dolphin pods surfing and frolicking through the waves at the bay’s entrance. Elsewhere you’ll see Australian sea lions and sea eagles. The nearby Needle Eye Lookout provides amazing views of towering rugged cliffs and, between June and October, this is a great viewing spot for Southern Right whales as they migrate to the Great Australian Bight. The Venus Bay Conservation Park comprises Weyland Peninsula and the seven islands within Venus Bay. Discover over 100 bird varieties, 12 native mammals and 25 reptile species. Venus Bay and its offshore waters are also part of the West Coast Bays Marine Park. Why not follow the Talia Cave Tourist Drive? The route begins some 20 minutes south of Venus Bay and leads to two great caves: The Tub and The Woolshed. Both caves are beautifully coloured by the distinctive limestone and granite formations common to these areas. The area is also home to 100,000 year-old fossil cocoons, locally known as ‘clogs’. The weevils that lived in these cocoons (Leptopius duponti) once inhabited this area. PORT KENNY 18 kilometres from Venus Bay map reference N5 Port Kenny serves as a central point for the surrounding agricultural district and offers easy access to some of the best wildlife experiences the west coast has to offer. POINTS OF INTEREST Port Kenny is only a short drive from the sea lions of Point Labatt, the remarkable rock formations known as Murphy’s Haystacks and the awesome beach of Mount Camel. The township has an award-winning seafood hotel, pub, caravan park accommodation and a service station. Port Kenny makes the perfect base for anglers with either jetty or boat fishing. LOCK 91 kilometres from Elliston map reference Q6 Located in the heart of Eyre Peninsula, Lock is a small rural hub that services a farming community. Housed in the town’s former police station, the Heritage Museum commemorates the sacrifices of war and the rich farming heritage with a range of equipment and historic photographs of the area. POINTS OF INTEREST The town has a variety of sports facilities, accommodation and shopping. The Apex Park has undercover barbecue facilities and Pioneer Park has established native trees. Comprising over 25,000 hectares of Mallee country, Hambidge Wilderness Protection Area is home to Prominent Hill. Access is via a 4WD-only track. Hincks Wilderness Protection Area and Bascombe Well Conservation Park are also accessible from Lock. SHERINGA 43 kilometres from Elliston map references P6 Sheringa Beach offers safe surf for people of all ages, sand dunes and great beach fishing with catches of salmon, mullet, flathead and King George whiting. The Roadhouse is open daily, selling fuel and most necessities. Camping is available at the Sheringa Camp Grounds. A ticket box is located onsite.