Elliston Eyre Peninsula

Port Kenny was originally named Kenny’s Landing and was used to transfer grain onto the barges for shipping out from Venus Bay. The township was surveyed in 1912 and named after local landholder MSW Kenny. ATTRACTIONS Port Kenny is well known for recreational fishing. Whiting, flathead, trevally and garfish are commonly caught. Port Kenny is also close to Baird Bay, Murphy’s Haystacks, Point Labatt sea lion colony to the north and Talia Caves and the Venus Bay Conservation Park to the south and west. Population: 30 Swelling to several hundred in holidays. Venus Bay is renowned for excellent fishing opportunities and has a beautiful, calm bay that is perfect for family holidays. The Bay is known to hold whiting, salmon, garfish, snook, Australian herring, flathead and gummy shark. It also has some top surfing spots and is a must for diving and snorkelling enthusiasts. HISTORY Venus Bay was named by Robert Venn who sailed into the Bay in 1848 in his schooner named Venus. ATTRACTIONS VENUS BAY JETTY The uniquely curved jetty is home to the West Coast prawn trawlers and boasts good fishing all year round. It is lit at night for the keen anglers. South Head Walking Trail & Needle Eye Lookout (See Venus Bay map for details.) VENUS BAY CONSERVATION PARK Covers the peninsula and the islands within Venus Bay. Huge variety of birds, mammals and reptiles. (See District Map on page 12 for details.) 14

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