Elliston Eyre Peninsula

SHERINGA Sheringa, situated on the Flinders Highway 40 kms south of Elliston, is a small township surrounded by pastoral properties. It was established in 1876 and was formerly home to a boarding house and changing station for horses, then to the telephone exchange and post office for the local community. Sheringa beach offers a camping area on Round Lake, close to the beautiful white, rolling sandhills and ocean. VENUS BAY 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 5 for details.) PORT KENNY 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. Lock Area School Community Library Boomerang Motel Lock Hotel Lock Caravan Park RV dump point Netball Tennis Courts Kukathu Dam Silos Grain Bunkers Community Swimming Pool Oval Lock Deli B ird s ey e H w y Lock Community Health & Welfare Centre Hitchcock St Palkagee Road Ettridge St Hawson St Heron St Terre St North Tce West Tce Dearman St South Tce Starke St Tod Hwy (Railway Tce) Birdseye Hwy Palkagee St Silo Rd McLachlan Rd T o d H w y S H Wheaton Rd Flinders Hwy Chintabie St Main St Beach Tce Beach Tce Anderson St Cheetina Tce Murray St Devon St Sunny St LittleSt Symnes St Port Kenny Area School Port Kenny Caravan Park Port Kenny Hotel Port Kenny Jetty P Public BBQ Boat Ramp Caravan Park Food Fuel Mechanical Motel Parking Picnic Table Playground Police Post Office Public Telephone Public Toilet RV Dump Point Safe Swimming Scenic Lookout Supermarket Visitor Info Outlet Walking/Cycling Track S LEGEND 9 To Elliston Sandham St Ocean View Rd English St Thomas St Bay Rd Weyland Dr James St Matson Tce South Head Walking Trail Venus Bay Jetty South Head Needle Eye Lookout VENUS BAY Venus Bay Caravan Park Venus Bay General Store Seat P