Elliston (14th Jan)

Elliston

Elliston

We finally made it to Elliston which was a pre planned destination, we actually booked a spot in the park way back in July before leaving Tassie, as soon as we drove into the park there was kids playing cricket, all ages riding there bikes and a good atmosphere about the place, after finding our site and getting set we bumped into some friends we met at Whyalla who invited us over to there van for New Years Dinner.

New Years Eve Dinner with Bill and Rita from Hobart, and David and Lessie with Hank their dog, Robyn and Partner from Cains.

New Years Eve Dinner with Bill and Rita from Hobart, and David and Lessie with Hank their dog, Robyn and Partner from Cains.

We all had a great night and a big thankyou to Rita and Bill for putting on a fantastic meal starting with Crayfish then lamb roast on the weber with all the trimmings and to finish of with the best coconut panna cotta i have ever tasted.

Elliston Cliffs

Elliston Cliffs

we stayed at the Elliston caravan park for two weeks so had plenty of time to look around, after exploring the beaches and local jetty we went for a drive along the cliff tops where the town had placed quite a few sculptures.

Elliston Sculptures

Elliston Sculptures

Some more along the clff top drive.

Some more along the cliff top drive.

while in the area we went for a drive to Streaky Bay a nice town with great beaches we did a good shop there and re stocked our fridge and cupboards from the supermarket also re stocked the drinks cupboard Robyn getting low on midori and beers almost gone, on the way back from Streaky we took a detour and went for a look at the seal colony about 30 klm’s from Streaky, they were good to watch lazying around with the occasional cooling off with a swim.

Seals at Streaky

Seals at Streaky

from the seals we headed back towards Elliston and came across some caves and blow holes with nice rock formations.

Blow hole

Blow hole

Streaky Bay

Streaky Bay

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Streaky Bay

Streaky Bay

Streaky Bay

Streaky Bay

After relaxing taking long walks and bike rides on the beaches of Elliston (even saw some cheeky sea lions come up on the front beach having a play in the surf, trying the delicacies from the bakery and sampling the cold beers from the local pub we can say we have really enjoyed our stay at Elliston, its a place we would love to go back to again and can see why the two caravan parks here are full for the holidays.

so we are on our way to Murphy’s Haystacks for the night and meeting up with Bruce and Elizabeth who we met at Whyalla a few weeks ago and then across the epic road trip across the Nullarbor, until next post, travel safe.
John & Robyn.

Robyn on one of the Sculptures.

Robyn on one of the Sculptures.

 

14 Comments

  1. Christine and Peter

    Great Post and pics, Elliston looks nice place to be, keep them coming. 🙂

  2. Thanks Christine and Peter, yes we can recommend elliston for a visit, much to see in the area and the caravan park is great.

  3. david,donna and oscar

    Howdy guys how are yas. your car looks great sorry its been so long since we said gday. my father was born and raised in Elliston and we still love going back there for holidays. we are in tamworth for the music festival at the moment its pretty awesome. happy travels in WA and hope to catch up with yas for a cold one or 4 in the near future:) great photo work mate

    • Hi Guy’s Its a great time at the Tamworth country western festival, i remember it well, and yes M8 Elliston was great to kick back and relax, the beaches are great, we have just reached Norseman and experienced the Nullarbor with extreme temperatures all the way, but that just added to the trip, always envisioned the plains to be hot and dusty and they didn’t let us down, that would be great if we can catch up with you’s up north and we can definitely have a few or 4 🙂 we look forward to the next Rock & Roll night, take care and safe travels guy’s and give Oscar a big pat for us 🙂

  4. Bill and Rita

    Lovely photos, John and Robyn! Good to see the photos from Elliston, including New Year’s Eve. We enjoyed Streaky Bay, specially the two Loop drives in the area. How did you go at Murphy’s Haystacks? They are fascintating, aren’t they? Hope all is going well across the Nullarbor. We played the Nullarbor Links, which broke the trip up nicely, although by Norseman it was stinking hot. We had longer in Kalgoorlie than planned as our fridge died and we had to get a new one shipped up from Perth and then installed. The day we left there and drove to Wave Rock it was 46 degrees all the way – nasty! We had a lovely few days at Hopetoun – really recommend it, plus driving east as far as Starvation Bay (Masons Bay on the way is spectacular), and west into Fitzgerald River National Park where we particularly loved East Mylies Beach and West Beach. We are now in Bremer Bay, only staying 2 nights as they are charging $65 per night for a powered site – most expensive by about 50% compared with anywhere else we’ve stayed in the last 10 months. Off to Emu Beach near Albany tomorrow.

    • Hi Bill and Rita, sound like you guys had some bad luck with the fridge, we thought ours was broken to till we removed the mossie net we put on the vent and the temperature dropped a little lol.
      Will definitely look at all the places mentioned except maybe bremer bay which sounds a bit expensive for us 🙂
      Thankyou again for new year dinner it was delicious, John keeps talking about dessert and wants me to make it, but accidentally on purpose I forgot to get the recipe lol…..
      Take care, drive safely and hope to catch up somewhere along the way xxx

  5. mumandad

    looking good Rob. looks windy thou, was it, you are well covered up for 40+ temps/ lots of love o both

    • Hi mum and dad, yes it was windy that day and we have only had a few 40+ days until we hit the nullabor lol….. Xxx

  6. Hi Robyn and John
    Looks like you had a great time in Elliston
    love the pics you both look really relaxed
    take care xx

  7. Hello John and Robyn, its been awhile but I wait eagerly for your next post, it looks like a real adventure and even though im stuck in one place your blog takes me around with you, the places you guy’s go look great and hope one day I can go to them too, look forward to the next one cheers Gary!!

    • Thanks Gary, yes we are having a great time and im glad you like following our trip, i can only suggest to you that you get out and have look its a big and diverse country with lots to see,do and good friends to meet along the way, as said many times before the best part of travelling is the people you meet up with and all the stories that are told.
      Cheers John and Robyn.

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