Traveling northwards, just before Whyalla the small town of Arno Bay is a welcoming diversion. A right turn that takes you past bowling clubs shops and historic buildings to the beach side Arno Bay.

Arno Bay was first proclaimed under the name Bligh in 1883, the current name dates back to 1940. It is a recreational town with a number of marine and nature based attractions, including fishing, surfing and diving.

The small town was initially proclaimed in 1882 by G.H. Ayliffe under the name of 'Bligh', after Captain William Bligh, although locals resisted the name change, continually referring to the town as 'Arno Bay' until the official name change.

The town continued to grow as a port until the point where it was exporting 11 000 tonnes of grain in 1940. In the same year, the decision was finally made to alter the town's official name to 'Arno Bay', named after a sand hill.

The War Memorial and hall are on the approaches to the wider bay.

The community church likewise is on the coastal road

The Arno Bay hotel is a great classic pub

A stop over at Arno Bay should not be out of the equation.

Diary notes

Fireplace   Dump Station
General Store   Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans   Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic   Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club   Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking Jet Boating
Information   Hospital
Hang Gliding   Golf Course