STREAKY BAY

Traveling south along the coast of the Eyre Peninsula the first town we come to is the coastal fishing town of Streaky Bay. The town is nestled on the northern shore of the Bay. Streaky Bay, so named by Mathew Flinders noting the ‘streaks’ in the bay. It is now known thought these streaks are caused by the release of oils by certain species of seaweed in the bay.

Streaky Bay is a very attractive small town, with care of heritage, gardens, with the provision of all essential services.

In 1839, Edward John Eyre, the renowned explorer, established a small base about 3 kilometres from the Streaky Bay Township which he used as a store for his overland expeditions to Point Bell. This site, known as Eyre's Waterhole, can still be seen today just off the road to Port Kenny.

Wheat growing began in the 1880s and by 1906, 31,000 bags of wheat and 470 bales of wool had been exported from Streaky Bay by ship The Museums give a good insight into the local history.

Pastoralists moved into the area from 1854. The town was officially proclaimed in 1872, originally called Flinders, but was changed in 1940 to Streaky Bay to reflect local usage of the name

A stroll out onto the Jetty is recommended.

The Anglican and United Churches are classic 100 year old buildings.

The Streaky Bay Hotel is a delightful and majestic building. Be sure to stop off and have a refreshment or coffee at this great pub.

The Streaky Bay War Memorial has great profile at the southern end of the town ship.

An overnighter or a few  days ‘off’ is recommended for Streaky Bay.

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