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Port Elliot - Cities, Towns and Localities
The historic coastal village of Port Elliot is located between Victor Harbor and Middleton and situated on Horseshoe Bay, a sheltered small bay off the larger Encounter Bay.

Visitors to the village can wander The Strand area with its historic buildings, craft shops, restaurants and cafes. Enjoy the stunning views on the coastal walk, encompassing a number of sites of interest including Aboriginal middens.

Horseshoe Bay offers a protected swimming beach that is well frequented during the summer holidays, and for those who like surfing, Boomer Beach on the western edge of the town is the place to go.

With headlands and bays, magnificent coastal scenery, pristine ocean vistas, and its close proximity to a range of activities and event throughout the Fleurieu Peninsula, it is no surprise that Port Elliot is a popular holiday destination.

Check out our listing of Port Elliot accommodation and Fleurieu Peninsula accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

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Boomer Beach
• With the huge waves, it is no wonder that this is one of the best surfing locations for the experienced surfer on the South Australian coast.
The Cockle Train Experience
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• The Cockle Train travels along the oldest steel railed railway in Australia dating back to 1887 when it was constructed to provide a link between the River Murray and the ocean wharfs at Pt Elliot and later at Victor Harbor. Based at the Goolwa Depot, it commences its daily run from Goolwa station, in the historic Wharf Precinct alongside the River Murray. After crossing the main Goolwa to Victor road the line heads off across the plains to Middleton, picking up or dropping off passengers on request, and then to Port Elliot where it reaches the Encounter Bay coast. On leaving Port Elliot the train climbs to the top of the coastal cliffs and passengers then experience some of the most picturesque coastal scenery on the Fleurieu Peninsula, with nothing separating you from the beach below and a perfect view of the Southern Ocean. During winter you may even catch sight of the Southern Right Whales.
• The local jetty, rocks and surf fishing provide enjoyment for those wanting to cast a reel.
Port Elliot National Trust Historic Centre & Railway Station
• Port Elliot Railway Station, Henry St, PORT ELLIOT SA 5212  • Ph: 08 8554 2024
• Open Sunday and Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm / Other times by arrangement.
• Situate in the Port Elliot Railway Station, there is an award winning display that depicts Australia's First Public Railway (1854) and Seaport (1852-1864). There are local histories, and history walks by arrangement.
SteamRanger Heritage Railway
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• The SteamRanger Heritage Railway operates a number of different heritage steam and diesel hauled tourist trains between Mt Barker in the Adelaide Hills, up over the crest of the southern Mt Lofty Ranges, down to Strathalbyn and on through the coastal holiday towns of Goolwa and Port Elliot to the tourist resort town of Victor Harbor.
The Strand
• Wander The Strand with its old buildings, browse the craft shops, and enjoy some refreshment in the cafes. At the end of The Strand is the Southern Ocean and a viewing point over Horseshoe Bay, providing a great spot for viewing the passing Southern Right Whales during winter.
Surfing and Swimming
• Horseshoe Bay offers a picturesque safe body surfing and swimming location for all ages, patrolled seasonally. Just south of the SLSC is Ladies Bay, a more secluded sandy beach area where you can swim and explore the rock pool. Crockery Bay is great for just paddling and collecting sea shells.

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Port Elliot Distance

Distance to Port Elliot
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Port Elliot:
• Adelaide 84
• Cape Jervis 66
• Encounter Bay 10
• Goolwa 11
• Hayborough 4
• Mccracken 4
• McLaren Vale 48
• Middleton 4
• Murray Bridge 86
• Victor Harbor 7
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
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