During the summer season, holidaymakers flock to Arno Bay on Eyre Peninsula to enjoy the mild climate, the boating and angling and the peaceful, relaxing atmosphere.
The scenic shoreline stretching away from Arno Bay is formed by a series of lovely beaches surrounded by unique cliff formations. One of these areas, known as Redbanks, was once designated a geological monument by the Geological Society of Australia.
A visit to nearby Hincks Conservation Park and pristine Wharminda Soaks is a must for bushwalkers to discover interesting rock formations, abundant wildflowers and flora.
Nilka’s Simply Rustic Gallery, a unique 1909 building and once the farm’s shearer’s quarters, is now home to works of art, pottery and craft for sale. Telephone 08 8628 9050 for opening times.
Arno Bay began as a shipping port servicing the local farming districts, where superphosphate was brought in and cereal crops were sent out. The jetty, an old beacon and the original super shed still stand as a reminder of this era.