There’s something for everyone to do in Cowell

4WD tracks

The Cowell area features numerous scenic drives, national parks and kilometre upon kilometre of pristine sandy beaches.

The Franklin Harbour Conservation Park

This marine park and a wetland of national importance encompassing one of South Australia’s nurseries for King George Whiting, as well as prawns, sardines, scalefish and blue swimmer crabs.

Water Park

The recent 2023 completion of the $10 million foreshore redevelopment project in Cowell, includes an all-ages water park, complete with two waterslides (summer operation), traditional playground, skate park, bouncy pillow and basketball court. The result is a must-visit destination on the Eyre Peninsula, adjacent to the Cowell Foreshore Caravan Park, offering hours of free entertainment and fun for the whole family.

Cowell Fishing Charters

Operate 7 days a week. Full and half day charters are available but you will need to pre book. With 20 years experience fishing these waters, throwing in a line with Ozzie gives you the best chance of nailing a big red and King George whiting. Phone Ozzie on 0447 811 779.


The Cowell & Franklin Harbour brochure available around the town, provides a detailed map of the area and includes an historic walk and guide to local secrets…

  • Flat Rock is a remnant of the ice age
  • The Knob is sheltered swimming beach and rocky point for fishing
  • Point Gibbon sea lions can be found dozing 500 metre walk south from the car park
  • Mt Millar Wind Farm is the Eyre Peninsula’s largest wind farm and has a public viewing area from which you can appreciate the enormity of the two 35 megawatt wind turbines
  • Ulbana Weir was constructed in 1911 to reticulate water to Cowell
  • Victoria Point – 4WD track with a view back to Cowell and across the gulf
  • Lucky Bay is coastal township with safe swimming
  • Cowell Nephrite Jade was discovered in 1965 in the Minbrie Ranges. Visit the showroom at the Cowell Jade Motel
  • Cowell Township Historic Walk – a journey through the history of Cowell
  • The National Trust Folk Museum in the Main Street will take you back in time

Visitor Information can be obtained at the Franklin Harbour Institute, 6 Main Street, Ph: (08) 8629 2019.