Cowell is the promised land for seafood fans


Yellow fin whiting, one of the finest eating fish in the ocean, frequent the shallow, warm waters of the Franklin Harbour and the nearby beaches. Throw in a line to catch whiting, or South Australia’s prime King George whiting.

The warm waters also attract blue swimmer crabs and these legendary crustaceans are relatively easy to catch…drop a pot off the jetty nearby.

Oysters are also farmed in the Harbour. Available from the seafood producers in Cowell, add this delightful morsel to your ultimate seafood platter, pour a wine and watch an amazing sunset across the water.


The Commercial hotel is a great family friendly hotel with warm country hospitality. With great meals and outstanding service, visitors leave with a memorable experience.

Or try the Franklin Harbour Hotel directly alongside the Park. Established in 1881 the Hotel is steeped in history. You will not be disappointed by the pig on a spit served every Wednesday night.

Do you live, breathe and dream coffee? Experience the Park’s love affair with RIO Coffee and the brewtiful art of coffee making.