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Explore Cowell

Cowell is situated approximately halfway between Port Augusta and Port Lincoln. It is a popular fishing destination situated on Franklin Harbour which is a land-locked harbour with a narrow entrance where boats have access to the calm waters of the harbour. Visitors can take a holiday to enjoy the pleasant climate and relaxed lifestyle.

Cowell is only a 2 hour drive from Adelaide via the Lucky Bay – Wallaroo ferry.

The sheltered waters of the harbour offer the fishermen spotted and silver whiting, snapper, squid, mullet, flathead, garfish, snook tommy ruff and blue swimmer crabs.

Cowell Silo Art

The Cowell Silo Art is a must-see attraction for art lovers and anyone who appreciates stunning murals. The mural depicts local wildlife and scenery and is painted on the side of a grain silo, making for a unique and memorable experience. Visitors can take photos, admire the artwork, and learn about the local art scene.

Don't miss the ahis amazing artwork when visiting Cowell for the convention.

Located on Franklin Harbour Road, Cowell. Open 24 hours, all year round.

Franklin Harbour Historical Museum

situated in the old Post Office residence, Main Street, Cowell - circa 1888. A comprehensive display of photos, documents, books, household and agricultural items, local geological specimens, local shells, aboriginal artefacts can be seen, telling the history and development of the Franklin Harbour Area. Three rooms - a kitchen, living room and bedroom, have been arranged in the period of the late 1800s.

You can visit and enjoy all that the Museum has to offer, daily between 10.00am - 2.00pm

Cowell Foreshore

Foreshore developments have included deepening of the boating channel and construction of a boardwalk from which you can observe at close quarters the many types of marine and bird life which inhabit this area. Provision of a sheltered BBQ area, including an adventure playground, make it an ideal picnic area. An enclosed tidal aquatic area adjacent to the jetty and boat launching ramp provides unrestricted access to sea water swimming. Shaded BBQs are situated at the foreshore adjacent to the lawn area and playground. Public Toilets with access for disabled are provided.

Cowell Agricultural Museum

The Cowell Agriculture Museum is located along the Lincoln Highway across from the Silo.

The Agriculture Museum has farming equipment ranging from many ages, and allows people to walk through between each implement freely.

Historical Walk

Take a walk around the town, reading about the history of the buildings in Cowell, please visit the Visitor Information Centre at 8 Main Street to pick up a copy of the walk.

A copy of the walk can be accessed here - Cowell Township Historical Walk


Only a short drive south of Cowell you will find some of the most spectacular white sandy beaches, perfect for swimming, fishing and relaxing. (These beaches are located on the drive from Cowell - Point Gibbon). Beaches include Cowell Beach, Flat Rock Beach, The Knob, Port Gibbon, Point Gibbon, Poverty Beach and Lucky Bay.

Cowell Oysters

For all the oysters fans - A thriving oyster industry has been established in Franklin Harbour, with a number of farms now in commercial production of these delicacies. The clean, sheltered water of the Harbour provides an excellent environment for aquaculture, and the Pacific Oysters grown locally are recognised as among the best quality available anywhere. Fresh, locally grown oysters are available all year round, from a number of retail outlets in the town or from the oyster growers themselves, who can be found along Oyster Drive.

Cowell Jade

Tourists come to Cowell from around the world to visit the home of SA's beautiful black jade.

It has been stated that Cowell Jade has the largest know reserves of Jade, in the world and is Australia's only Nephrite Jade mine.

Cowell jade makes a unique gift and is available from the Cowell Jade Motel, offering a wide range of elegant jewellery, carvings and collector's pieces.

Visit the local craft shop in the Cowell Institute on Main Street.

Mt Millar Wind Farm

The Mt Millar Wind Farm comprises 35 Wind Turbines. It currently produces 70 megawatts, providing enough energy to meet the needs of about 36,000 typical households. The wind turbine has a blade dimension of 71 metres, atop an 85 metre high tower - a combined height of more than 120 metres. Construction commenced in October 2004 with the pouring of concrete for the first wind turbine in March 2005. Physical construction was completed in December 2005, and the first electricity was generated from the site on 28th February 2006.

Fore more information, please visit:, and Humble Trail
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