Cummins

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Cummins

Ideally located in the heart of the Eyre Peninsula

Cummins has played a vital role as a service hub to the agriculture industry since being settled in 1904, the region contains some of the most productive farming land on the Eyre Peninsula.  Many historic buildings remain in Cummins highlighting this rich histroy, including the old butter factory, a horse dip and the original government dam. The railway line to Port Lincoln was completed in 1907 and the railway loading triangle is now a park with free barbecue, picnic area, playground and toilets.

Home to a good collection of shops, health and sport facilities and accommodation, including a community-operated caravan park, Cummins is a thriving service hub for outlying farming communities.

The Cummins Milling Company is the only flourmill on Eyre Peninsula, producing bread, flour and stock feed, while a huge silo and bunker system provides grain storage before it’s transferred to Port Lincoln.

Attractions

Sheoak Craft Cottage

See local quilting and scrapbooking craft on display, or stock up on haberdashery supplies and giftware. Regular quilting, scrapbooking and needlework classes are on offer. Open Tuesday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm, or by appointment - phone (08) 8676 2773. Located at 16A Railway Terrace.

A Tree with a Difference

After the Eyre Peninsula bushfires in 2005, a boot mysteriously appeared in the branches of this tree and it soon become a tradition for backpackers and visitors to the area to add a boot or shoe to the collection. Located south of Cummins on the Tod Highway.

Coolangatta Cut Flowers

Visitors are welcome to tour this three-acre commercial flower farm which specialises in cultivated flowers in hot houses. Local Eyre Peninsula florists are supplied with flowers from the farm.  The shop is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and also open Saturdays.  Contact 08 86762112.

Wild Timber

Specialising in Tasmanian timbers and veneers, this family business creates custom-designed timber furniture and crafts and sells timber for turning.  Located at 16 Railway Tce, Cummins.

Bellwood Museum

Located 15km north of Cummins, in the small township of Yeelanna, the Bellwood Museum houses a collection of local farming, household and family artefacts. The Biographical Gallery tells the stories of over forty of Yeelanna’s past residents. Open by appointment - to arrange a time phone (08) 8676 5049 or (08) 8676 5021.

Scenic Drives & Walking Trails

The magnificent fishing and surf beaches of the Eyre Peninsula are an easy 30minute drive from Cummins. Highlights on the west coast include Kapinnie Lakes, Mount Greenly, the drystone walls and Lake Hamilton and the old coach house on Flinders Highway. En route to the east coast look out for Glendara Rose Garden, the Koppio Smithy Museum and the Tod River Reservoir and Museum.

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