Ideally located in the heart of the Lower Eyre Peninsula.
Cummins has some of the most productive farming land on the Eyre Peninsula, which means that depending on the time of year you can find sweeping vistas of canola, ripe wheat fields or beautiful green barley crops surrounding the town.
Visit some of the local museums, take a scenic drive, grab a meal at the local pub and see what it’s like living in this beautiful part of the world.
As a key service hub for the surrounding areas there are plenty of amenities for travellers – there are several caravan and camping options as well as the local hotel, and a couple dining options as well as a great local café.
This thriving little town is a great example of regional Australia, and the friendly locals will welcome you in with open arms.
Things To Do
Have a picnic in Cummins Railway Triangle Park
Stop by Five Loaves Bakery for some provisions (fresh bread, local honey and preserves, anyone?) and observe farming town life. There are BBQ facilities, covered picnic areas and a playground for the kids, and don’t forget to check out the toilets! Yes, that’s right, they’re worth seeing – the mosaic art toilets were awarded an International Toilet Tourism Award in 2018! And there’s also the Wheat Lumper statue, commemorating the area’s history, and several information panels about the grain industry in the district.
Learn about the region’s history
Other than what’s in Railway Triangle Park, you can learn about the district’s history at the Koppio Smithy Museum just down the road. See original buildings in their original state, from the Blacksmith Shop and two-bedroom cottage to the schoolhouse, a tailor shop and historical farm machinery.
And learn some more…
The Bellewood Museum – open by appointment – captures the district’s history through a collection of local farming, household and family artefacts.
Visit Korinya Farm Gate
This working farm offers accommodation and food workshops (think cheese making, sausage making and cooking classes with pick-your-own fresh seasonal vegetables) as well as selling pasture-raised meat for your table. Want a taste of farming life? Check this place out!
Visit the shoe tree
After bushfires in 2005, a shoe mysteriously appeared in the branches of a tree between Cummins and Port Lincoln. And so the tradition was born: backpackers and visitors to the area add shoes to the collection, and the tree is covered in shoes (like a fruit you won’t want to pick). You won’t miss it.
Use Cummins as a base, and explore the surrounding regions
Cummins’ central and quiet location makes it an ideal place to base yourself, and visit the surrounding places. The beach is just a 30 minute drive!
Festivals & Events
Christmas in Cummins
Never had a white Christmas? You can have on in Cummins! Sort of. The yearly Cummins Christmas Wonderland has been delighting visitors and locals alike since it began, and is open every day in December (even Christmas!). Father Christmas makes the journey from the North Pole every day for a visit once school finishes, and the annually changing magical displays and activities are enchanting for the kids.