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Close to the Streaky Bay, a small town on the north-west of the Eyre Peninsula, tourist maps show a place labeled as a “Whistling Rock”. If you haven’t been there before, it is hard to imagine what is really happening there, but this should only add more fuel to your curiosity as this place should be in the “must see” list.

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Black head, at first, seems to be a very usual rock platform, the same as tens of others in the Sydney region. In addition to that, it is not marked as a tourist attraction of any kind.

Despite of this, head is very popular – here you can spend all day looking for fossils.

Black Head is considered as one of the best places for fossil hunting on the coast, if you know what to look for, you can find examples of fossil trees and, with additional luck, small sea creatures.

It is a 2 hour drive from Sydney to Gerroa (140 kilometers). Parking is at the end of Stafford Street.

Don’t forget – digging, breaking or removing the rocks is prohibited, all you need is to know what to look for.

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– images from Fliсkr

Ben Boyd Tower, originally designed as a lighthouse, was built in 1846, but was never used as planned and most of the time served for commercial whale spotting. Tower is a part of the Ben Boyd National Park.

18.9 meters high, tower is located in approximately 35 kilometres from Eden, on the southern side of the Twofold Bay. Follow an Edrom Road until “Ben Boyd National Park – Tower” sign which directs you to turn right onto gravel road (1.5 km). Read more…