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Murphy's Haystacks are inselberg rock formations located at Mortana, between Streaky Bay and Port Kenny on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. They obtained their name because a traveller in a coach saw the formation in the distance. He asked how a farmer could produce so much hay. As the farm was on a property owned by a man called Murphy, the rocks became known as Murphy's Haystacks.The site is listed on the South Australian Heritage Register.Make Murphys Haystacks a centerpiece of your Streaky Bay vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Streaky Bay tourist route planner.
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Worth a visit if nearby to see one of Natures gems.Walking paths constructed around the rocks, local honey on sale too. No charge to view rocks. more »
Great place to stop over! A small donation of $2 per person in required and you might even snag yourself some local honey for $5 more »
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Visited Murphy's Haystack and was taken back by these magnificent rock formations. Certainly worth a trip out there to see this phenomenon in the middle of the field. We also bought the local honey wh... more »
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