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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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This is just off the side of the main road and definitely worth a visit. Good signage and fun for the kids to run around in, climb, scramble and hide more »
We were told about The Haystacks as a must see on our drive around The Eyre Peninsular. They are amazing, the formations, the size, and just off the main road, you could easily drive by, but walking a... more »
There's rocks all over the place in Australia and they never disappoint! First time I've seen these shapes and great for a short walk and some nice pictures. Also bought some lovely local honey which ... more »
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