Leeuwin Way Whale
The not-so-famous Leeuwin Way Whale lies at the car park of the Eucla roadhouse off the Eyre Highway, Western Australia. Made of ferroconcrete, the whale weighs approximately 4 tonnes, and measures 10 metres long, 3 metres high, and 3 metres wide. This big whale was designed and built in Albany, Western Australia.
Eucla is located in the Goldfields-Esperance, the easternmost region of Western Australia. Road trippers using the Eyre Highway often stop at Eucla for refreshment before proceeding with their journey.
At the locality, you’ll find a hotel, a police station, restaurant and golf club. Fishing is one of the major economic activities in this locality, thanks to its proximity to the ocean.
According to a 2016 census, Eucla had a population of around 53 people. It is also the only place in Western Australia with a direct view of the Great Australian Bight due to its proximity to the Eucla Pass.
More Big Things in Western Australia
Western Australia is home to many Big Things that you would enjoy visiting or reading about. Here’s a list of some notable Big Things in Western Australia worth checking out.