Leeuwin Way Whale in Eucla

Leeuwin Way Whale - a giant sculpture of a whale laying on a bed of rocks
Leeuwin Way Whale in Eucla (Source: Creative Commons)

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. 

The shore where the whale lies was the only whaling station in the Southern Hemisphere, now a museum devoted to the old Telegraph Station and the meteorological station. 

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. 

  • Giant Ram in Wagin
  • Big Camera in Meckering 
  • Big Apple in Donnybrook 
  • Big Wheelbarrow in Port Hedland 
  • Big Periodic Table in Joondalup
  • Bert Bolle Barometer in Denmark
  • Big Bobtail in Kalamunda

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