Cleve is located on the Eyre Peninsula, south of Whyalla. This small township is the ‘Rural Heart of Eyre Peninsula’, with its major industries being agriculture and retail. Cleve’s history dates back to the 1850s. The area was seen as good wheat and sheep country, but the harshness of the environment and the loneliness of the Eyre Peninsula discouraged women settlers, with the first female arriving nine years after her husband. Today, Cleve is a quiet little community with an attractive main street. There is a number of mosaic and public artworks on display, depicting local heritage and culture. The National Trust Agricultural and Folk Museum is located in the old Council Chambers in Third Street and is open upon request. The Lions Centenary Park is just the place for a barbecue or picnic. The Yeldulknie Weir is located five kilometres from town and was completed in 1912 to supply the towns of Arno Bay and Cowell. Here you are able to explore the State Heritage listed Wheelhouse and the walking trails, while taking in a picnic or barbecue in this picturesque recreational area.
Those visiting this quaint little town, located along the Birdseye Highway, can find short and long-term parking at the Cleve Showground RV Park.Whilst there is an option for a negotiable length of stay, all sites will cost $10 per vehicle per night, payable to the donation box located on-site. Potable water is available at the showground, and a dump point is located at Centenary Park.
Cleve and its surrounding district has everything from the magnificent scenery of the plains and hills to the seaside beauty of Arno Bay. Go sailing and fishing on the coast, enjoy the spectacular views of the hills and Spencer Gulf.
Cleve Newsagency, Fourth St, Cleve
Ph: 08 8628 2183
Short & Long Term Parking
Cleve Showground, Birdseye Hwy, Honesty Box, $10pvpn
Cleve Showground, Birdseye Hwy
North Terrace, Ph: 08 8628 2399
13 Main St, Ph: 08 8628 2004
23 Main St, Ph: 08 8628 2072
Foodland, Main St, Ph: 08 8628 2158