The small‚ pleasant town of Cummins serves an important agricultural district on the Lower Eyre Peninsula. The rich‚ undulating country produces several different crops as well as livestock and is one of South Australia's most productive areas. The railway from Port Lincoln arrived in Cummins in 1907‚ providing a direct link to the region's main economy today. Cummins grain terminal rivals that in Port Lincoln for size and there are a number of farm machinery businesses.
Sport is important in the leisure time of Cummins. There are excellent facilities for tennis‚ lawn bowls‚ golf and swimming and the Recreation Centre includes an indoor sporting stadium. A pleasant place to stop whilst in town is the Railway Triangle which has picnic and barbecue facilities and a playground.