The town of Milang is around 70 kilometres south of Adelaide on the Fleurieu Peninsula and is known for being a sleepy town on the shore of Lake Alexandrina, having a collection of historic colourful shacks, plenty of pelicans and birdlife, and a boat ramp for fishing or taking part in water sports on the lake. The great thing about it too, is it’s only a hop skip and jump from the Langhorne Creek and Currency Creek wine regions.
Did you know that you can play a part in history by contributing to the State Library of South Australia digital collection? Your contribution will become a part of South Australia’s history in a collection called ‘Remember My Story Covid – 19’.
The purpose of the collection will be to have an historical record of how the pandemic affected our state and communities and how our society dealt with the crisis. The library is looking to have a collection of written documents, videos and photographs, audio recordings or illustrations in digital format, which will help tell this story to future generations.
The mid north region of South Australia is a destination many travellers head to with the Clare Valley wine region and the historic mining town settlement of Burra being popular places to visit. If you’re looking for a less populated place to stay when visiting the region, then the town of Riverton could be just what you’re after. Riverton’s Caravan Park is small but very popular with those in the know and people who have stayed there before appreciating all it has to offer. It’s a popular park for clubs and groups to book because of it’s one stop facilities and convenience.
We’re FREE! Well sort of. Caravan and camping is back on in South Australia for those of us living in the state, and caravan parks are putting out the welcome signs and taking bookings. Now it’s just a matter of deciding where to go first. Unfortunately there may not be many shops or businesses open when you get to your destination so it will pay to go for a walk, make a phone call or check social media or just take a drive by to see for yourself. Some cafés and restaurants with outdoor dining may be open and food and beverage takeaways are always a possibility so it’s time to start spreading the money around again and supporting our regions.
If you’re involved in travel writing or other tourism industries you may have seen work grind to a halt in a lot of ways in the past couple of months, let’s face it, it’s a bit hard selling the dreams of travel when there’s nowhere to go. But for the glass half full people like myself there are still plenty of ways to stay involved.
Now that school and public holidays seem a distant memory, it can be a good time to take a few days off and seek out those perfect caravan and camping spots, taking advantage of them at this quieter time. Also given the health crisis going on everywhere, a perfectly isolated beach is looking even more attractive! One such campground can be found at Rapid Bay in South Australia. This campground is extremely popular through summer and on weekends mainly due to the fact that it has an incredibly picturesque position, right on the beach and has a long jetty with deep water, perfect for fishers. Being only around 100 kilometres from Adelaide it’s an easy one to get to as well.