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.
Just one look at the location of this park on the foreshore is enough to know that this will be a good one! The town of Stansbury on Yorke Peninsula is around a two and a half hour drive from Adelaide and to look at a map they sit almost opposite each other with St Vincent Gulf in between.
The jewel in the crown of Yorke Peninsula in South Australia is Innes National Park which is located around 300 kilometres from Adelaide. A pristine wilderness area with a rugged picturesque coastline, shipwrecks, surf beaches, natural bushland and wandering wildlife. There are bush camping facilities in the national park but if you’re looking for a few creature comforts, you can stay at the Marion Bay Caravan Park.
I thought it was time for a post to explain who I am and why the website? Firstly thanks for stopping by and whether you found it by accident or were searching for something, I hope I can help you. If you’re travelling in Australia and in particular if you are planning a road trip I might be able to help you find some interesting places to visit and ideas on what to do when you get there.
Have you ever stayed in a town where everyone you encounter is friendly and helpful, from the caravan park to the supermarket, retail shops to wineries and everything in between? We encountered this at Penola in South Australia’s south east, around 390 kilometres from Adelaide. Maybe it’s something in the water or maybe it has something to do with Penola being the one time home of Mary MacKillop, Australia’s only saint. Either way this friendly little town is one to put on your visit list with interesting shops in the main street, galleries, historic buildings and over 20 wineries in the wine growing region of Coonawarra just 14 kilometres away.
The regional city of Mount Gambier is a little over 430 kilometres from Adelaide which makes it close enough for a long weekend but with so many interesting natural features to discover you’ll want at least a week to delve into all of it. It’s also a convenient half way mark if you are travelling to Melbourne.
The May / June edition of On The Road magazine has my story on the South West Rocks region of New South Wales and a number of places to visit while you’re there. One site I found surprising was Trial Bay Gaol.