Caravan Correspondent

Freelance travel writing and caravanning in Australia.


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Don’t leave home without it

What little luxuries do you take on holidays? Caravan and camping doesn’t mean you have to go without your favourite things. When you are travelling on a long road trip you are probably more conscious of carrying less to lighten the load but on shorter distances or longer stays why not take some home comforts.

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Storm Boy Discovery Trail in South Australia

If you love Australian movies and visiting the places where they were made then the Storm Boy discovery trail is for you.

The original Storm Boy movie was made in 1976 and the remake is due for release in January of 2019. The story is set in the 1950s and luckily history has been preserved (or in some cases a little re-created) in the towns that were used as settings for the movie. The natural environment of the Coorong and the beaches and wildlife will no doubt speak for themselves.

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Port Elliot to Middleton Coastal Walk

The Port Elliot and Middleton coast is very familiar and popular with a lot of South Aussies, it’s so close to Adelaide (around 80 kilometres away) that it can be a day trip destination. Once in Port Elliot a good way to stretch the legs and see the really picturesque coastline of this Fleurieu region is to take a walk from Horseshoe Bay to Middleton.

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One Paddock Winery, Currency Creek SA

South Australia is well known for its wine regions, perhaps the most famous is the Barossa Valley but equally as good are McLaren Vale and the Fleurieu Region, Clare Valley, Adelaide Hills but wait there is more…Eden Valley, the Limestone Coast, the Riverland and even the Southern Flinders.

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Victor Harbor, Holiday Playground in South Australia

With a long weekend coming up in South Australia, everyone is itching to get away for a quick break from the everyday. Short holiday breaks like these inject a lot of money into the areas that people flock to, with caravan parks full, dining options booked and the general spending that goes on when people have some leisure time on their hand to spend with the family.

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Location, location, location

The saying is a common one especially when you’re looking to buy or sell real estate but it’s also one that rings true when you’re looking for somewhere to stay when you are caravanning.

It’s a real bonus to find somewhere you are happy to park a van with a great view and also be within walking distance to a town for shopping, discovering and eating out. In my last blog I mentioned the Boughshed Restaurant in Monkey Mia Resort in Western Australia. That was one destination that definitely had it all. Apart from the attraction of the dolphin visitors that it is famous for, it is a one stop spot where you can shop, go out for a drink, and dine, go on tours, the works.

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More Holiday Recipes

As it draws closer to our annual end of year holiday which involves a long, crowded, noisy getaway with family and friends to a familiar beachside caravan park, I start to revisit and update my holiday cookbook. In the caravan I always keep a soft folder full of plastic sleeves that I insert quick and easy typed up recipes for use on holidays.

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