My home state of South Australia is blessed with around 5,000 kilometres of coastline and with two gulfs there are plenty of beaches to visit. Depending on where you stay you can be greeted with the sun rising from the sea at east facing beaches or witness some spectacular sunsets when the sun dips into the sea in the west.
Most Australians tend to gravitate to the beaches during summer holidays and with more than 1200 beaches on mainland South Australia, there is space aplenty if you know where to go and beaches to suit everyone. Whether you are looking for surf and action water sport beaches or something more sedate for swimming, kayaking or paddle boarding, there is a beach in South Australia perfect for it.
The carefree fun of caravanning holidays is something that never leaves you, no matter how much older you get it seems. There’s something about eating and living outdoors, especially with a group of friends that have known each other for a long time, which brings out the fun times and the child in everyone.
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.
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.