The town of Goolwa on the Fleurieu Peninsula has a wide range of outdoor activities for the whole family to enjoy with the beach and river, walking and bike paths and some really interesting parks and playgrounds. I’ve written before about the Bristow-Smith Reserve Nature Play space which recently was ranked number 4 in the top 10 Adventure and Nature playgrounds in South Australia by Nature Play SA, but there is another smaller and quieter one on the northern side of town which is also worth a look. Continue reading
The Avondale Seasider Deluxe. Sounds very grand doesn’t it? Well this was caravan number 2 for us, we were looking for an upgrade on the 1973 Viscount Ambassador and in 2008 we found this divine orange number and a newer model, being manufactured in 1975. The fading orange stripe on the side of the van gave no hint as to the inside of this baby.
I’ve found a couple of research articles recently on caravanning and camping in Australia that were interesting to read but also no surprise to those of us who love getting away in the great outdoors at any opportunity.
Firstly from Tourism Research Australia came some interesting facts:
- The 30 to 54 year old age group accounts for 47% of the domestic caravan and camping economy. This was more than the grey nomad statistic but they on the other hand, were lucky enough to have the higher statistic for more nights spent away.
- In the past 12 months to March this year South Australia had a significant increase in both number of trips taken in the state and number of nights stayed. As a South Australian I can vouch for the diversity of the state, an incredible coastline many beaches with westerly sunset views, the Flinders Ranges, outback desert experiences, wine regions, incredible fresh food scene, events and live music, wildlife experiences – in fact you name it I could tell you a place to find it!