Summer holidays are on the horizon and a lot of holidays are being planned involving heading to the beaches and coast to make the most of long hot days ahead. Many in South Australia will look towards Yorke Peninsula and a relaxing break in any one of the many small towns dotted along the coast. If you do visit the peninsula you should plan a journey to the bottom end, and Innes National Park. Innes is a park filled with breathtaking coastal scenery, picture worthy (instagrammable) roads and tracks throughout, wandering wildlife, eye catching wildflowers, accessible shipwrecks and even…a ghost town.
A great pastime to learn more about areas when you’re travelling around Australia is to visit local museums. Sometimes even the smallest towns have one and they are usually manned by volunteers with admission prices very reasonable. They are another way of delving into the history of an area and you usually see the story behind how and when the towns were first settled and the industrial or agricultural history and stories behind them.
Driving through rural Australia you will always see ruins and outbuildings which I find fascinating. I always wonder about the stories that these thick stone walls could tell if only they could talk. I’m intrigued to know when they were built, who lived there and the lives lived in them before they were abandoned.
The spring school holiday time is just about to start in South Australia and soon families will be loading up cars and caravans and heading off for a couple of weeks of respite from the rat race. The weather is still a bit unpredictable at the moment, 30 degrees one day and 16 with rain the next so many will still be looking to head north to better their chances of good weather. Yorke Peninsula is always a good choice and further north the Flinders Ranges will also be popular at this time of year too. Continue reading
One of the most iconic road trips in Australia is the Great Ocean Road in Victoria and September 19th this year marks 100 years from the day that commencement of its construction began. One of the most unique things about this epic drive is that it’s the world’s largest war memorial, built by returned World War 1 servicemen. It’s one of those road trips in Australia that is on everyone’s ‘one day’ list and I finally got around to driving this way in April this year.
If you’ve experienced a freezing cold southern Australian winter you’ll know just how important it is to look for a cosy destination to get yourself out and about for a day. A region close to everyone’s hearts when you think of surrendering to the wintry weather is the Adelaide Hills, and seeking refuge in a friendly pub with a wood fire burning is high on the list of reasons to visit.