Caravan Correspondent

Freelance travel writing and caravanning in Australia.


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Welcome to Kondoli ~ Victor Harbor SA

There’s a lookout area that you can drive into as you enter the town of Victor Harbor on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia that’s often overlooked by those of us familiar with the area. The view is always something that grabs your attention as you drive into the town and is one that makes you go wow as you see the big blue expanse of water come into view. From here you can also see Granite Island and the causeway that leads to it, and the hills of Victor Harbor with houses sprawling in all directions.

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Coorong Café Food Van ~ Fleurieu Peninsula

Here’s a must do for those living in South Australia when you’re down Goolwa way on a Saturday or Sunday. If you’re not in South Australia add this experience to the list if you’re planning a visit in spring or summer.

From Goolwa take the bridge over the Murray River to Hindmarsh Island, stay on the main road and follow the signs to the Murray Mouth. This is worth the drive at anytime to see where this mighty river winds its way out to the Southern Ocean but time it right and you’ll be in for a treat.

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Stansbury Caravan Park – South Australia

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.

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Marion Bay – Gateway to Innes National Park

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.

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New (ish) Rig – Jayco Silverline Caravan and 200 Series Landcruiser

Landcruiser 200 seriesThe time had come, after patiently watching and waiting for the right deal to come along it was time to trade in the reliable 100 Series Landcruiser for an upgrade. The old rig had been extremely reliable and because of regular servicing and upkeep was still going strong even with more than 420,000 kms on the odometer.

It had taken us and caravans from southern Queensland to the furthest point east on the Australian mainland at Byron Bay. Up and down the track to Darwin and through the red centre, along the picturesque Victorian coastline, Great Ocean Road and parts of the New South Wales Coast. There have been roads taken inland in the eastern states and many, many trips throughout South Australia. The biggest trip was crossing the Nullarbor and covering the state of Western Australia from the beautiful Esperance, to the furthest southern point, northwards along the coast to as far as Wyndham, and then across to Lake Argyle, into the Northern Territory and home again.

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A Dog’s Life (on holidays)

Neo is one lucky kelpie. Firstly he is our much loved family member who we rescued over 5 years ago, so that was his first stroke of luck.  Since then he has happily accompanied us on holidays that a lot of people can only dream of.  The reason he is so welcome has a lot to do with his demeanor.  He is the most gentle and friendly boy and very obedient too. He rarely barks, usually only when he sees someone he knows and they’re taking too long to come and pat him.

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Social Media Tourism- Are you In It?

Have you ever been scrolling through pictures on Instagram and said to yourself ‘Wow, where is that, I want to see that one day’’? Welcome to the world of social media tourism. What is social media tourism? To me it’s the epitome of ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’. I’m the first one to be hooked in by a photograph that has me saying ‘Oh I am definitely going there one day’.

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