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Kimbolton – Sipping in Shipping Containers

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Nestled unobtrusively amongst a stand of gum trees in Langhorne Creek with views of the family vineyard is the surprisingly spacious, shipping container cellar door of Kimbolton Wines.

The wines have been produced by the Kimbolton label since 1998 and today the 5th generation of wine makers are adding a modern stamp to the brand, not the least with this quirky cellar door which was opened in 2018.

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Best Free Camps SA & NT

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It’s spring time and the weather is warming up, holidays are beckoning and caravanners and campers are planning their next outing.

When planning a long road trip it can be good to mix up your accommodation options between caravan parks, national parks, stations and free camps and all appeal for different reasons.

With a caravan park you can book ahead and be assured of a site, national parks are great for being in amongst nature but don’t allow dogs, stations can be a wonderful way to see the real Australia and can have more relaxed rules than other stays and then there is free camping.

For those that haven’t tried it, it can be a daunting idea, but these days many people are trying it, with most caravans coming standard with 12 volt power, solar panels and water storage, not to mention ensuite bathrooms.

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Cowell – An Eyre Peninsula Town to Watch

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The town of Cowell on Eyre Peninsula is an interesting one, it has a lot of interesting aspects going for it at the moment but will be one to watch in the next few years, as millions of dollars are being spent in upgrading its foreshore area.

The grants for the project have come from Federal and State Governments as well as the local council and will see the building of a new tourist centre featuring a demonstration of an oyster hatchery, a market shed multi-purpose community space, commercial buildings for a food hall, a marina, water playground and 25 metre free swimming pool for public use.

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I’m Your Venus Bay South Australia

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The goddess of love herself would love this place I think, our Newest, new favourite place to stay on Eyre Peninsula.  Just when we think we’ve found the one, another idyllic location grabs us and tempts us to stay longer.

Venus Bay is another beauty and the caravan park is in perfect position, sitting on the sheltered bay. The lovely managers were only too happy to give us ‘the best spot in the park’. OK they probably say that to everyone but we think we did pretty well. We parked parallel to the beach with a track onto the sand right next to us.

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Baird Bay to Murphy’s Haystacks

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Let me start this with, the reason to go to Baird Bay is to swim with dolphins and sealions! Normally that is, but not during winter while we are here. The tours to see and swim with them starts again in September.

But even without that, it’s also a lovely spot to visit and stay in a well maintained free camp, ($10 per night) and go fishing off the beach or in a boat.

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Special Streaky Bay

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Touring around Eyre Peninsula in South Australia has us thinking each new camping destination is the best. But now I think we’ve really found it, in Streaky Bay. 

Streaky Bay is around 700 kilometres north west of Adelaide, getting its name from explorer Matthew Flinders who noticed the discoloured streaks in the water. The streaks are believed to have been caused by the release of oils from certain seaweeds in the bay.

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