Let’s be honest COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing measures have been tough, yet a necessary measure to stop the spread of the virus. Travel restrictions has put a hold on caravan and camping trips and many of us can’t wait to be free to travel once again. What we do know is this won’t last forever and Australian’s will be back holidaying at home once domestic travel restrictions are lifted. Which means this is the perfect time to start day dreaming and planning your next Aussie holiday.
Right here in South Australia, regional travel restrictions have already been lifted and caravan and camping is back on! So let’s support SA and take a caravan trip right in our own backyard. To help inspire you we have listed our top 5 caravan destinations in SA.
Wilpena Pound, Flinders Ranges
You simply can’t go past this iconic destination. Just 430km north of Adelaide, Wilpena Pound feels like you’ve arrived into another world, with its ancient and rugged mountains, that are 800 million years old. Home to some of the most dramatic and beautiful landscapes in the country, this extraordinary destination offers so much to see and do.
Take advantage of this superb location and stay at the Wilpena Pound Campground, located within the Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park. This campsite makes an excellent base for your trip, with a large variety of walks available close by to suit all fitness levels.
Streaky Bay, Eyre Pensinsula
The perfect spot to discover the rugged coastline and beautiful landscape of the Eyre Peninsula and take in all its natural beauty. Known as Australia’s seafood frontier, you’ll be blessed with an abundance of local seafood during your stay. If you love a bit of adventure, like me, then Streaky Bay has it all. Discover amazing beaches for endless beach activities. Get up and close with marine life, such as dolphins, sea lions and sharks. Try out sand boarding at Yanerbie beach sand dunes, a fun experience for both adults and kids.
What more could you ask for? Start planning your trip today, Streaky Bay foreshore caravan park is an excellent place to stay. Once you’re done exploring for the day, its and ideal spot to sit by the water and soak in the calmness of this magnificent waterfront holiday park.
Looking for a tranquil beachside holiday? Discover how Beachport will easily become your favourite beachside spot. Located about 385 kms from Adelaide, this seaside location is an idyllic place to holiday. With its historic charm, this quaint town is perfect for a relaxed beach holiday atmosphere. Rivoli Bay delivers white sandy beaches, aquamarine water and spectacular views, so it’s ideal for boating, fishing, surfing and safe swimming. While Beachport Conservation Park is perfect for hiking, a bike ride or to wander one of the famous walking trails. That is if you can drag yourself away from the beach. Remember to pack your binoculars as this is a great spot for bird watching.
An interesting fact, Beachport is home to one of Australia’s longest jetties because of the shallow waters in Rivoli Bay, measuring in at 772m. All you have to do to make the most of this seaside town is stay at the Beachport Caravan Park. Located right on the beachfront, overlooking Rivoli Bay, you couldn’t ask for a better seaside holiday right here in SA.
Morgan, Murray River
Only 2 hours from Adelaide, Morgan is a great place to experience the Murray River!You’ll appreciate the large riverfront reserve with the magnificent gums and excellent river access for watersports and swimming. Not to mention Morgan is also well known for its historic wharf and paddle steamer heritage that has been preserved for you to explore.
Love your food and wine? Make sure you check out one of the local country pubs or visit the Clare Valley wine region, that’s only a stone’s throw away. Located on the banks of the Murray River Morgan Riverside Caravan Park is an excellent spot to set up camp. All in all this town is an absolute beautiful part of the Murray and perfect for a relaxing riverside holiday.
Saved the best to last! If you haven’t travelled to Kangaroo Island you are missing out. Most people don’t realise just how large KI is, in fact it’s the third largest island off the coast of Australia. Quite simply you need to plan to stay for more than a day trip to discover all its natural wonders. Simply blissful, with unspoilt nature, rugged coastlines, clear waters, natural wonders and unique wildlife. The experiences and people are second to none, you’ll easily feel at home.
Kangaroo Island has taken a big hit first with the devastating bushfires and now COVID-19, but they are ready to rebuild. Travel to KI is now being encouraged, so support them and start planning your trip today.
Today, more than ever our message is to stay home and travel right here in South Australia. Support the bushfire affected towns as well as industries that have been impacted by COVID-19. We are blessed to live in a place with an abundance of stunning locations to explore, plus every time we support our local businesses, we are helping make SA stronger.