South Australia

The Obelisk

Town Profile : Robe

December 19th 2012

We rolled into Robe at around lunchtime and realised it was quite a hospitable town.  Victoria Street is full of restaurants, cafes and pubs so we promised ourselves to stick around and sample the local fare.   The town sits …

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Mahalia Coffee Boutique Roasting House

Mahalia Coffee

December 18th 2012

Coffee for most is a daily ritual.  We purchase our personal preference from our favourite coffee shop and sip away to get our morning slap, but how often do you truly stop to appreciate the flavours?  Is your coffee bitter …

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Us on the Beachport Jetty

Town Profile : Beachport

December 18th 2012

After spending the night in Tantanoola, we headed towards Beachport for breakfast.  This small town started off as a whaling station in the 1830s, an industry that played an important role in the successful colonisation of South Australia.  While it …

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Orange Juz at Tantanoola

Camping : Tantanoola

December 17th 2012

  We met a lovely couple of grey nomads at Dry Creek who gave us the first piece of excellent advice we could have hoped for – Purchase the Camps Australia camping book.  This bountiful resource lists all the campsites …

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Us and the Lads

Drink : Pub Crawl in Mount Gambier, SA

December 16th 2012

It was our first night in Mount Gambier and we were thirsty.   The truck was parked, the tent was pitched and there were pubs to visit, so we put our walking shoes on and bee lined towards town. We …

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The Blue Lake

City Profile : Mount Gambier

December 16th 2012

  Our intent was to stay a while in Mount Gambier.  It is the first major city along the Limestone Coast and we were looking forward to rest and recuperation while checking out the attractions, including the famous Blue Lake.  …

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BIG4 Playground & Jumping Pillow

BIG4 : Blue Lake Holiday Park

December 16th 2012

Our accommodation of choice while staying at Mount Gambier was the BIG4 Blue Lake Holiday Park.  Located only 2km from the city centre, it sits snugly between the famous Blue Lake and Valley Lake. The staff were absolutely lovely, willing …

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One of the jetties at the Glenelg River Boat Ramp... or what's left of it...

Camping : Dry Creek

December 15th 2012

If you don’t want to pay the permit fee to stay in Lower Glenelg National Park, pitch your tent at Dry Creek.  Just before you cross the SA border, there is a road that heads north called Border Road.  This …

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Dave finding pipi shells at the Nelson Estuary

Town Profile : Nelson

December 14th 2012

After being pummelled by the elements at Cape Bridgewater, we arrived in Nelson at lunchtime.  We stopped at the information centre, chatted with the lovely lady inside and learnt that most of the campsites in Lower Glenelg National Forest were …

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