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Yorke Peninsula

First stop on the Yorke was Port Germein, although the weather wasn’t the best, we took the time to walk out, along the historic jetty. The largest wooden jetty in the southern hemisphere (apparently?!).

Further south we stopped into Harry's Homemade Jams, Pickles and Fine Foods to get some yummy spreads and a grabbed some fruit and vege. We decided our first night would be at the Port Pirie Beach Caravan Park. The park was quiet and the manager gave us a great spot overlooking onto the river. Had a look around town before heading off the next day.

Next stop was Port Broughton for a look and lunch stop. We had a squizz up at Fishermans bay, which is pretty much a small sleepy fishing village, filled with tiny houses / shacks. The waterfront parks at Port Broughton, were really nice. We relaxed on the green grass for ages soaking in the sun and serenity. We then headed down the road to Alford to camp overnight at the recreation park. It had a playground, massive sports field, flushing toilets and communal clothesline. It was a great spot for an overnighter and we happily left our donation in the kangaroo statue.

The following day, we skipped into Wallaroo and Moonta for a look, before heading down to our next spot ‘Tiparra Rocks’. This was a council permit camp – only $10 a night per vehicle, no facilities but it was in a great location. Despite the wikicamps comments we easily managed to get our caravan in and set up. There was only one other camper there, so plenty of space. We stayed 2 nights we loved it that much! Never the less, after 2 days of relax, we continued the expedition. Continuing south we stopped into the town of Minlaton. Grabbed a delish pie from the bakery, and some yummy chocolates from the Minlaton Chocolaterie.

Definitely worth a stop, they had plenty of different flavours of chocolate to choose from.

From there we headed to flatherty beach for an afternoon swim. Wow! We were blown away with its beauty. This beach is amazing and even better we had it all to ourselves for the afternoon. Checkout our picture, the water was so blue, the sand was so white and the tide went out quite far so plenty of pools to splash around in. Rusty loved it. Once we were all knackered out we headed 5 minutes down the road to Warooka to set up camp for the night. Another great overnighter and donation left.

Kurt was craving some prawns, so the next day we stopped in to the ‘Inland Sea Restaurant’ and grabbed a few kilos. Great prawns, very fresh and at a great price. The place was quite busy so we knew they would be good. We then head to Corny Point, for a look, in particular the light house. Not far from the lighthouse we found another beautiful secluded beach. Only a short walk down to the sand and we were in awe of this place. Kurt had a fish off the rocks whilst I and Rusty checked out the rock pools. The rocks reminded me of ‘bay of fires’ in Tassie. We haven’t been yet, but seen plenty of photos and there seemed to be a striking resemblance. We even spotted some seals playing in the water which was pretty cool.

We then headed to Daly heads for our next camp spot, another council permit site. Great spot for an overnighter! There is a massive staircase which lead down to the beach. It’s a popular spot for surfers as the conditions and waves are ideal. Lots of shingleback lizards around the place, so keep an eye out for em. Marion Bay was our next stop. We had pre booked ourselves into the Marion Bay Caravan Park over the xmas break so we had somewhere to stay. We had daily walks around penguin point and even dined at the tavern down the road. They are super pet friendly and even have a fenced area you can leave your dog while you eat inside.