Ayr Sailean & Peaceful Bay

Australia Day was going to be a scorcher at home – over 40 degrees every day. So we headed south to a new campground called Ayr Sailean. It’s east of Walpole near Bow Bridge and a great spot on a working farm.  Plenty of room, great campers kitchen and new/clean facilities. Peaceful Bay was only…

Gallipoli Beach

Around 30km north of Coffin Bay the coast line is just amazing; huge cliffs with sheer drops into deep water and surging swells and waves. We came across Gallipoli Beach, so named because some of the filming for the movie “Gallipoli” was done here in the ‘80’s. The cove is spectacular with a narrow beach…

Coffin Bay

Now we really felt like we were on a relaxing holiday rather that touring around the place.  What started as a two-night stay turned into six nights. We just loved this area. Home of the Coffin Bay Oysters – so it was only fitting that we ate as many as we could while there.  We…

Cactus Beach

Cactus Beach has a very similar feel to Gnaraloo and Tombstones.  It’s a private property right on the coast at one of the most famous surf breaks in the country.  Ron Gates has owned and managed the property for 25 years.  It has a great set up with very basic facilities including stone-walled open-air toilets…

Kangaroo Island – beach combing

In complete contrast to the south coast, the north shore of KI is calm and tranquil.  Protected bays and clear waters were just gorgeous.  We spent hours scouring the beaches and clambering over rocks. Our favourites were Stokes, Emu and Snellings. Around to the eastern end of the island and a drive along millionaires row…

Kangaroo Island – sea lions and fur seals

Crystal clear water, isolated rocky shores and the swell and fury of the Southern Ocean.  What a magic place Kangaroo Island is. Having visited KI briefly back in 1995, it was exciting to head back for another explore around. We only had five days and without the camper, we opted to stay in Sea Stone…