The Outdorian Magazine - Page 27



Great Southern Land
South Australia’s wonders don’t stop at Coffin Bay. Do yourself
a solid and head to www.goseeaustralia.com.au/coffin-bay to
check out some of the amazing national parks, tourist parks
and destinations close by.
The North Section: bush camping, wildlife, and more
up camp in a nature enclosure, with David Attenborough
wildlife
secretly filming from behind a bush, because we had the
A favourite destination for anglers, surfers and bush
craziest wildlife show.
campers, this remote area offers a glimpse at unspoiled
A group of kangaroos joined us for lunch, we watched seals
coastline and allows visitors to experience the Australian
playing in the shallows, and had a swarm of bees take over
bush in full force. Within one day in the park, we had taken
our water tap. There was no-one else around to witness
a thousand photos, had made use of the recovery tracks
these events, so you will have to take our word for it. We
after getting bogged, and had seen some amazing wildlife
were definitely ready to unwind by our campsite, and watch
and scenery.
the sunset from the beach (with a wine, after dealing with
For the adventurous folks, we highly recommend driving
to Point Sir Isaacs at the tip of the peninsula. From the
park entrance, this is a six-hour return journey, and has
been a highlight of our Australian trip so far. Now that’s
saying something!
the bees). The kangaroos decided to join us for that, too.
Get out there
The Coffin Bay National Park is one to add to your adventure
list. While the northern end is only accessible to 4WD, don’t
let that stop you from bringing your Mercedes convertible
Along the way there are five different campsites, all
to the southern end. It is a truly unique national park, with
with plenty of room, beach access, and varying facilities.
a rich diversity of attractions and activities. From taking the
Remember to book your site when in phone reception as
kids for a ride down the sand dunes, taking the wife to see
there isn’t much around. There is no water or rubbish bins
emus cooling down in the ocean, or taking your best friend
in the park, so make sure to bring your own and keep your
for a surf/fishing trip, you will be constantly spoilt with
campsite clean.
native wildlife and perfect beaches.
We stayed at the Black Springs Campground (avoid here
O
if allergic to bees). I thought we must have accidently set
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