We thought $30 day entry permit was a bit steep. However, it turned out that an entry and camping permit for two nights and three days was $35. It was great value to see an extraordinarily beautiful part of the country. It is 14 kilometers wide at the southern most tip of the Eyre Peninsula. The coast is stunning. It is ragged and windy, but definitely worth a look.
Lake Eyre and Cooper Creek
Actually, we liked Cooper Creek better than Lake Eyre. Seeing this region of the desert in flood with flocks of birds all around was a particularly special experience.
The Coastlines – The Coorong, Coffin Bay and Port Lincoln
The coastal region of South Australia seems like nature’s playgrounds. The white sand and coastlines were great, we loved taking the four-wheel-drive along the sandy beaches.
So many of South Australia’s coastal areas are just amazing. The marine life is fantastic, and the coastlines breathtaking. OK, ridiculously windy, but otherwise stunning.
Christmas Day we went swimming at Coffin Bay, and were rewarded with nature’s Christmas present – three dolphins herding salmon towards us on the beach. We had fresh salmon on the barbecue for Christmas dinner! This is the same National Park where, when we visited the first time, we saw countless numbers of kangaroos with joeys in the pouch and emus with chicks all around the camp ground. An amazing place!
Supposedly one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world, The Flinders is actually more of a table land as it is relatively flat once you’ve reached the top of the ranges. It’s desert, with lots of kangaroos, emus and birds of prey. Not to mention countless numbers of ruins.
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