Attn South Aussies - Yorke Pen. camp sites

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 20:30
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I am going away with a mate next week (probably Tuesday weather permitting) just for a couple of days down the lower Yorke Peninsular. We will primarily be fishing. Has anyone got any good spots they would divulge where we can camp close to a good fishing spot? I have the Camping Guide to SA, but it really only tells us what facilities are available and if fishing is available. I don't care as we will take everything we need, just want a nice spot close to the water. Any suggestions?

Thanking You

D-Jack
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 21:01

Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 21:01
... ummmm...... the beach? lol.....
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Follow Up By: D-Jack - Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 21:12

Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 21:12
Thanks for the constructive feedback Wolfie, but last time I checked it was really hard to hammer tent pegs into GRANITE!!!!
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Follow Up By: D-Jack - Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 21:14

Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 21:14
...And even if I could it would be really hard driving down the CLIFFS!!!!!
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 21:18

Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 21:18
Actually, Stansbury is a good staging point, especially in awful weather. Don't know about bush camping though.

Pesty would be the boy to ask.

Cheers

Wolfie
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Reply By: Peter - Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 21:39

Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 21:39
There is a pretty good campsite at Pondalowie Bay, close to Browns Beach, actually it is close to everywhere on the foot of the peninsula. Years ago we used to just stop pretty much anywhere and throw up a tent for an overnight stay but I think it is pretty well patrolled by Rangers these days.
Cheers Peter and Lez
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Moses - Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 07:55

Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 07:55
Hello Peter and Lez, good to see you folks are around still, hadn't seen you about much. Not hijacking the post, just saying g'day.

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Follow Up By: Peter - Saturday, Jun 18, 2005 at 20:18

Saturday, Jun 18, 2005 at 20:18
Howdy John and "Moses", still keep an eye on the site to see what everyone is up to. Good to here from you.
Cheers peter and lez
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Moses - Saturday, Jun 18, 2005 at 23:07

Saturday, Jun 18, 2005 at 23:07
It'd alright Lez and Peter, Moses was named after a trip to the high country, where he cleared the water in the puddles for those who followed Heather and myself in his care. I remember that Andrew wante dto give any one smaller than himself a wizzey, Lez you did nearly everything to avoid that. LOL
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Reply By: Patrolman Pat - Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 21:44

Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 21:44
Pondalowie bay gets my vote too. Good camping, close to Browns beach for the salmon, good snook in the bay too.
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 22:23

Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 22:23
Best spot Is (used to be) the southern end of formby bay. Reason it is good is It is a cut lunch and waterbag along the clifftop to where the beach starts then another waterbag along the beach till you get to the good gutters. We humped a tent down there and set up behind the dunes. whatever you do stay away from browns beach waaaaaaaaaaaaaay overrated and fished out. You rally need to go the extra ks to the upper eyre penninsular region as Yorke is mostly fished out and people from Adelaide think the wold ends at PortAugusta but shhh dont tell em otherwise
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Reply By: Member - aussichef (SA) - Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 23:02

Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 23:02
I live on the Yorke Paninsular @ Port Vincent where Im the chef in the local hotel
There are many good camping spots all over the panisular
to name a few in order of my favorites
Wauraltee beach is a good spot right above the beach & the dirt track leading to the beach
Corny point camping reserve
Tiddy Widdy beach ,pesty,myself,muddy,brew,roachie & some others camped there a few months ago
Gleesons landing 21 klm from Corny Point
Stenhouse bay camping area is inside the Innis National Park where there is many camping areas
Just call into the pub & ask for Warren & i will stear you in the right direction & any help i can be i will be
warren
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Follow Up By: johnsy1 - Saturday, Jun 18, 2005 at 12:52

Saturday, Jun 18, 2005 at 12:52
Whats the name of the beach sth of piont Turton thats all bush camping when I was down that way in 2001 ?
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Reply By: D-Jack - Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 06:22

Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 06:22
Thanks everyone - might give Corny Point a go - never camped there before but been there and looks very fishy. Will also be protected from any north or south esterlies which we are likely to encounter. Thanks for all your replies

D-JAck
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Reply By: Russel & Mary - Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 10:53

Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 10:53
D-Jack

WE camped overnight at Daly Head, we just drove along the beach, let our tyres down to 12 or 15 and backed into the dunes. Very sheltered, lovely sunset.A 5 minute drive and your'e near (possibly)good rocks for fishing.We just sat and drank wine. We thought that was quite nice.
When you talk to the locals about fishing, they say "gee, you should have been here yesterday" so now we go a day earlier. Rus.
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 21:04

Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 21:04
Daly Heads is at the other end of the beach I spoke of but as I only had a 2wd I would access the area you speak of from the southern access point and walk. I considered it to be the best beach on the Yorke and never had to share the beach when we went in the mid 90s as everyone would be at Browns complaining of the lack of fish
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