Yorke Peninsula camping/fishing

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 21:21
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G'Day All,

Had a great response to my last question so thought I would try again.

On our way north in May we are looking at spending two nights on the Yorke Peninsula. Have narrowed it down to the Port Victoria to Port Pirie region.

First question is a nice spot to camp, be it a caravan park by the ocean or a camp spot near by. Only two vehicles with a couple of tents.

Second question is if it is close to a fishing charter that would make it ideal, we would spend a 1/2 day in the middle taking a boat out to stock up on supplies. :))

Any ideas most appreciated

Regards

Rolande
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 22:17

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 22:17
G'day Rolande,
We live in Kadina and if you're coming by this way, it'd be great to meet you for a coffee or a beer etc.
Dpending on whether you are coming through when it's holiday season or not, there are a large number of c/van parks (but they're all booked up during school holidays etc).
Then there is beach camping if you'd prefer. We know of a shed at Cape Elizabeth, but it's state of repair/disrepair changes by the month and we haven't been there for many months.
We recently camped about 5 klm south of Pt Victoria in the sand dunes on private property, but there is access from the beach and you could camp there too if you wanted to approach it from the beach direction.....anywhere along there is pretty good as long as it's not too windy.
As for fishing I'm sorry but I'm definitely the wrong bloke to ask. I just checked the yellow pages and there are a number of charter boats available.
A1 Fishing Charters 8825 1810
Blue Fin charters 88252880
Capt Cook Fishing Charters 8862 1557
plus several others.
When were you planning your trip ?
Cheers
Roachie
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Follow Up By: rolande- Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 21:30

Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 21:30
G'Day Roachie,

Closest guess at this stage is May 10/11/12

Will find an excuse to make a financial transaction if I can down your way. :))

Thanks for the reply

Rolande
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Follow Up By: rolande- Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 22:26

Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 22:26
G'Day Again Roachie,

My interest has now been stirred about Port Hughes, saves us the trouble of down and back to Port Victoria.

Any recommendation on camping spots. Main thing is a nice grassy spot not too far from everything. Is the CP below suitable?

Regards

Rolande
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 13:28

Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 13:28
G'day Rolande,
I was out at Port Hughes earlier this week to see a client (I still do housecalls you know!!!) and the c/van park was right there at the end of South Terrace......looked great, but VERY busy at the moment.
Phone number is 88252106 and it is the only one at Port Hughes.
Cheers mate
Roachie
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Follow Up By: rolande- Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 22:36

Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 22:36
G'Day Roachie,

Thanks for that, will make a booking when we have dates confirmed. Would expect much quieter in May.

Will drop you a line closer to the day

Regards

Rolande

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Reply By: Darian (formerly Banjo) - Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 22:43

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 22:43
We dropped into Port Victoria the other day while staying on Yorke's for a week. PV impressed us a whole lot (it was nice day but) - fishing folk are dead serious overe there - big boats and lots of them - serious boat ramp too - lovely holiday homes abound - nice caravan park - lawns etc - great jetty - sits on top of a huge ocean meadow - seagrass forever - should be good for squid and gar etc. Wardang Island nearby. The again, we dropped into Port Broughton this time last year too - very serious fishing country up there as well - marina, serious boats, charters, shops, pub, jetty, great caravan park etc. Its a toss up for us.
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Follow Up By: rolande- Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 21:31

Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 21:31
Will look into it further

thanks

Rolande
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Reply By: Member - Coyote (SA) - Wednesday, Jan 11, 2006 at 10:58

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2006 at 10:58
I can personally recommen Butlers Beach just near Marion Bay. It's 15 min drive to town where thereis ajetty, a pub, fule and a general store. Butlers beah is a working farm but is on the coast and for about $10 a car you can camp on the hills above the beaches. Great shore fishing and for a couple of $ there are showers near the main entry.. (its about 6k's of beach fron camping) can get busy but you can usually find a secluded spot. try a google search also known as Hillocks Drive bush camp.
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Follow Up By: Trev88 - Wednesday, Jan 11, 2006 at 13:34

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2006 at 13:34
Hi All

We stayed there between Christmas and new years. You are right it does get packed but there is plenty of space for privacy.

The lady who runs it was great a real no airs and graces country girl (in her 60's)

From there it's just a hop step and a jump to Marion Bay and it's jetty. There was charter info on the wall in the General store.

We found beach tracks from Wallaroo to pritty much Crony Point. it wasnot until we counld not get off the beach in Moonta bay that we saw the sigh "no vehicles on forshore" facing the town but no signs at all coming in from Wallaroo. oh well you get that.

Check out Gregorys winery and pick up a couple of bottles of the red 2002 was beter than the newr release. Their first release Chardy was nice and chrisp as well.

Lots to see and enjoy over there you'll have fun.

TM2CW

Trev

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Follow Up By: rolande- Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 21:32

Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 21:32
Thanks Coyote and Trev,

Will look into it further

Regards

Rolande
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Reply By: Pete and Lez S.A. - Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 20:41

Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 20:41
Would have to recommend Pt Hughes. Very nice c/park right on the foreshore, 1 min walk to jetty, and at least half a doz charters working out of there, about 1.5 mins walk from c/park.
Cheers Peter
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Follow Up By: rolande- Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 21:33

Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 21:33
Thanks Peter,

Will look into it further

Regards

Rolande
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Follow Up By: rolande- Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 22:26

Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 22:26
G'Day Peter,

Any idea exactly which CP it is?

Regards

Rolande
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Tuesday, Jan 17, 2006 at 17:31

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2006 at 17:31
G'day Peter,
Off topic, so sorry for hijacking thread............
Peter, at the picnic in Adelaide some time ago, you mentioned you weren't too happy with the blue covers on your Lightforce XGTs.
If you wanted to get rid of them or exchange them for 2 clear covers, I would be interested in working something out with you.
Let me know what you think.......
Cheers

Roachie
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