Eyre Peninsula weather

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 28, 2007 at 17:11
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I am heading to South Aus. in June visiting,in particular the Coorong ,Eyre Peninsula,Gawler Ranges and along Googs track.I was wondering what sort of coastal weather I could run into normally at this time of year.
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Reply By: Des Lexic - Saturday, Apr 28, 2007 at 17:15

Saturday, Apr 28, 2007 at 17:15
Coorong cold and Windy
Eyre Peninsula on the coast a bit better
Inland, the further you go the better the days can get but really cold overnight.
Having said that, I've been in Alice when the wind was directly from the South pole and hadn't warmed up at all. Then again, the weather could be just beautiful except the Coorong where did I tell you it could be windy?
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Follow Up By: Willem - Saturday, Apr 28, 2007 at 17:40

Saturday, Apr 28, 2007 at 17:40
You are kidding, aren't you.

I thought most of the SA coast had warm balmy nights with gentle breezes where one could stroll down along the beach as the calm waters softly lap on to the sand......... in the middle of winter

You have burst my bubble Des Lexic. Now I will have to look for somewhere else to go this year!!!!


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Reply By: Motherhen - Saturday, Apr 28, 2007 at 18:17

Saturday, Apr 28, 2007 at 18:17
We went to the Eyre Peninsular in January - and got some freezing winds and showers along the west coast. I imagine in June you'd get blown to the east side with icicles! It was hot inland though, but tolerable (rain the genny and air conditioner a couple of times.

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Reply By: Mal and Di - Saturday, Apr 28, 2007 at 20:58

Saturday, Apr 28, 2007 at 20:58
I was born and bred on the "coast" and although I now live in the "big smoke" I reckon I have the credentials to reply.
Go for it mate , this time of the year is the best there is.
Of course if it is raining as it is today (Praise the Lord) it may be a bit cold and wet, but generally this is the time when the winds drop off and there can be warm sunny days.
Try the fishing at Venus Bay and visit the Seal Colony at Point Labbatt.
I have seen there is a tourist venture in Beards Bay that caters for swimming with the seals, sounds great.
When I lived there Beards was a "quaint" fishing village without power or roads.
My father in law was the local copper and would always bring back a feed of crays from the Greek fishermen there on his weekly visits.
Stop for a counter meal at Port Kenny and ask about the Farm Stay at Coodlie Park.
Visit the Talia Caves but be careful as the waves can be treacherous.
Fish for salmon on Camel beach or at Locks Well near Elliston.
See the Organ Pipes in the Gawler Ranges and there is a Station Stay park at Mount Ives.
Darn it all I think I will go as your chaperone.
Have great time and let us all know how you get on.
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Nullagine) - Monday, Apr 30, 2007 at 09:36

Monday, Apr 30, 2007 at 09:36
FWIW Mt camel beach is actually misnamed that is elswhere. It is actually Dolphins beach and used to be accessed by sneaking through a farmers paddock VERY reliable place for small/medium salman
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Reply By: fishaholic - Sunday, Apr 29, 2007 at 21:20

Sunday, Apr 29, 2007 at 21:20
I love reading some peoples replies, not sure whether they just make up stories or what. Weather in June..........well last time I looked that is winter!!!! some days are calm and tolerable and others are cold as ...... and windy as hell.......! We live at Coffin Bay which is 50 km from Port Lincoln on the lower eyre peninsula, I work on the water every day of my life. June can be OK but you can also get some very average days also. Theres allot to see on the eyre peninsula, i think you will have a ball, Gawler ranges are beautiful (also recommend organ pipes) and googs track is awesome, we've been over it 3 times.
Give us an email when you get closer if your going to call into Coffin Bay we'll take you for a spin out the oyster lease.

PS rain in January??????mmmmm DROUGHT
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Follow Up By: ol coot - Monday, Apr 30, 2007 at 18:03

Monday, Apr 30, 2007 at 18:03
Thanks everyone for the weather reports and Fishaholic,I will be in the area about the first or second week in June.Depends what I find interesting on the way from Gerringong NSW.Lookout for a blue Jackaroo towing a tvan.Not to sure how big the towns are over there so maybe you will see me
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Reply By: Mal and Di - Tuesday, May 01, 2007 at 22:28

Tuesday, May 01, 2007 at 22:28
You are right about Dolphins Beach, as the paddocks you snuck thro were my uncles.
Everyone these days wrongly refers to it as Mount Camel( this is around the point further west, also a very good hole).
I think I got a bit of a serve from the chap at Coffins but I stand by my comments, May and June can be delightful ,but it is nearly winter so what can you expect.
Do you have West Coast connection?
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Nullagine) - Wednesday, May 02, 2007 at 05:54

Wednesday, May 02, 2007 at 05:54
Lived at Wudinna as a kid and that part of the coast was outr fishing /relaxing area
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