Ceduna at Easter?

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 09, 2010 at 19:04
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Hi All,
We were planning to go to Birdsville an the DigTree at Easter but with all the rain we are now thinking of heading off to Ceduna (from Melbourne).
Just wondering how busy does it get around the area during Easter?
Also would anyone like to share any good camping spots around Ceduna? We love fishing, crabbing etc, so again any tips would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers
Alex
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Tuesday, Mar 09, 2010 at 19:35

Tuesday, Mar 09, 2010 at 19:35
Skip Ceduna.
Go south to Streaky etc. or west to Mexican Hat - Cheetima (west of Fowlers Bay).

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Follow Up By: Member - Alex B - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010 at 07:23

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010 at 07:23
Thanks Peter,
I'll check it out.
Cheers
Alex
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Reply By: John and Lynne - Tuesday, Mar 09, 2010 at 20:16

Tuesday, Mar 09, 2010 at 20:16
The area around Ceduna and Eyre Peninsula gets very busy and crowded around Easter. Apart from school holidays and Easter it is prime fishing time - or so a lot of fishermen believe. Last year we couldn't get in at Streaky Bay a few days before Easter and we grabbed the last site available at Shelley Beach CP (a great park) in Ceduna. So book ahead! The camping spots along the peninsula towards Ceduna were all full so we felt we were lucky to get a place at all! Cheers Lynne and John

















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Follow Up By: Member - Alex B - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010 at 07:26

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010 at 07:26
Hi John & Lynne, Thanks for the heads up. I wasn't sure how busy it would get ..so thanks for your reply. I'll give the caravan park a call and see how they are shaping up.
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Tuesday, Mar 09, 2010 at 20:57

Tuesday, Mar 09, 2010 at 20:57
Hi Alex
If you are heading over that way, make sure that you head out to Googs Track. Well worth it if you are in the area. Also Dog Fence Beach is a great area as well.


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Reply By: Mandrake's Solar Power- Tuesday, Mar 09, 2010 at 22:15

Tuesday, Mar 09, 2010 at 22:15
Beware of the Razor Shell fish around Streaky Bay - Mighty tasty but very very sharp edged shells ...

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Reply By: Member - Barnesy - Tuesday, Mar 09, 2010 at 22:22

Tuesday, Mar 09, 2010 at 22:22
That's a long drive for a 4 day holiday. 1600 km each way. By the time you get there it will be time to go back home. It wouldn't matter where you went you won't have any time to relax anyway.
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Follow Up By: Member - Alex B - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010 at 07:22

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010 at 07:22
Hi Barnes,
You're stating the obvious. I'm going to take 2 weeks over the Easter break.
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Follow Up By: Member - Barnesy - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010 at 10:47

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010 at 10:47
In that case as others have said streaky bay, coffin, lincoln etc. Down the west coast of EP Sheringa and locks well for beach salmon. Probably won't get too many crabs that time of year, they like the heat. May be lucky enough to see some seal colonies though.
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Follow Up By: Member - Barnesy - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010 at 10:49

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010 at 10:49
the actual 4 days over easter places will be full. as long as it isn't school holidays the other 1 1/2 weeks should be fine.
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Reply By: Mike GU - Tuesday, Mar 09, 2010 at 22:37

Tuesday, Mar 09, 2010 at 22:37
Im with Peter & Margret, skip Ceduna, head to Streaky Bay, Coffins Bay, Port Lincon any of these are better than Ceduna.

We stayed there a year and a half ago at a 'caravan park' full of dog chit and mozzies, crappy experience, much better places in SA.

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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010 at 08:45

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010 at 08:45
Fowlers Bay would be my pick - good jetty fishing and the long, fabulous Scott's beach is just over the dunes nearby (great dune driving too) - Scott's is a regular salmon hot spot - the usual sand species are abundant too of course, mainly at the western end. The CP is quite basic, and you need to take ALL of your supplies (bit of an outpost) but the fish and the outdoor environment are the attractions.... we've caught blue fin tuna just off the coast in summer - what a place !
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Reply By: Member - Duncs - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010 at 16:00

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010 at 16:00
Back in 2005 we had a holiday in Ceduna over the Easter weekend and spent the next week and a half travelling around the Eyre Peninsula. It was great, if somewhat too short.

We stayed at Shelley Beach CV Park and used it as a base. We did a long day trip out west beyond Fowler's Bay and another in the area west of but closer to Ceduna. The camping at Davenport Crk looked nice but you would need to be self sufficient.

We also did a day trip to Streaky Bay. The idea of the trip to SB was that it would allow us to travel further on the day we left Ceduna. Pt Lincoln, Coffi Bay and Lincoln National Park were all nice and we had a fun day despite the cold and very wet weather taking in the Whaler's Way drive. We also had a day sailing on a charter yacht to see the Tuna farms whcih was both interesting and enjoyable.

I was pleasantly suprised by Whyalla. It has a very "steel town" appearance with red dust stains all over the place. A bit like Wollongong and Newcastle 20 years ago. But once you look past that there are some very pleasing things about the town.

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Reply By: Pete Jackman (SA) - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010 at 16:35

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010 at 16:35
Also over that way is Gawler Ranges NP and Pildappa Rock
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