Monday, December 4, 2017


On the road again today..  Looks like Streaky Bay is where I am going to be spending my special birthday this year….

When looking for parks to stay in we always use Wiki Camps and we came across a van park in Streaky Bay that has only been open since February this year, and every review gave them 5 stars, and it was right on our budget, so we decided to book in there to see if it met up with the rave comments it has been receiving. 

We thought Ceduna was great, and it was, probably on a par but “Little Islands Caravan Park” in Streaky Bay was unbelievable….. They have thought of everything, with every site having an ocean view… 
Inside the entrance to the amenitites block - pot plants and paintings on the way
Each was a complete little ensuite
The entrance to our amenitites block.... there are two at the park
Inside our amenities block
 The amenities block was like nothing we have every experienced before with.  You walk into a common area that is tastefully lit, with painting on the wall, lovely vanity basins and a chair.  Then there are several individual ensuite rooms where you each have your own vanity basin, large shower and toilet.  All  beautifully done with lovely times, curtains, and it felt like you were in a 5 star hotel.   We were very impressed.   
Entertainment room
Exchange book library and DVD Library
The walls were also covered with other tasteful photos of attractions around Streaky Bay
Outdoor area at the entertainment area overlooking the pool - also has a BBQ here.
If that was not enough, they had a entertainment room that housed a billiard table, a couple of leather lounge suites, large screen TV, games mat and toy boxes for young children, a exchange book and DVD library, telescope and it all opened out onto an entertainment area  with BBQ and inground pool.  Again, very tastefully done.

Amazing laundry, even had trollies  that you could use.
 The laundry was well thought out also, with 4 large front loading machines, built into cabinetry, 2 clothes dryers,  a couple of large washing tubs, extra clothes baskets if you needed to empty a macine, and a couple of laundry trollies to take your washing out to the clothes line.  The laundry trollies were a huge hint, as every other van park we have stayed in you are constantly bending to the ground to get your washing and pegs.   To say Kathy and I loved it would be an understatement.
Camp Kitchen

The camp kitchen was amazing.  Fully tiled with two different sections with kettles, microwave, sinks, toasters table and chairs and then just outside it was divided into four areas that each had their own picnic tables and gas BBQs, and all of this was a short walk down to a sandy beach and little island that you could walk across to at low tide.  It was all very shelted in a bay so made it ideal for families with young children.


The price was pretty decent too, with it being $33 a night for one or two nights, $30 a night for 3 or more nights, and $27 a night for a week or more, and these prices are consistent all year round whether it is the high or low season.  As you can imagine there were  quite a few vans in the park. 

It was so nice there I could have happily stayed there for three days without wandering anywhere. 

The park was situated though about 5kms from the main part of town, which really wasn’t a problem for us as most parks don’t seem to be right in town anyway and we have driven a lot further into town in other places we have stayed. 

Once we got there and set up the van, Steve headed straight to the beach with his fishing rod…  He wasn’t down there for too long and he didn’t catch anything, as he needed to go into town and pick up a few supplies from IGA.

I went for the drive with him, and after picking up the couple of things he wanted to get, we went to the Hotel to make a booking for us all to go there for dinner the following night to celebrate my birthday.

Looking across the bay to the caravan park we are staying in

 We had thought about doing the Cape Bauer Loop drive, but as the brochure suggested we would need an hour to an hour and a half to do it, and it was after 5.30pm we thought we had better leave that until another day.  We did though decide to drive th out and check out the boat ramp and then drive the seven kms across to Back Beach to check it out.  

 Back Beach is mainly dominated by beachrock reefs.  High waves and rips see to dominate this entire beach, so it is not really a swimming beach but more a surfing or fishing beach.   It was pretty windy when we were there and quite cool.  Still it had a ruggedness about it and I am glad that we made the effort to drive out here and check it out. 

Streaky Bay Jetty
Replica of the largest shark caught in Streaky Bay

 As we still had a bit of time up our sleeve we went down to check out the jetty also  and then we stopped in at the service station to their museum to see the replica of the largest shark caught in Streaky Bay.   Not sure I want to venture out in the water around here with sharks like this around.  

It was back to the caravan park then, where we all had dinner together before retiring back to our vans.  Because we were staying here for three nights, Steve set up the TV and we actually watched a movie together before bed.

We have hardly had our TV out these holidays, so it was nice to chill out and watch a movie….

We have a big day planned for tomorrow….


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