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A Little Camping Trip to Victor Harbor

February 18, 2011

Because Drew had to work on Valentine’s Day (only for 3 hours, but come on!) we decided to take a belated V-Day camping trip to the Fleurieu Peninsula down to Victor Harbor.  It was the perfect mid-week getaway. Since Victor Harbor itself is really touristy and most of the caravan parks are severely overpriced (and offer random facilities like this ‘jumping pillow‘), we decided to camp in the Deep Creek Conservation Park, which was about 20 km away. At only $11 a night (compared to $25+ for the Victor Harbor spots!) we got what we consider to be the perfect camping experience: a quiet & private spot surrounded by gumtrees, short walks to hiking trails, and great cliff side views of the ocean! And no jumping pillow in sight. Oh, and kangaroos pretty much everywhere.

The first night there we took a sunset walk around our campground, and we spotted more kangaroos than we could count. Literally. Drew’s sharp eyes also spotted an echidna (eh-kid-nah)- a porcupine type creature. The echidna’s little snout was pretty adorable. Credits to Drew for the shot- I was a little too scared to get up close to something with that many spines!

The second day we spoke to one of the park rangers, who let know about a beach that the locals like to keep a secret.

And I totally understand why.

I loved  the wind turbines on the cliff side.

And the rest of my favorite photos, including ones from a big hike we did before hitting the beach:

Gorgeous, no?

 




 

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One Comment leave one →
  1. February 28, 2011 10:55 am

    wowwww! how cool!

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