Streaky Bay

After 3 days driving Streaky bay is just the place to be. It’s 90km down the Eyre Peninsula. It leads onto nearly 400kms of the most spectactular coastline on the Great Australian Bight. The small town itself has all the amenities we need and Streaky Bay Town Campsite is an excellent one. We camp right on the beach choosing the far end of the site with no electric hookups (we always find more interesting people up the cheaper end).

The area is famous for oysters and fish and is a great place to explore from. We took a scenic drive stopping at Sceale Bay (tiny bay with lovely beach) and then down to Point Labatte where there are sealions messing about on the foreshore. Our last stop of the day was at Murphy’s haystacks. These are some giant rock outcrops. They are 1500 million years old ancient wind worn elbergs. They were buried some 30,000 years ago and erosion has gradually revealed the pink granite forms standing high on a hilltop.

We could spend a couple of weeks just on the Streaky Bay coastline but we have to move on so after a second day spent on the beach we plan our next destination. It’s the Flinders Ranges and outback which covers a vast area of SA of which nearly all is classed as desert. It’s also one of Australia’s richest areas of Aboriginal heritage. The Flinders Ranges are about 450km north east. There’s some great bush walking scenery and drives so that’s where we’re heading next.

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