We booked into the Streaky Bay Caravan Park for one night. The caravan park was chocka block full of people - the busiest park we've stayed in yet, but it was a beautiful park, right on the beach with good clean facilities and a good Kiosk. We ended up staying at Streaky bay for 2 nights because we thought it was such a great place.
Once we'd setup the van, we explored the park, and then went to find the Great White Shark at the roadhouse/visitor information in town.
We found the 5 metre monster (caught by a 21 year old in 1996 on a 24Kg fishing line after a 5 hour struggle!) and of course, we had to stick our heads inside!!
|At Streaky Bay, we stuck our heads inside a great white shark.|
It was quite a hot day that day, so after looking at the shark, and looking around the town, we went back to the park to swim. There were thousands of tiny little jellyfish in the water that bumped against your legs when you waded through the shallow water, it felt very strange because you couldn't see them. The kids loved them, they spent a long time catching them and making a 'Jellyfish farm' in a hole they dug in the sand -but the tide kept going out and leaving the farm stranded!
|The Streaky Bay Beach which the caravan park backs on to|
|Some of the Jelly fish collected by Natalie for the Jellyfish Farm|
On Saturday, we did the loop drive to Cape Bauer. There was lots to see along the way, we stopped at Hally's beach as well as the whistling rocks and the blowholes before continuing the loop back to Streaky Bay. The Blowholes weren't working (because the swell wasn't big enough - and it was low tide), but we got to hear some whistling rocks and see a different (tiny) blowhole working.
|If you look carefully you can see a small blowhole working on the rock shelf|
|Mike and Natalie at Whistling Rocks|
We've found that the water in South Australia is really really salty. Whenever you go swimming, the towels, rash vests, and your hair is so encrusted with salt that you need a good freshwater shower after the swim! This is fine except when we're free-camping and wanting to save water.