Discovery Parks - Port Augusta
Cost per Night: $43.20 (1 night)
Saturday 4 July 2020
This was our third and at this time, our longest trip in our motorhome.
We left home around 8.00am on our way to our overnight stay in Port Augusta. We filled up with diesel at Barmera. We then drove to Morgan where we stopped to have some morning tea. We then continued driving through Burra and onto Crystal Brook for our lunch break.
We finally arrived in Port Augusta around 4.00pm and setup the motorhome for our overnight stay.
For tea we had Chinese at one of the Chinese restaurants in Port Augusta.
Top Parks - Port Lincoln Tourist Park
Cost per Night: $29.28 (7 nights)
Sunday 5 July 2020
We had a bacon and egg breakfast before we packed up for our drive to Port Lincoln.
We left the Port Augusta caravan park shortly before 10.00am.
We had a lunch break stop in Whyalla. We also filled up with diesel while we were there.
We arrived at the Port Lincoln Tourist Park around 4.00pm. We believed that we had booked specific drive through concrete slab sites close to the amenities block. However we were allocated concrete slab sites almost as far away as possible. Whilst we explained that we had disabilities, the park management did absolutely nothing to assist us.
For this reason alone we would never recommend this park to anyone else or stay at this park again in future. This is disappointing as the views from within the park of the bay were breathtaking.
For dinner this evening we had a sausage sizzle.
Monday 6 July 2020
For me, most of the day was spent working.
The rest of our group visited the shops and dis some site seeing around Port Lincoln.
When I finally finished working we went into town and bought takeaway seafood for dinner.
Tuesday 7 July 2020
Today we went for a drive to around Port Lincoln visiting various tourist sites.
We drove in and around the marina and were impressed by the number of boats in the marina and the housing around the shores of the marina.
We also visited the Winter Hill lookout before we returned to the Port Lincoln Tourist Park.
Wednesday 8 July 2020
Today we went for a drive to Coffin Bay. Coffin Bay is 46 kilometres away from Port Lincoln.
We watched the oyster boats launch and re-hitch at the boat ramp.
With advice from a local we found West Coast Oysters and bought 4 dozen fresh oysters for $10 a dozen.
For dinner we went to one of the local Chinese restaurants.
Thursday 9 July 2020
Today we went for a drive the other way up to Port Neill.
Before we visited Port Neil we visited Tumby Bay and viewed the Silo Art.
After leaving Port Neill we visited Louth Bay on our way back to the Port Lincoln Tourist Park.
Friday 10 July 2020
Today was very much a shopping day.
We visited all the local op shops looking for bargains, but found none.
Saturday 11 July 2020
Today’s drive was to Cummins. The drive to Cummins was 65 kilometres.
On the drive back to Port Lincoln we went via Tumby Bay, which added a further 20 kilometres to our return drive.
Discovery Parks - Whyalla Foreshore
Cost per Night: $28.80 (2 nights)
Sunday 12 July 2020
We left the Port Lincoln Tourist Park around 9.30am for our 270 kilometre drive to Whyalla.
After an uneventful drive, we arrived in Whyalla around 1.00pm. We were able to get onto our site early which was appreciated.
Our sites were on the foreshore and when the tide was in, was less than 20 metres from our sites. The outlook was beautiful.
Monday 13 July 2020
Once again, Monday is my work day. Having a foreshore site provided me with a beautiful ocean view whilst I worked.
The girls sat outside enjoying the winter sunshine. I was able to finish my work earlier than usual and we were all able to go out and so some site seeing around Whyalla. Around 4.30 a fog started to descend and within 15 minutes visibility was reduced to 20-30 metres.
We eventually found a Chines restaurant for dinner.
Tuesday 14 July 2020
We awoke to find the caravan park shrouded in fog. As we had a long day’s drive ahead of us we were packed up and on the road by 9.00am.
We stopped to fill up with diesel at Port Augusta and to buy some brunch. We left Port Augusta around 12.00pm and drove on to Crystal Brook where we had a convenience break stop. We then continued driving though Burra and onto Morgan. We stopped at the bakery hoping to buy a cake and were disappointed to find the bakery was already closed for the day.
Another quick convenience break was had and we were then back on the road to home.
We arrived back home around 4.00pm.
Fuel Costs - 202.90L, Total Paid: $236.28
Barmera – 51.96L at $1.159/L, total paid: $60.22.
Whyalla – 63.25L at $1.169/L, total paid: $73.94.
Port Lincoln – 41.95L at $1.149/L, total paid: $48.20.
Port Augusta – 45.74L at $1.179, total paid $53.92.