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A lovely drive to a special coastal destination via the magic Coorong. We took our pooch and found plenty of dog friendly things to do. Don't hurry take the side roads and discover nature at its best.
Created 14/04/2014 12:23:00 AM
Take a detour to marvel at an engineering feat, Woakwine Cutting, created to drain swamp land to make great pasture land. Whew lots of work over three years and the machinery is on show.
Start of the SE freeway and we are filled up with petrol. provisions and the pooch. This is a road tip with the fur kid, safely strapped into the back seat with her own doggie harness. Nice and safe.
While whizzing down the freeway, take a detour to our German town of Hahndorf. Quaint buildings, German Food. Stop off for a beer and bratwurst along the main street and wander the bakeries and shops.
Here you cross the Mightly Murray at the end of the freeway. A good place to stretch the legs and make sure the pooch has a comfort stop and a drink too.
Tailem Bend is a commuter town, where the river bends. But Old Tailem Town can give you a glimpse into the past.
This is a good place to refill the car and have a comfort stop before the long drive through the Coorong. The Shell Service station has it all, toilets, petrol and a great cafe. Make sure you stop.
If you are here by lunchtime try the Coorong Mullet and chips from the shop in the main street. Marvel at the huge inland lake near the end of the Murray. Lots of birds and fishing, sailing or relax.
This is a special place where the lagoon hugs the road and the ocean pounds just the other side of the huge sanddunes. Don't hurry, explore the little side roads for pelicans, old Chinamen's wells.
Make sure you pull up at the view points, you won't be disappointed.
This is where the lagoon is just beside you. Don't hurry, drink in the vista.
A fascinating piece of history, A replica oil well where people in 1892 thought they had found oil. It was not to be, it was a flamable vegetable substance coorongite. Never mind. Stretch your legs.
Larry the Lobster is an icon, and just opposite the handy Shell Servo is you are running low on fuel. Another place to stretch your legs and water the pooch. Over the road is a rock time clock.
Don't hurry to be on your way. Check out the town. The local pub is pet friendly and along the foreshore is a great jetty and the old Cape Jaffa lighthouse. Don't forget to linger.
Linger longer and take a side trip to Cape Jaffa. There's three great wineries here for a taste and some hidden history amongst the roadside trees.
When you are whizzing down the road it's easy to miss some history. Amongst the forest is an old settlement where the timber mill used to be.
A coastal village gem with lovely walks along rugged cliffs and lovely cafes, boutiques and gift shops and friendly locals.
History is everywhere in Robe from its bustling port days and now to a sleepy village that comes alive in summer. A lovely gem of a destination
Right on this intersection is a China mans well. They used to land in Robe and walk to the Victorian gold fields to beat the tax. What a journey. This gem is hidden amongst the vegetation.
Another gem on the SA coast for fishing, scenic walks and relaxing. It has the second longest jetty in the state. You just have to walk it.
Take the scenic drive for spectacular bays and inlets. If you have a 4WD you can keep going and drive all the way back to Robe, but pick up some info from the tourist centre for all the tips.