Thursday, January 11, 2018

Wrights Bay camping

We spent four days over New Years camping at Wrights Bay in South Australia. It's about an hour's drive from home, located in between Robe and Kingston.

There's no showers, no power, two portaloos and a few drop dunnies, the kind you have to tip in half a cup of lime into after you've done your business.

What it lacks in amenities, it makes up for in gorgeous surroundings. The fees are as cheap as chips, the Mount Benson wine region is on the doorstep and Robe and Kingston are short drives away.

Most people had caravans and camper vans, along with their solar power panels, but there were a few us tent people, running everything on 12 volt and gas. We took along our shower tent and a small barbecue.

It was a fab few days away, especially the New Years barbie the manager put on, with salads and dessert! We were even treated to entertainment, with a karaoke competition and other campers, like a ukelele group and an old pom who could spin a yarn and play the harmonica. It was a really great night where all campers came together with thier chairs and some laughs.

After the sun had set, they put on a bonfire down the beach. The kids had sparklers, when the wind allowed us to light them. We still didn't make midnight, all of us tucked up in our tent while we fell asleep to the sounds of celebration.


When I first saw this sign, I thought it said 'Taking selfies prohibited'...

The Robe Obelisk


  1. Sounds like a great NY Eve to me. We must get back to Wrights Bay - the last time we stayed there, someone ran a generator all night. I rude! But now, as a cpap machine user, that’s probably what the genny was for. Thankfully, our camper has 12v plugs and I have an adapter if we don’t have 240v power. We loved WB for its beautiful coastline and plants. Another SA gem!

    1. I loved all the different kinds of seaweed too. Brett has mounted an extra battery in the back of the ute with 12 volt plugs, came in handy to charge tablets and phones, and for lights :)

  2. I think it is a good idea that they put out some signs saying no taking selfies. You could be onto something here!

  3. Bahaha at the taking selfies prohibited sign!!! It's lovely to get away from it all but I must confess I much prefer a flushing toilet ...

  4. Oh the colour of that water! I thought (for a second) it said no selfies too...perish the thought. #TeamLovinLife

  5. I enjoyed the Limestone Coast of SA during our travels around Australia in 2014. We stayed in Robe, which is an absolutely adorable little town. Wright's Bay looks like a perfect place to camp for a few days. #TeamLovinLife

  6. Gorgeous photos and such a perfect and relaxing way to start the year.

  7. What a fabulous way to spend New Year's Eve and start the new year. Such gorgeous unspoiled nature! Looks wonderful! :-) #TeamLovinLife

  8. what a great way to spend New Years. Bar the portaloos!

  9. That looks gorgeous! But no actual toilets? Or showers? Ummm ... I think I'd have to make mine a day trip. LOL #teamlovinlife

  10. It looks lovely and peaceful here :) Thanks for sharing at Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop hope you're having a lovely weekend.

  11. It looks so very beautiful there! I would love to ring in the new year there one day! I hope you have an amazing 2018!


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