Murray Bridge to Cape Jervis SA

After leaving the lovely town of Mannum we travelled a little further to Murray Bridge and stocked up the fridges and pantry before getting onto the freeway for a short run to Monarto South where I veered south again and back onto some country roads through more farming and grape growing areas and to Milang on the banks of Lake Alexandrina. The Murray River empties into this lake before finally reaching the ocean to the south of Hindmarsh Island.

We drove around Hindmarsh Island and out to the point where the Murray hits the ocean. There are 3 sand dredges operating constantly to clear the buildup of sand that threatens to end the Murray’s run before it can reach the open sea. We stopped overnight at Port Elliot Showgrounds. The next morning we had a look around Port Elliot before heading back to Goolwa to have a good look around this lovely town.

Victor Harbour is the major centre on this part of the south coast. We didn’t spend much time here as we plan on returning here after visiting Kangaroo Island. We spent a couple of nights at the camping ground at Parawa. Parawa is not a town as such, more of a district. The Country Fire Station and Hall as well as old tennis courts are perched on a ridge overlooking farmland. Was a nice place to relax with kangaroos in the paddocks next to our camp. Plenty of cypress trees used as windbreaks on the farms and this area very much reminded me of the hills around my birthplace town of Warragul, Victoria.

From here it was a half hour run into Cape Jervis to catch the 9am ferry to Kangaroo Island.

Where the Murray empties into the sea
Campsite at Parawa
Hills at Parawa
Neighbors at Parawa

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