Thinking of a winter getaway? Come and enjoy a toasty winter weekend in Kingston, on the Limestone Coast of South Australia. Although there are plenty of things to do around the Limestone Coast, we have compiled a list of the 6 best things to do in Kingston SE over the winter, to make your getaway a warm and cosy one!
1. Visit the Kingston SE National Trust Museum
Kingston was settled in 1851 as a private town and by 1865 was a thriving centre with churches, banks, shops and hotels.
The Kingston National Trust Museum has many examples of a day in the life of an early settler back then. There are household items from the kitchen and laundry, telephones and typewriters. There is also agricultural equipment, saddlery and horse drawn vehicles, tractors and small engines. One of the most significant displays is ship wreck artefacts which includes an eight foot anchor from the Margaret Brock, a trading ship that was wrecked in 1852 after striking an offshore reef.
2. Explore Kingston with a self-guided Heritage Walk
Rug up, put your beanie on and take this self-guided heritage walk through the town of Kingston to 25 buildings and locations, each one with a plaque detailing information and photographs of its history. The tour is a collaborative project between the Kingston District Council and the Kingston Branch of the National Trust of South Australia. The tour will take you about 90 minutes in total and you can finish off at one of Kingston’s historical pubs for a glass of local red wine.
3. Stop at one of our local historical pubs for a drink and meal
At any time of the day, pop into one of Kingston’s local pubs that have been around since the early settlement days. The Crown Hotel, formerly known as the Ship Inn, was built in 1862. Enjoy a pub meal, live music and mix with the locals on Friday nights for the weekly meat raffle.
The Royal Mail Hotel was first licensed in 1867 and has accommodation, dining and a bar. They also have a Friday night meat raffle, great pub meals and a warm cosy atmosphere.
4. Spend a winter’s day visiting the Mount Benson Wineries
The Mount Benson wine region is situated between Kingston and Robe and there are four main wineries with cellar doors, of distinctly different tastes. The region produces red wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Grenache and Petit Verdot to white wine varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.
You can do all four in a day or spread the love over two – just depends on how much time you have.
5. Warm up to a fire-drum at the caravan park
Think warm and cosy huddled around a blazing fire in the outdoors, enjoying a glass of local red wine, at the end of a day spent visiting Mount Benson wineries and buying a case or two!
Our fire drums are available for hire from April to October, and we have plenty of wood to keep them going for hours! From our caravan park, you can sit around the fire-drums and at the same time enjoy views to the ocean and listen to the sounds of the sea….perfectly cosy!
6. Park on the foreshore, eat fish and chips while watching the wild waves
Sometimes the simplest of activities in winter are the best. We have excellent fish and chips in town as well as a fabulous bakery. Buy yourself a warm lunch and a coffee or tea and head down to the coast where you can park right in front of the sea and watch the waves rolling. Another perfectly cosy experience!
Book into Kingston Foreshore Caravan Park this winter – off-peak rates of up to 40% off!
Over winter and our off-peak season, we offer three nights for the price of two for our powered caravan sites for the month of June and up to 40% for our cabins! Call us for more information on 08 8767 2050 or book your accommodation in Kingston online here.
Our caravan park is a short stroll into the town centre of Kingston and Kristy and Chad are here to help you enjoy a warm and toasty winter.