If you’re thinking of travelling to Kingston and Robe this winter, we’ve compiled some of our favourite things to do in the area for all ages. We have some spectacular lookouts and drives to enjoy from the comfort of your car when the weather is cold and windy.
We’re locals on the Limestone Coast and we know the region very well. We take our family 4WDing, boating, fishing, and to local festivals and events that happen throughout the year.
Following you’ll find things to do, places to go where to find some of the best wines in the region!
If you’re staying with us, you can also pop into the shop, and we’ll help you create an itinerary for you and your family to make the most of your trip to the Kingston and Robe this winter.
Short and easy day trips to take
The coast along Kingston has many lovely drives to do with a 2WD. For example, Jip Jip Conservation Park is known for its impressive granite outcrops and balancing rocks. The Coorong is a 140 stretch of saltwater lagoons with several lookouts to take in the scenery. You’ll observe a wide range of flora and fauna and if you happen to have a 4WD, you can get onto the beach and drive for miles.
Read more about our own adventures on the Coorong here:
Naracoorte Caves via an inland route passing Bool Lagoon is just over an hour’s drive from the caravan park and is one of the largest wetlands in Australia. Beachport is on the coast and has the famous very long 772 metre jetty which is a wonderful walk even when it’s cool and windy – remember to put your beanie on!
For nature lovers and history buffs, we have walking trails to observe local historical monuments and maritime stories. The Kingston Heritage Trail meanders the town centre past 25 old historical buildings.
Nature reserves such as Butcher’s Gap are a refuge for native birds. In winter you might spot the rare Orange-bellied Parrot, Rufous Bristlebird, or the Shy Brown Quail. During spring you’ll see the chestnut teal, mountain duck, black duck, herons and swans. And from the caravan park you can take either a 2km or 5km easily accessible walk along the beach and looping back via Maria Creek.
Mount Benson Wineries
We have five wineries in the Mount Benson region producing red wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Grenache and Petit Verdot and white wine varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.
For cellar door and open times, find out more below.
What to do with the kids this winter in Kingston?
Kids love a bit of variety and they don’t feel the cold as much as we do. Take them for a drive to the granites, for a day trip to Bool Lagoon or to Naracoorte Caves. When you’re at the caravan park you can visit the original Cape Jaffa lighthouse right here on our property.
Around the campfire
Back at the caravan park, we have firepits set up so that you an enjoy a cup of hot chocolate or a glass of the wine that you just bought around the communal firepit.
Over the years we’ve perfected the art of camping and have listed our favourite winter-warming recipes and drinks for winter. There is something really special about sitting around the fire, watching the flames as you nourish your body with yummy food and a good tummy-settling drink.
Enjoy the recipes below!
Winter is beautiful in Kingston. If you thrive being with the elements of nature, you’ll love the windy and cool days by the coast. Plus, we have some exceptional accommodation deals happening right now.
Take advantage of our hot deals for your next holiday in Kingston SE and the limestone coast. Winter enjoyment starts here!
Stay 7 nights in our cabins, pay for 5. Stay 4 nights and pay for 3. Or camp overnight from $10 per night (unpowered site). Kids stay free! Please call us on 08 8767 2050 or book your accommodation online here.