A nature lovers paradise – birdwatching, national parks, walking trails in Kingston SE

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If you’re a nature lover and enjoy birdwatching, camping or exploring the local flora and fauna of the town you visit, then Kingston SE has plenty to offer you!

You’ll often find us discussing itineraries and things to do in the local area with our visitors who want to explore the region’s natural beauty. Kingston SE, which was formally known simply as Kingston, is an ideal seaside location on the Limestone Coast, and central to surrounding towns such as Robe, which is only 20 minutes away, Millicent, Beachport, Naracoorte, Penola and Mount Gambier.

If you want to make the most of our crisp coastline, lush nature parks, native flora or our diverse species of native birds, then please keep reading. And we’re here to help you so please pop into the kiosk to see us.


For tree lovers – native trees in the area

Spend some time on your drives and walks identifying Australian native trees. The area has an abundance of native trees from hundred-year-old red gums to the flat canopied and adaptable Mallee tree, and many types of Eucalypts. Landscape South Australia (Limestone Coast) have produced some fact sheets with information about woodlands, locations and their importance. We’ve summarised them here for you and attached the fact sheets if you would like more information.


Are you a tree lover? Native trees to look out for in Kingston SE.


Birdwatching around Kington SE

Take a walk around the park and you’ll see the superb blue fairy wren, one of our favourite little birds in the area. A little more secretive, you may even see the firetail finch or a red wattlebird. Eastern and crimson rosellas are regular visitors too. Nearer to the water, you’ll find a diverse range of waterbirds on the sea or the Coorong.

Kingston SE is a birdwatcher’s paradise. Read the attached article for a list of local species which also includes images.


Birdwatching Around Kingston Foreshore Caravan Park


Visit a national park


Take a picnic lunch and head down to one of our stunning national parks and reserves which are located within an easy driving distance to the caravan park. You’ll find stillness and peace there as you relax and enjoy the surrounds with your loved ones, or on your own. You’ll breathe in fresh air, while casting your eyes over native flora and fauna. Your eyes will feast on the array of colours which change with each season.


5 National Parks around Kingston SE to visit


Nature improves your overall sense of wellbeing and happiness too. The fresh oxygenated air, the greenery and open spaces all help to reduce stress and improve your mood.



Mindfulness and nature – why nature boosts your mental health



Go for a walk

Instead of driving, why not opt to take a walk on one of our walking trails? Walking allows you to take in more detail, develop your powers of observation, and notice the little things that make the experience more enjoyable. By developing more mindfulness with this practise, you’ll also feel more connected and immersed in your surrounds.

You’ll get so much more out of your holiday with this approach. Walking is excellent for physical and mental health too.

You’ll find some of our walking trails across different terrains, from coastal to bush, and even a heritage trail here. The walking tracks are easily accessible for prams and wheelchairs too.


4 walking trails to enjoy in Kingston this winter


Explore nature at Kingston SE, close to many towns on the Limestone Coast

The Kingston Foreshore Caravan Park is situated right on the esplanade at Kingston SE, on the calm shores of Lacepede Bay. We are only a short walk from the town centre and 20 minutes from the lovely town of Robe. Kingston is an ideal location to stay and explore other surrounding towns including Millicent, Beachport, Naracoorte, Penola and Mount Gambier. Book your accommodation here or contact us.