When in Rome, do as the Romans do. When in Kingston SE, tour like the locals!
If you enjoy camping, fishing, boating, or walks in nature, then read on for Chad and Kirsty’s tips who have been managers of the Kingston Foreshore Caravan Park for many years. They were raised in the area and familiar with the many wonderful things to do in Kingston. With their two young boys, they make the most of what the region has to offer and share their adventures and travel tips right here!
The Coorong is right here: Chad and Kristy’s favourite things to do on the Coorong
The Coorong National Park is a local paradise of 140 kms of saltwater lagoons from the Murray Mouth (where the Southern Ocean meets the Murray River) to Kingston, and is protected from the ocean by sand dunes. Its wetlands sustain a large and diverse range of flora and fauna.
There is something for all ages to enjoy, from bird watching, fishing, camping, to kayaking, boating and four-wheel driving. There is also an observatory and some lovely bushwalks to explore and discover.
Travelling with family? Kristy’s tips on family friendly things to do in Kingston SE
If you’re travelling with the family, there are plenty of family friendly things to do in Kingston. Many are accessible for kids and grandparents, and all within easy walking distance or a short drive from Kingston Foreshore Caravan Park.
Kristy shares her favourite beaches, bike and walking trails, as well as other local must-see delights!
Fishing in Kingston? Here are Chad’s Local Fishing Tips
The best times for fishing in Kingston are during the warmer months from October to April. But if you are an all weather fishermen who doesn’t mind harsher conditions, then you might enjoy fishing in the Coorong during winter, but you’ll need a 4WD along and the right gear.
“If you have a decent sized boat during the winter months and the boat ramps are open, you can fish for gummy sharks, bronze whalers and chase tuna from Cape Jaffa and this depends on the conditions – we have caught tuna up to 20 kgs but you need to be ready for this type of fishing.”
Smaller fish species include flathead, mullet, tommy rough, whiting, and there is plenty of squid around.
Enjoy 4WD’ing? Four wheel driving in Kingston and Robe? Here are Cameron’s tips
Cameron was born and bred in Robe on the Limestone Coast of South Australia. He knows the terrain around Robe and Kingston like the back of his hand and has traversed many roads and tracks in the area. Cameron is a friend of Kingston Foreshore Caravan Park managers, Chad and Kristy. In this blog, he shares his tips on four wheel driving in Kingston and Robe.
“If you like four-wheel driving on beaches and sandy dunes, then you’ve come to the right place. Most of the beach from Robe to Beachport can be done in a four-wheel drive and the scenery is stunning.
Three of my favourite places along this coastline track to stop for some R&R and 4WD adventures are in Little Dip Conversation Park – Stoney Rise, Bishops Pate and Little Dip Beach. They are all linked and can be done in one trip.”
Bringing your boat? Boating at Kingston SE and Cape Jaffa – tips from a local fishing enthusiast
There are two boat ramps in Kingston. Maria Creek Boat Ramp is past the jetty on Marine Parade with good facilities. On the maps, you will often see it listed under “Kingston boat ramps”.
Cape Jaffa Boat Ramp has a fully functional marina with exceptional facilities. It’s a bigger and deeper channel used by people with bigger boats and commercial fisherman.
You can also launch off the beach if you have a 4WD. You can launch smaller boats anywhere from Threadgold beach through to Pinks Beach.”
Chad and Kirsty are here to help you enjoy more of Kingston SE
Right on the esplanade at Kingston SE, on the calm shores of Lacepede Bay, a short walk from the town centre and only 20 minutes from the busy town of Robe. The Kingston Foreshore Caravan Park has plenty to offer families, solo travellers and adventurous caravanners.
Both Chad and Kirsty are around most days and available at the kiosk to help you with your enquiries about touring Kingston and the Limestone Coast.
You can give them a call on 08) 8767 2050 or book accommodation across the road from the beach right here. View our accommodation options – cabins, powered and unpowered sites. We hope to see you soon!