4WD Touring Australia – June 2018

(Ben Green) #1
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Due to it’s location at the southern tip of the Eyre Peninsula, visitors
coming from Adelaide need to take the scenic route north to Port
Augusta before driving all the way to the southern tip of the peninsula –
resulting in a 685km drive of around seven hours each way.
Camping is available at a number of waterfront campgrounds
within the national park. Unpowered sites with basic amenities are
available at Yangie Bay, Black Springs, Bin Yangie, Morgans Landing and
The Pool campgrounds.
Fuel is available at Cofn Bay township.



4WDing is eternally popular down here, and the
varied terrain makes an offroad run down here a
real treat. While the park’s tracks are suitable for all 4WD
vehicles, be prepared for some soft sandy sections and a
couple of possible shallow water crossings.
Fishing is pretty good excuse for a trip out to Cofn
Bay, with healthy numbers of Australian salmon
taken from the beaches here year round. Big mulloway
are also taken here from time to time, with whole mullet,
whiting and squid baits proving the undoing of plenty of
large sh.


he coast with the most, Cofn Bay’s an absolute pearler of a spot at the southern
extremity of South Oz’s Eyre Peninsula. The Cofn Bay National Park protects the
pretty peninsula that’s renowned for its top-notch seafood and gob smacking scenery.
Visitors to the bay have their pick of some epic offroad drives and a plethora of
coastal entertainment options.
Whether you like to wet a line in the estuary or from the beach, bathe in the bay’s
gin clear waters or have a crack at surng a couple of ledgy nearby reef breaks, you
won’t be disappointed.
The park is located to the west of the Cofn Bay township right at the tip of the
Eyre Peninsula. Visiting 4WDers can traverse the park’s rugged coastline, through
dunes and rocky limestone sections and pay a visit to the famous Seven Mile Beach.


I’ve banged on about the benets of podcasts plenty in the
past, but these things really are a godsend for long-range
drivers. I just completed a 3,500km solo drive and I reckon
I would have lost my mind somewhere around the middle
of day three if I didn’t have a healthy stack of my favourite

podcasts queued up and ready to play. The benet of these
types of long form radio shows is there’s just so much great
content out there and the medium is perfectly suited to
driving. Get onto iTunes, Google Play or the Podcast app in
your phone and search out your new favourite poddy. Make
sure to download a bunch of episodes in advance so that you
can play them ofine when driving remotely.
Free download pdf