From Kimba we had another long drive across to Streaky Bay near Ceduna, which is really at one end of the Nullabor. To be honest we didn’t love it, perhaps we didn’t stay long enough to explore the sights but we headed south towards Baird Bay where we were planning to swim with the sea lions.

After a long day of driving it was one of those challenging times where we arrived at a campground that sounded great on Wikicamps, but when we got there it was just plain awful.  So we kept moving south and it took us another couple of hours to find a place to stay but we’re glad we kept looking as Camp Coodlie was one of our favourite camps so far.
Camp Coodlie is a coastal property with a dedicated area for schools and groups, and bush camping for $10 per night.
Welcome to Camp Coodlie.

 

A fire pit we would be envious of at Air Scouts!

 

The shower block which had an unusual twist.

 

Bucket showers were the go at Camp Coodlie.

 

We cooked all our meals in this brilliant camp kitchen which had some great features.

 

The swag huts at Camp Coodlie.

 

The owners were very welcoming and it looks like they had a lot of fun setting up the camping area.  We loved the creativity!

Venus Bay

Nearby was the lovely seaside town of Venus Bay, which has a terrific general store, jetty and it had a genuinely lovely atmosphere.
Venus Bay on the Eyre Peninsula

 

Time for some swinging fun after a couple of long days of driving.

Woolshed Cave, Talia

One of our favourite accidental finds was the Woolshed Cave out the back of Camp Coodlie.  We drove out one of the exits at the back of the property and found this fascinating coastline (which was eroding into the sea). We came back here again at sunset and the kids got some better shots on their ipads than we did!
Woolshed Cave sign at Talia, for those geologists out there who can understand this stuff.

 

This sign we could understand!

 

The Woolshed Cave was intriguing with the beautiful green water at the front door.

 

We let the kids go exploring the inside of the cave, where we all heard what we thought were bats.