Look out for the ‘Community Welcomes Recreational Vehicles’ signage on your next trip and rest easy knowing that your destination is equipped to welcome you and your caravan, camper trailer, motorhome or campervan. This month we are profiling Coobowie.
These towns have made a commitment to offer easily accessible long vehicle short term parking within the town centre and have clear directional signage to their local visitor information centre.
Coobowie is a small relaxed coastal town near the south-eastern tip of Yorke Peninsula. The town was proclaimed in 1875, with the word Coobowie coming from an Aboriginal word meaning “wild fowl water”. Now known as the ‘Pelican Port’, the Coobowie estuary is home to a fascinating array of birdlife.
The shallow waters of Coobowie’s bay are ideal for small children. When the tide goes out, they can walk for miles fossicking for small crabs, shells and marine life that can only be found on Yorke Peninsula. The beach is ideal for swimming and fishing, as well as long walks.
Take a walk or cycle along the coastal trail between Coobowie and Edithburgh. An easy 5 kms, it takes in rugged coastline and abundant bird life, with glimpses of Gulf St Vincent.
Nestled at the edge of the Coobowie Estuary is a wonderful bird hide to enable you to watch our feathered friends go about their business. The bird hide has been built by the Coobowie Progress Association, and offers views of birds feeding on the low water line in the Estuary. Bird identification brochures are available at the General Store and at the Caravan Park. Six hundred native trees have been planted and the area will be a beautiful natural habitat for the land and sea birds once these plants are established. Interpretive signage has been placed in the area to assist visitors and seating provides rest stops so you can take in the magnificent views.
Coobowie visitor information outlet can provide information on the local area, as well as maps and brochures. It is located in the general store in Beach Road.
Facilities in this town include:
For more information, please visit the Community Welcomes website.