Chasing Slow – Part 1: Fleurieu Peninsula

Sellicks Beach, Fleurieu Peninsula - 1

We’ve started our long, slow lap around Australia – from Geelong to Geelong, heading west via the coast!

The Great Ocean Road, Otways, Wilsons Prom, Tasmania – we’ve done it all, so instead of exploring Victoria, we headed straight to my Mum’s at the Grampians to do a quick business handover as she’s going to be managing the WAY&FARER sustainable camping shop from here-on-out, then after a few hugs & kisses, the journey of a lifetime began!

Our goal was to get somewhere that we hadn’t yet seen, set our sights on new horizons and start exploring this huge and allegedly incredible country.

Although we’ve seen a lot of the south-east of SA (take a look at our travel guides section), it’s a bit far for a days drive to get somewhere that we hadn’t been before, so we pulled into my Mum’s beach house at Eight Mile Creek, near Mount Gambier (bottom corner of SA), took it easy for a few days, packed, re-packed and then hit the road on way to unseen destination: The Fleurieu Peninsula, just to the south of Adelaide, & here’s what we saw!

Read more about the Fleurieu Peninsula here – including some brief info on all of the places that we visited in the video and pictures above.

We set up base at the Second Valley Caravan Park, a tidy little campground nestled amongst some huge rolling hills, protected from harsh weather that came our way. After spending week on the peninsula chasing slow, we packed up the caravan and headed north in the direction of outback to the Flinders Ranges.

Read more about Second Valley Caravan Park here.

It’s a bit of a journey from Fleurieu to Flinders, so we split it up by visiting a German town in the Adelaide hills called Hahndorf, then camped at the Clement’s Gap old school grounds, a couple of hours north of Adelaide.

Not gonna lie – it was a bit creepy pulling into the remote campground with not a soul insight in the middle of the night – especially with a heap of decoration hanging off the trees and fence posts, but after waking up in the morning, doing a bit of research and learning that it was done by the local primary school, it added some charm and we ended up really enjoying being there.

Read more about the Clement’s Gap Old School Campground here.

Clement’s Gap Old School Yard Campground

& here’s a few photo’s of Hahndorf:

Up next: Chasing Slow – Part 2: Flinders Ranges.

Make sure to follow @wayandfarer on Instagram to stay up to date with our adventures!

If you have any questions or have been to some of these places, we’d love to hear from you in the comments section below! Cheers, Guy & Eva.

About Guy

Hey guys, I'm Guy - one of the founders of WAY&FARER and the main one posting on the blog. I've written about hundreds of places to visit, campgrounds and hiking trails both on the WAY&FARER blog and in the "EXPLORE" section on this website. If you've got any questions about anything that I've written or you've noticed that one of the places we've covered has changed & needs an update, please get in touch with me via Otherwise, I'll leave you to enjoy the blog and while you're at it, take a look at the WAY&FARER Camping Shop! Cheers, Guy

2 thoughts on “Chasing Slow – Part 1: Fleurieu Peninsula

  1. Enjoying keeping in touch with your lap around Australia ..quality pictures and interesting words thanks

    1. Guy says:

      Cheers Chris! Plenty more to come. Thanks for the comment! Guy & Eva.

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