Camp or set up the caravan at a cosy campground, central to attractions on the Fleurieu Peninsula
Right down at the southern end of the Fleurieu Peninsula is the Second Valley Caravan Park, a great place to set-up base to explore the area. There are loads of nearby attractions, the closest is the jetty and an old walking trail that’s only about 100 metres from the campground.
Choose to stay in a cabin, rent an old retired caravan and annex, otherwise bring along your own van or tent as there’s an upper and lower lawn with a bunch of powered campsites on each.
The Second Valley Caravan Park might not be the most flash or modern campground and accommodation on the peninsula, but it’s comfortable, well maintained with clean facilities and the super friendly staff seem to take a lot of pride in keeping the place tidy and in a good working order.
Second Valley Caravan Park Facilities
There’s a large toilet block that’s kept clean with a coin laundry between the men’s and women’s. Right next to the amenities is a seperate building that houses 8 individual showers that could almost be referred to as bathrooms, due to the size of the room they’re each in and due to having a seperate basin and mirror.
The cooking area is equiped with two large hot plates, a couple of stove top gas cookers, microwave, kettle, fridges, taps and sinks, and there’s even a pizza oven. This is a good spot to meet some of the other guests and the best part (other than it all being super clean) is that it’s all free of charge.
At the bottom corner of the campground is a shop where you can get some basic necessities, they also offer kayak, snorkeling and scuba diving gear in summer.
Fishing at Second Valley
Second Valley is famous for fishing and one of the most popular fishing spots on the Fleurieu Peninsula.
Head past the Second Valley Caravan Park to the jetty and throw a line in from there. People usually head here to catch Dusky Flathead, Southern Calamari and Australian Ruff.
It’s usually a pretty protected place for fishing with calm water, that’s why you’ll see a few people fishing from the rocks, although some rogue waves are known to roll in, so it’s advised that you stick to fishing from the Second Valley jetty.
For bait, fishing gear and advice, head up to the shop at the Second Valley Caravan Park.
Getting to the Second Valley Campground
Getting to Second Valley is quite easy. From Adelaide, head south to Normanville then follow the road towards Kangaroo Island and you’ll see the turn off. Keep on driving all of the way to the end and you can’t miss it!
If you’re coming from Victoria or south-east South Australia, you can head towards Meadows from Mount Barker and follow the signs to Kangaroo Island, looking for the Second Valley turn off. The campground is right in the middle of town at the end of the road. You’ll need to sign in at the shop, but the entrance is off a side road, just at the start of the caravan park.
Either way that you come, be sure to drive careful and allow some extra time as the road weaves and winds through countless hills. Driving slow isn’t just for safety, but so that you can enjoy the beautiful views of the rolling hills.