Camp­bell Haig’s FAVOURITE PLACES

This Port Elliot res­i­dent and manag­ing di­rec­tor of Lux­ury Life­style Group shares his top 10 must-do ex­pe­ri­ences.

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1 PORT ELLIOT AR­CHI­TEC­TURE

“I love the his­toric build­ings in Port Elliot, par­tic­u­larly the post of­fice on The Strand be­cause of its grand­ness.” fleurieu­penin­sula.com.au

2 HORSE­SHOE BAY

“Sit­u­ated on Port Elliot’s fore­shore, this is a beau­ti­ful cove that’s clean and safe for swim­ming, and is also pro­tected from the wind.” fleurieu­penin­sula.com.au

3 BOMB­ORA AT GOOLWA BEACH CAFE

“The cafe’s lo­ca­tion — on the edge of the sand at Goolwa Beach — is stunning.” Beach Road, Goolwa Beach. (08) 8555 5396; bomb­or­a­goolwa.com

4 WHALE WATCH­ING

“South Aus­tralia’s waters have an in­cred­i­ble di­ver­sity of whales. The south­ern right whales mi­grate through here be­tween June and Oc­to­ber.” sawhale­cen­tre.com

5 FAB­U­LOUS FARM GATE PRO­DUCE

“You can get so many kinds of fresh pro­duce — cheese, lamb, fruit, veg­eta­bles — from farm gates all over the penin­sula.” fleurieu­food.com.au/pro­duce

6 SOUTH­ERN FLEURIEU WINE RE­GION

“The strength of the south­ern Fleurieu wine re­gion is its Mediter­ranean style. It doesn’t get the heat of the Barossa and Mclaren Vale, be­cause the sea breeze mod­er­ates our cli­mate. This area doesn’t get the se­vere frosts or heat that other re­gions do. We have just un­der half a hectare of vines at Waver­ley and six hectares at Bashams Beach, where we grow caber­net sauvi­gnon, shi­raz and chardon­nay va­ri­eties.” southaus­tralia.com

7 CROWS NEST LOOK­OUT

“You can look out over the whole coast­line from here — Goolwa, Mid­dle­ton and Port Elliot.” Crows Nest Road, Port Elliot.

8 DEEP CREEK CON­SER­VA­TION PARK

“We love walk­ing along the dirt roads around where we live and where there are a few old ceme­ter­ies. You can get lost in the Deep Creek Con­ser­va­tion Park; we of­ten go there with our son, Owen.” en­vi­ron­ment.sa.gov.au/parks

9 SOUTH SEAS BOOKS & TRAD­ING

“Ev­ery town should have a book­store like South Seas Books & Trad­ing. Filled with best­sellers and in­de­pen­dent reads, the store houses a gallery and cafe, too.” 53 North Ter­race. (08) 8554 2301; south­seas­books.com.au

10 THE AUS­TRALASIAN DIN­ING ROOM

“We don’t eat out much, but when we do, we go to The Aus­tralasian Din­ing Room, the restau­rant at The Aus­tralasian Circa 1858, in Goolwa. We like the at­mos­phere, and the food is fresh and re­gional; the qual­ity is amaz­ing. The peo­ple who own it put their heart and soul into it.”

CLOCK­WISE, FROM TOP Camp­bell Haig; the old school house at Waver­ley is now ac­com­mo­da­tion; South Seas Books & Trad­ing, a favourite haunt.

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