Campbell Haig’s FAVOURITE PLACES
This Port Elliot resident and managing director of Luxury Lifestyle Group shares his top 10 must-do experiences.
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.