If you’re looking for a terrific destination for your next family holiday you can’t look past Discovery Parks – Lake Bonney at beautiful Barmera SA where the red desert meets the mighty Murray River.
WATER PLAY ON LAKE BONNEY
So why camp here? Well, being lakeside on a tributary from the Murray River you’re bound to spot fish rising. You can fish straight off the bank with a great expectation of a catch – even if it is a carp its great fun for young and old alike. Bass and catfish occur naturally but the waters are also stocked with rainbow trout. And if you’re keen to set sail, you can launch via a boat ramp on-site.
No toys? No problem, the team at Discovery Parks – Lake Bonney hires out kayaks and water peddle carts. Water-skiing’s popular here too and there’s a swim-only area out front.
ACTIVE AT DISCOVERY PARKS – LAKE BONNEY
We all love a day on the river but when the little ones tire of sandcastles and chasing waves, they can join park besties on the jumping pillow or at the on-site splash park.
In fact, there are two pools here. Plus, a pump track, bike hire and onsite gym for those adrenaline junkies in your life.
Whether you’re with a group or like to cook away from camp, there’s a fantastic, large open communal camp kitchen. It’s kitted out with fridges, a microwave, oven and undercover barbecues. In addition to barbecues throughout. Or, for damper and a winter meal, join park hosts for a camp cookout at the communal fire-pit at The Lakeshed.
CAMPING AT DISCOVERY PARKS – LAKE BONNEY
Travelling with a caravan, motorhome, camper trailer or tent? You’ll find the perfect-size grassy patch on which to camp either facing or just a short stroll from the water.
A communal block offers family-size washrooms for privacy when cleaning up kids, or you can always opt for an on-site ensuite. They also offer a dumpsite if you have your own amenities.
There many types of cabins here to choose from at Discovery Parks – Lake Bonney. Whether you’re accommodating six on a budget or quietly retreating with a loved one.
The stunning, large two-bedroom lakeside cabins afford magnificent views within casting distance from the front deck. In fact, all cabins feature verandahs, air-conditioning and cooking facilities, with most offering bathroom amenities as well.
MEET THE AUTHOR
We call him Bear, and no it’s not just because he’s so cute and cuddly. Bear was the sort of kid that had a model fishing boat in the bath and a Jeep in the sandpit dreaming of great adventures both at sea and on land. He has been lucky enough to follow those dreams and now shares his stories of success and failure, what works and what doesn’t, how to and how not to, and of course where to go in our great country. Bears philosophy is about the joy we get from the journey – not just the destination.
Whilst originally trained as a boat builder Bear’s life has led down many paths but always drawing back on those primary skills. He has experience in irrigation, agriculture, engineering, landscaping and even once owned a playground equipment manufacturing company along with many years in wholesale and retail boat sales and fishing charters before turning his hand to outdoor media. Bear is a skilled writer and photographer, hosted successful radio shows, and nowadays spends a good deal of time in front of the camera creating reviews and features for print, on-line, TV and custom media.