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4 star Log Cabins
• 4 star Park Cabins
• Powered & Unpowered sites
• BBQ Facilities
• Camp Kitchen
• Modern toilet/Shower Block
• & Laundry
Natural Wildlife. No pets please.
Ph: 08 8559 7201
on the River at Mannum
• Great Pub Meals
• TAB • Pokies
• Boathouse Bar & Bistro
• Overlooking the Murray
Lunch: 12-2 Dinner: 6-8
OPEN 7 DAYS
l Guided tours depart at dusk each evening
l Island discovery & eco tours are run during the day for group bookings
l A truly magical eco experience
l Bistro open everyday until late
See the penguins come home to rest
Tel: 08 8552 7555 www.graniteisland.com.au
The foreshore of beautiful Wallaroo
Bay is the setting for the Wallaroo
North Beach Tourist Park which
offers self contained holiday units,
spa units, powered and unpowered
camping sites for holidaymakers.
The park has many facilities
including a playground, recreation
room, barbecue area, camp kitchen,
laundry, new ensuite ablution block,
fish cleaning bay and kiosk with
internet access, not forgetting the
beach right at your doorstep.
More information at www.
Like Mannum, home of the paddle
steamer, the multi-award winning
Pretoria Hotel sits on the banks of
the mighty Murray River rich in its
You are invited to drop in, be greeted
by the friendly staff and enjoy true
country hospitality and a cold drink
at the original Front Bar which still
displays the old 1956 flood marker.
For delicious food with magnificent
views just watching the River go by,
the Boathouse Bar & Bistro reflects
all the old charm of the paddleboat
Under an hour's drive from Adelaide
this is one of the great country
Special care needed when travelling alone
Most people see their retirement
as the perfect time to fulfill their
travel dreams. Some want to hook
up the caravan and head off on an
adventure around Australia, while
others might make a beeline for
the airport and an international
While some retirees enjoy being part
of guided tour groups, others prefer
the flexibility of travelling alone and
seeing what they like, when they
like. However, special care needs to
be taken to ensure that you have a
safe holiday if you are travelling by
Here are some tips and precautions
to consider when travelling alone
and in unfamiliar surroundings.
• Follow some of the routines you
have at home: drink a cup of
coffee in the morning, take an
afternoon walk, and visit the
market in the evening.
• If you are staying more than a
couple of days, create a temporary
home by decorating your room
with familiar objects such as
pictures, candles and flowers.
• Go to a restaurant and bring a
book, journal or materials for
writing letters. You might also
bring a guidebook or map to help
plan the next part of your trip.
• Become a regular – visit one
shop consistently or have
breakfast at the same cafe each
morning, and get to know the
people who work there. They can
give you helpful advice about
the area and, when you need it,
provide assistance which can
be especially important in an
• Meet other travellers through
classes or tour groups. They can
share travel tips with you and
even become temporary travel
• Research your destination so you’ll
know what to expect in terms of
attitudes toward foreigners and, if
you're female, women.
• Request a room that isn’t on the
ground floor, which
can offer easy
access through a
• Avoid opening your
door to people who
are unknown to
you or who do not
• Become familiar
with the people
at your hotel's
and inform them
of your comings and goings. Give
them emergency numbers of
family or friends.
• Get to know the area where you’ll
be staying, and trust your intuition.
Avoid places that look risky.
• Dress like a local resident, or at
least try to look inconspicuous in
your dress and behaviour.
• Walk with confdence. If you’re
feeling nervous, seek out a
fellow traveller as a temporary
companion or stay close to
another pedestrian so that you
don't appear to be alone.
• Stay sober, or at least know your
limits when drinking.
• Be somewhat cautious when
meeting new people. Ask lots of
questions first and get to know
people first before letting them
know you are travelling alone. You
don't want to become a target for
others to take advantage of you.
• If you run into trouble in a
foreign country, contact the local
Australian Embassy or Consulate
as soon as possible.
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