By John Pedler
Published: Friday, June 19, 2020
Updated: June 22, 2020 at 1:45 pm
With international and interstate travel on hold, and RAA's famous strip maps returning, what better time to head off on a South Australian road trip?
To help you get around, we’ve reintroduced strip maps leading to some of our favourite destinations – Mount Gambier via Naracoorte and the coast, Renmark via the Sturt Hwy, Coober Pedy via the Stuart Hwy, Flinders Ranges via Clare, and Port Lincoln via Port Wakefield and Cowell.
Seasoned road trippers will have fond memories of flipping the map pages to navigate around SA, while the kids slurped Snips and Sunnyboys in the back seat.
For the Google Maps generation, a strip map is a point-to-point, hard-copy road trip itinerary showing landmarks, rest areas and other features along the way, plus a brief description of the journey.
Whether you’re a seasoned professional or new to the scene, here’s how to navigate one of the state’s popular round trips – Adelaide to Mount Gambier – by strip map.
Our journey takes us down via the coast, and back home through Naracoorte.