The Old Mount Gambier Gaol
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... looked so special that it warranted the expense. For reasons stated we chose not to stay at any more national park attractions for the present time.
Our next stop over was at a non-fee location at the small township of Dartmoor. What a great location with a large grassed camping area in a setting with plenty of trees. There were about 6 separate fire places with cooking plates attached, a couple of walking tracks and a smallish river flowing by. We were ...
... is magnificent and even though we were being blown about by the strong winds, we really enjoyed this spectacular sight from one of the viewpoints. We also drove around valley lake. Cave Gardens, another Sink Hole, and was the original source of water for the early settlers. We walked out onto the suspended viewing platform and had an awesome view into the cave. There is a waterfall, and during winter storms it ...
... away right in front of you, totally unfazed, holding their little bits of fruit with their front paws like squirrels do. After this we headed back to the cave gardens where they have nightly light shows, this was absolutely magical and can only really be described by the photos, that I promise will be up as soon as I get a chance.
Then, after a few pizzas at Fasta Pasta, we popped back to the cabin and called it a night. We got up pretty early today to get back in time ...
... was. There were clouds but they moved over just for our photo. I could have sat looking at it all day. We climbed up some steps to get a better view. At least that was good exercise! A drive around the other lakes and a stop at a lovely green park to watch a family canoeing was very relaxing. We did try to do the tour under the Blue Lake, but until April, it was only operating from 9am until 2pm. Oh well, once again, you get that. Not that disappointed. We could do it in the ...
... ferry crossing bridged the wine country with the southern coast and signaled the start of the homestretch.
Sand dunes, sleepy beach towns and wild, sometimes boring protected national park land rolled by for a couple of hours before we finally arrived in Mount Gambier, a town known for a couple of sinkholes, the unusually blue lake, and the old Gaol prison.
The sinkholes are just that, two big holes in the ground, one of them the ...