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Travel Blogs from Mount Gambier
... age and exhaustion set in and took in the amazing views both looking into and out of the crater. I did the upper circumference myself and was rewarded with my first sighting of a wild Aussie wallabie along with amazing views of the surrounding farmland and small patches of rainfall in the middle distance. Then it was back to the car and on to the blue lake; pretty self explanatory as to what we found there. Then it was the cave gardens, followed by the nearby sinkhole gardens ...
Today is my birthday (happy birthday), and time to pack up and get the tanks filled as the Dutton way caravan park ran on bore water. John one of the owners gave us a box of chocolates on our way out and great info on where we could fill up in town, which was very easy just pulled up right next to the tap. We left with no breakfast so we stop in town on our way out, Dean bought me a lamington jam and cream cake here which was ...
... jetty. This coastal area is famous for its lobster fishing and exporting, but too expensive for us to sample. At Kingston we meet some friendly travellers and have lots of time to relax and chat. Jeff finally gets to use his fishing gear, no one catches anything that day, but it was a good afternoon on the jetty with our new ...
... 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 ...
... for some tasting. We had a really nice time and met some lovely people at Hollick winery who gave us an extra bottle as we were the last visitors for 2013. We had dinner a rustic local pub back in Mount Gambier before heading up to one of the many lookouts to watch the 915 pm firework display.
After the fireworks it was a quiet wine back in the van and we made it to midnight, just.... Happy 2014!!!!
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