Travel Blogs from Mount Gambier
Before we left Adelaide, we had a look at the immigration museum which gives an account of the various immigration waves that Australia has encountered and also the impact on the indigenous Australians as the Aborigines are now called.
There has been a lot of sadness over the years; the Aborigines lost a way of life that they developed over …
This morning, all 3 phone alarms rang and all 3 of us ignored them. Consequently not on the road until 7.30am. We see the first drops of rain we have seen in 3 weeks, we notice how the paddocks are green, there are bales of hay and plenty of sheep and cattle in fenced paddocks.
We stopped for breakfast at Bocelli's in Adelaide. We do not like all the noise, all the people and how everyone is in a hurry ...
... with the motorhome on a really ugly lean. As we were hooking up the Suzuki to attempt to pull the truck back onto the road, a local farmer stopped to offer assistance. After getting unbogged it turns out that Damien was a local wine grower who just happened to also make wine and he invited us out the his barrel shed the next morning for a chat and some wine tasting. How lucky/unlucky is that. Heading across the Great Ocean Road ...
... a little accident with Cooper. After a good nights sleep, we headed to Burra, recognized as Australia most authentic historic town. We agree. We visited every antique and curio shop. We even met Australia's best 'picker' Stuart Norris. He has appeared on TV, in the newspaper and is the president of Australia's Pickers. A very interesting guy, who will be appearing on the next installment of Underbelly. He loved Cooper and we spent three ...
Left Port Fairy at 9:00am and arrived at Mount Gambier around 11:20am. Booked into the Pine Country C.P. ($38/nite) for 4 nights, to cover the Easter period. Replenished fruit and veggie supplies, after having to empty stocks for the border crossing. Explored the Blue Lake and Valley Lake briefly. Fri 18-Apr-2014 ------------------ Showers today, but took a tour around the Blue Lake and Valley Lake with ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAvalon Motel Mount Gambier
Very comfortable stay with friendly and helpful owner in reception. Large very clean room. Enjoyed our stay.
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