Lower Glenelg National Park

Trip Start Mar 03, 2007
Trip End Apr 2009

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Monday, March 10, 2008

We headed down the coast to Mt Gambier where there were a couple of good focal points for us to take in. The first was the stunning Blue Lake. The name itself doesn't really do it justice. The lake sits inside a 3.6km round crater with step slopes down the crater to the water. It looks very refreshing. Mt Gambier is also home to a number a giant sink holes and caves. We visited the Umpherston Sinkhole which is pretty central. The huge crater like hole has a narrow stairwell leading downwards and a plush terraced garden or eden has been created below. At night you can come down and feed the possums which nest in the craggy limestone walls.

After Mt Gabier we headed down to a pretty little town called Nelson a little further south, the boys jumped out and got some directions for good camping, which is abundant in this area and some bait for the newly aquired fishing lines. I had grown really close to the comfort of the shot gun seat by this stage and refused to get out of the car as the guys questioned the local information kiosk. Then we headed into the Lower Glenelg National Park to a secluded spot on the river I suddenly sprung to life. Wow this place a sight. It was the typical boy scout scenerio, with tall pines shading the dirt banks which flowed down to the jetty standing firm as the river cut its course from left to right. We spent a couple of days here just relaxing and fishing off the small jetty. On one of the mornings a couple of Kangaroos decided to pay us a visit and I was able to get really close and snap some good close up shots.

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