Grampion National Park, Mount Gambier and the Blue lake

 Feb 7

Yay for a “lie in” until 6:30 am! After a gourmet breakfast of peanut butter, nutella AND banana sandwich we set off.

‘Our first stop was a lovely hike in Grampion National park where we saw lots of kangaroos, a deer and a kookaburra I managed to video while one was “laughing” It’s such a great sound that you can’t help but laugh along. We drove up Mount Washington to enjoy the view. Wimpy, I know as we should have walked but at 9:30 am it’s already really hot.

Next was stop at a sink hole which has been converted to a beautiful garden and then a stop to view the most beautiful bright blue lake. Apparently there’s an option to go for a swim here but now the temperature chooses to drop and I’ve got to be hot to swim. Bummer.

Our hostel tonight is an old jail  in Mount Gambier. It’s got lots of character and is privately owned by a nice young couple who prepared a great pasta meal for us.

The tediously slow wifi is driving me nuts so after waiting forever just to upload 2 photos, I’m going to bed

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The laughing kookaburra

Yes, the water really is that blue. The calcium reacts with the heat and produces carbonation which makes it blue

Yes, the water really is that blue. The calcium reacts with the heat and produces carbonation which makes it blue

Inside the sink hole

Inside the sink hole

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