Mount Gambier – Blue Lake, Sinkholes and More

Australia, Mount Gambier Guide (B): Mount Gambier – Blue Lake, Sinkholes and More

It’s time to hit the road again! For the husband’s birthday this year, we spent a long weekend in Mount Gambier, South Australia. The city is situated on the slopes of Mount Gambier Volcano in the south east of the state, about 5 1/2 hour drive from Melbourne.

Mount Gambier is the home of the famous Blue Lake, sinkholes and some of the picturesque caves which are very popular for cave divers within Australia and outside.

The famous Blue Lake is located in the dormant Mount Gambier volcanic crater. The lake’s colour is a stunning blue and it changes from grey to a vivid blue in November each year and changing back to grey after March.

We walked the blue lake circuit, a 3.6 kilometres around the lake’s circumference. We enjoyed the view from different viewing lookouts within its boundary.

This is a Cultural Exhibition and Convention Centre in the heart of the town, next to the Cave Garden. There is a temporary exhibition themed as art of gardening during our visit. They have small but quite interesting collections. Upstairs, features interesting information about the history of the town. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Mount Gambier – Blue Lake, Sinkholes and More
Guide Location: Australia » Mount Gambier
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Main Corner   Cave Garden   Engelbrecht Cave   Umpherston Sinkhole   Tantanoola Cave  
Author: Heidi Ealdama
Read it on author's website: https://blissfulmeblog.wordpress.com/2016/09/07/mount-gambier-blue-lake-sinkholes-and-more/