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  • Day33

    Mount Gambier, SA

    January 15 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Mt Gambier has over 50 sinkholes in/and around the area...this wasn't on our original itinerary but as I love a sinkhole so decided to visit!
    Arrived mid-morning and hit the ground running as we were only here for a day and a night...first stop - The Blue Lake -WOW 😳 its a dormant volcanic crater that is filled with water...it is massive and is usually a grey colour but from Nov -Apr each year, the water turns a vibrant blue! A strange blue...like a dark aqua maybe? We walked the 5km track around the crater to see the different aspects. No swimming here as they still don't know why it's turns blue each year and they don't want to upset the ecosystem.
    Next stop - Little Blue Lake...a sinkhole filled with water and suitable for swimming in! Yay! The water was amazing. We jumped in off the smaller side...this wasn't as blue as the Blue Lake but a lovely swim.
    Next stop - checked out the towns pubs etc. Beautiful old sandstone homes surrounded by gorgeous rose gardens. And I have been stopping to smell them 😁
    Had dinner (seafood platter for $59!!) at Mt Gambier Hotel - then headed off to see another couple of sinkholes...one had a stunning tiered garden in it and the other had light show and a cultural narration.
    So all in all, we were happy we made the side trip here as there's lots to see and do 😍
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    Trudi Mataiti

    woweeee 😍

    that looks amazing - sorry Wuser, I wasn't up to date... [Binn]

    Selfie stick! [Binnos]

    Wilsons Trip 2021-2022

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    I did try and say something else about your selfie stick but it was identified as spam!! [binnos]

     
  • Day30

    Canunda NP, Limestone Coast

    January 12 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Camped at a place called Cot-Gee in Boozy Gully, Canunda NP- it was a must when we saw the name! Arrived late as we spent the day driving from Moana...nice campground with only 7 sites.
    2nd day - Hiked 12.88kms along the coast. What a gorgeous, rugged, amazing coastline! The water was so aqua blue I wanted to dive into every bay we saw but not all were accessible. Had a dip at Eddy Bay and it was very chilly (as its the Southern Ocean) but invigorating and refreshing! Pete only dipped his big toe in and did an about face! Haha 😄
    3rd day was overcast went for a drive to explore. Lots of 4WD tracks that require proper tyres (that we don't have on). Got bogged but managed to free ourselves then drove another track to find another couple bogged...we helped them get out too 😉
    Visited Coola Outstation, Geltwood Beach, Lake Bonney and Millicent (see pics on next footprint).
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    Trudi Mataiti

    whaaaat... I watched all of that & no wombat 🤦🏻‍♀️

    Wilsons Trip 2021-2022

    I know!! devo 😭 I was on the hunt the whole time and didn't see one! Pete saw 2 😫

    Trudi Mataiti

    😂😂

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  • Day30

    Èn route from Moana to the Limestone Cst

    January 12 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Up and away early...sadly...as it was set to be another beautiful 33°C day 😫
    Stopped at Strathalbyn for a quick breaky...best $12.90 big breakfast!!Drove the scenic route through McLaren vineyards to Wellington to catch the ferry across the Murray River...followed the coast road and visited Robe & Beachport before heading to the campsite in Canunda National Park. We saw loads of pine forests, rolling hills, the Big Lobster, some camels, Robes old gaol ruins and Obelisk.Read more

    Carolyn Richmond

    yum

    Carolyn Richmond

    now that's a keeper ;)

    Carolyn Richmond

    the ends of the earth

     
  • Day27

    Moana, SA

    January 9 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Needed some beach time so headed to Moana, which looked lovely when we were researching where to head - the campground was on the beach and they had an availability! The amenities were quite dated but clean, great camp kitchen and a tennis court lol. Our site was next to a lovely older couple from the area who were "retired" (had their own business and have handed it over to the son), but kept going to work everyday...puzzling. No pool in the park so all the families went to the beach all day! Moana Beach is in a gulf so it's like a lake...only tiny little waves which are great for kids learning to surf - of which there were loads. And stand-up paddleboards too. I just wanted to lay in the sun and jump in the water every now and again so that's what we did. 30-37°C for 3 days...Happy, happy, happy. Oh we did take a drive to find the local (famed, according to themselves) "optional clothing" beach (our 2nd one now, so brave). Maslin Beach. Absolutely stunning beach - "very Mediterranean" Pete kept saying. Very Mediterranean indeed with all the tanline-less bodies. It would be rude not to join in, so we did. How young, wild and free we are haha!Read more

  • Day1010

    Adelaide International

    January 8 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 19 °C

    There is tennis in town right now, so a great chance to see Ash Barty (world number 1) live playing and winning a semi final. Was a nice evening.

    Zurzeit findet ein Vorbereitungstennis Turnier hier in Adelaide statt. Mein freier Tag hat perfekt mit dem Halbfinale gepasst und so konnte ich es mir nicht entgehen lassen Ash Barty, die erste der Weltrangliste live spielen zu sehen. Auch wenn das Spiel nicht annähernd spannend war hat es Spaß gemacht.Read more

  • Day23

    Semaphore, SA

    January 5 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Stayed here for 3 days...miserable weather the whole time which was unfortunate as we were right on the beach. The first day, we wandered thru the Botanical Gardens - which were lovely and then drove through the city...its obvious why it's called The City of Churches! They're everywhere...rows and rows of them right next to each other. A church-goers heaven! We on the other hand were happy to admire them as we drove past...stopped in Semaphore on the way home to see what the town had to offer. Pretty much the usual, a few pubs, cafes/restaurants and a huge jetty which was too windy to walk along. Day 2 we took a drive to Southgate to have the car serviced and we were stuck in a two-bit town for 4 hours 😳. Walked a couple of k's up the road to the local mall which had about 20 shops. Luckily there was a nail place where I could get my toenails shellaced to kill some time. Pete sat in a coffee shop and read thru our book of maps (courtesy of Belinda & Simon) determining our next steps. It was a loooooong 4 hours. Visited Glenelg on the way back - lovely place! Hit the Surf Club for dinner - it aligned with Semaphore...very ordinary.
    Day 3 - we putzed around for the majority of the day then got ready and headed into the town for dinner. We were going to catch the miniture train in but we just missed it. We saw a couple of scooters nearby- they have motorised scooters everywhere for people to hire to get around town. So downloaded the app, scanned the QR code and off we went! It was heaps of fun. Headed to the Palais - a big pub on the foreshore...had an awesome meal and a few drinky poos. There was some excitement also as we had front row seats to a bunch of youths who had the Police come in and haul them away.
    There were some shady characters amongst them that's for sure. Enough excitement and beverages for one day...home to catch some zeds 😴 We're out of here tomorrow WOO HOO!
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  • Day34

    Kimba

    January 7 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    A fairly big day for us travelling from Crystal Brook, through Port Pirie, up to the top of the Spencer Gulf through Port Augusta and then west to the town of Kimba.
    Now a centre for grain distribution, Kimba bills itself as "Half Way Across Australia". The local community have done a great job providing facilities for travelers here with two dedicated free camp areas. We stayed at Kimba Pioneer Memorial Park with lovely clean toilets and showers, water and rubbish bins available and nice clean quiet area. A fantastic camp kitchen was also available but we didn't get to use it.Read more

    Wandering Ozzies

    Mural at the show grounds

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    One of the first silo art sites in South Australia

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    Seems a long way to come to only be halfway 😲

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  • Day32

    Bowman Park, Crystal Brook

    January 5 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    We left the Yorke Peninsular with mixed feelings. Parts of it were lovely but with the incessant wind and the crowded time of year we probably didn't see it at it's best.
    Heading north the scenery started to change with less of the brown open grain fields and more bush and greenery. Made our way to a Council controlled stopover called Bowman Park near the small town of Crystal Brook. A really interesting spot that was originally a homestead called "Crystal Brook Run" running sheep and growing wheat but has been through quite a few lives since it's original purpose. It has apparently been used as a youth camp, rodeo ground, speedway and flora and fauna park. Parts of the original homestead are still visible.Read more

    Wandering Ozzies

    Barn for the original homestead

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    Modern amenities 🤣 The new ones are much better.

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    The original homestead was blown up with dynamite for some reason 🤷‍♂️

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  • Day29

    Coobowie

    January 2 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Well after spending the Christmas - New Year period in the Coobowie Caravan Park we will probably not be looking for another caravan park for a while. It is a pleasant enough spot but being in a full park is not really our thing. We did a bit of exploring around the area mainly to get out of the park for a while.Read more

    Wandering Ozzies

    A brief period when we didn't have the ferals next door to us.

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    Wool Bay Kiln

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    Port Vincent foreshore. It is a nice little holiday town.

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  • Day20

    Adelaide Hills - Hahndorf, SA

    January 2 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Arrived at Hanhndorf Resort around 4pm...beautiful camping/caravan park...tiered, level sites so really easy to set up. It's a Discovery Park - (like a BIG4) so quite a commercial, family friendly holiday park. No flies, no mosquitoes, no ants - PRAISE THE LORD!! Never thought we'd be so happy to be back in general population! It's also 20°C cooler and we've had to get our jackets out again! So good for sleeping though 😴
    The town was founded in 1839 by 54 Prussian families who immigrated due to their orginal Lutheran church unifying with another denomination - which they disagreed with - hence the German village-vibe. It's a very picturesque little town - think Berry on steroids? Its just gorgeous, pubs (German themed), cafes, restaurants, cellar doors, galleries, fudge shops, cute little gardens, a museum and a Birkenstock shop thrown in. Pete thinks he's very clever for taking me Outback Australia but ending up in Germany 🙄 We've visited -
    ▪︎artist Hans Heysen "The Cedars" property where he and his artist daughter lived and worked for many years
    ▪︎ the museum and art gallery
    ▪︎ a few wineries to sample the local selection...we bought 54 bottles. Kidding! Lol...only came away with 4. Our favourite was Nepenthe...
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    Trudi Mataiti

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    Trudi Mataiti

    very stylish campers I must say 👗👚

    Wilsons Trip 2021-2022

    2nd time hair & make-up done since leaving! Was nice to throw a frock on 😉

    Trudi Mataiti

    you look gorge 😍

    Carolyn Richmond

    Hasn't changed.. lo v ely town very picturesque ..

     

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State of South Australia, South Australia, SA, Australie-Méridionale, Austrália Meridional, Южная Австралия