Mt Gambier – Blue Lake, Caves, Sinkholes and one great Library

Amelia crying out in pain after bumping her head on some playground equipment. Caring Dad!

Amelia crying out in pain after bumping her head on some playground equipment. Caring Dad!

Mount Gambier at sunrise.

Mount Gambier at sunrise.

The reading cave for kids inside Mt Gambier Library.

The reading cave for kids inside Mt Gambier Library.

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A suitcase sculpture, Marcella loved the baby.

A suitcase sculpture, Marcella loved the baby.

Blue Lake,

Blue Lake,

The girls at Blue Lake.

The girls at Blue Lake.

Marcella said this was her horse, such creativity, imagination and delusion.

Marcella said this was her horse, such creativity, imagination and delusion.

Rosa;ee taking my picture.

Rosa;ee taking my picture.

Obviously impressed with the final shot.

Obviously impressed with the final shot.

Umpherston Sinkhole

Umpherston Sinkhole

More sinkhole.

More sinkhole.

Again with the sinkhole... enough already.

Again with the sinkhole… enough already.

I said enough.

I said enough.

Please let this be the last of the sinkhole!

Please let this be the last of the sinkhole!

Blue Lake.

Blue Lake.

Marcella and Amelia playing house.

Marcella and Amelia playing house.

Amelia with her soft feather flowers.

Amelia with her soft feather flowers.

Valley Lake, a bit green for my liking.

Valley Lake, a bit green for my liking.

Ducks at the reserve.

Ducks at the reserve.

Kids at playground.

Kids at playground.

It is amazing what you can find out about a town in a short time. Both Roslaee and I had early morning jog/ walks to the famous Blue Lake from our abode at the showground. When Rosalee was there at 7:30 am she said she could see a blue rim around the edge when i was there at 8:30 am it was fully blue.

We endeavoured to drag the kids away from the luxuries of power with DS games, DVD movies going and eventually we were able to get them moving. Our first stop was the view of Blue Lake from Hoo Hoo lookout, which gives the best view of the Lake, we also took in Leg of Mutton lake which is now all dried up and full of trees, we then headed to Valley lake and the recreation area so that the kids could have a play at the playground. On the way we stopped for Rosalee to take a photo from one of the lookouts, it was on this drive that we went passed the derelict Old Hospital building that is still standing, but obviously looks as though it is frequently vandalised by locals.

After a play we returned to our caravan to have lunch we then headed out to see Umpherston Sinkhole gardens, which is quite interesting and would have been pretty cool back in the 1890’s as it had water still in it and you could go on a boat to the island in the middle, we then headed into town to see the cave garden and let the kids hang out in the library.

The Library was unlike any I had been in they had a cafe in the front, live musicians playing, three sets of computer gaming areas, a TV playing kids shows, a kids reading area in the form of a limestone cave where our kids hung out for a couple of hours. There was also a bike that people were knitting covers over. It was very vibrant and interesting Library and well worth the visit.

2 responses to “Mt Gambier – Blue Lake, Caves, Sinkholes and one great Library

  1. I’m impressed you are both sticking with exercising while travelling (its hard enough in a normal routine)! Really enjoying reading your blog and seeing your photos! Thanks for sharing your experiences : )
    Narelle A

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