The Limestone Coast is an area that makes the connection in between Victoria and South Australia. It’s a region with plenty of beaches, the famous Coonawarra wine region, many volcanic landscapes (including Australia’s youngest active volcano), many caves, some of which are part of UNESCO world heritage – the Naracoorte caves – and some very beautiful lakes. As you can understand, there were plenty to see there, which was pretty reassuring since it was Christmas and had to stay there for 2 days (none of the hotels we asked were renting only for one xmas day).
Unfortunately the hotel was a bit on the outskirts of Mount Gambier, the town we decided to make a stop in, so riding the bikes was a kinda out of the question there. Instead, we took the car and decided to see all the small towns down the coast, one by one 🙂 Port MacDonnell, Millicent, Beachport, Robe, Cape Jaffa, Kingston S.E, Nelson, Lucindale, Penola. Beautiful small towns, not very animated though, probably because it was Christmas and everybody did Christmasy things. The beaches were extremely beautiful though, but since the weather wasn’t very summery, spending a day at the beach was out of the question.
Mount Gambier was very nice as well, it had two impressive lakes, one of which was called the Blue Lake, because every summer season its colour would turn into an insane blue. And I have the photos to prove it! Also, near the place we stayed, there was a much advertised sinkhole. We didn’t know what that was, but the name sure wasn’t very inviting. In the end however, as we were leaving Mount Gambier to Adelaide, we decided to see what the fuss was all about. I mean, some falks were paying good money to have it advertised, so why not give it a try? And then we were wow-ed! The Umpherston Sinkhole (it even had a name!) looked amazing, as you’ll be able to see below. It turns out that the sinkhole is a former cave that collapsed. What can I say, the scenery was amazing!
Here have a look:
Next, the surreal Naracoorte caves!