Adelaide to Mount Gambier

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Blue Lake
On the way out of Adelaide we had decided to stop in Hahndorf, which is a German settlement. We had heard and read that it was a very nice town with a lot of the original buildings still intact. The only problem was that nobody had told us they don’t get up very early in Hahndorf! We got there around 9am, and we only found a few shops open, the first one being a lolly shop so we spent some of our hard earned Dollars in there… We walked up and down the main street and stopped for some morning tea, after which we continued on our way.

The trip was quite good, with the kids behaving and the scenery very nice. There are a lot of pine trees along this stretch of road which are mainly used for logging.

Hahndorf
We also passed by The Big Lobster (“Big” thing number 2).

When we got to Mount Gambier we made a wrong turn initially (my fault), but when we finally found it we were very pleasantly surprised. It is right beside the Blue Lake (hence the name: Blue Lake Holiday Park…), which is a spectacular lake in a volcanic area. There are a few other lakes too, but this is the biggest one. The park was very clean and well laid out, and the cabin was quite large with a full kitchen and two bedrooms. It also had a separate toilet. The only thing we didn’t like about it was the shower like in most places unfortunately. We did the usual things like unpacking and then grocery shopping, and went searching for a new cable for Reagan’s dvd player which took up so much time that we didn’t get to see much of the scenic spots and lookouts, so we’ll have to go back for that sometime, as it seemed like a really nice place. We also forgot to take any pictures of the park or cabin this time…

Now, I have been thinking about what makes accommodation good accommodation, and have come up with the following: friendly and knowledgeable hosts, whether they are friends, family, or staff. A comfortable bed and a good shower are also important to me. Most of the places we have stayed at have not had all of these qualities, not even The Emu Walk Apartments in Yulara. I would be interested to know what your definition is!

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Blue Lake
Blue Lake
Hahndorf
Hahndorf
Hahndorf
Hahndorf
Lookout at Blue Lake
Lookout at Blue Lake
Pine tree forest
Pine tree forest
Welcome to Mount Gambier sign
Welcome to Mount Gambier sign
The Big Lobster
The Big Lobster
We dont get green trees like this…
We don't get green trees like thi…
Flowering tree and Blue Lake
Flowering tree and Blue Lake
Mount Gambier
photo by: diverdeb