The current international border restrictions have forced those who would normally travel overseas to look local for their next getaway. Although we always knew of the magic that can be discovered across Australia, we are delighted to hear from customers who have had really wonderful and positive experiences adventuring to areas they wouldn’t normally have considered! So, we are taking it as our personal responsibility to share some of our favourite gems, hidden across Australia – starting with the Limestone Coast in South Australia.
Stretching from the Coorong in SA to the Glenelg River on the VIC border, the Limestone Coast offers a lot more than just a place to stretch your legs on a road trip from Adelaide to Melbourne. There are natural wonders scattered across this beautiful stretch and here are our favourites:
The Blue Lake
Located inside an extinct volcano in Mt Gambier, this stunning natural wonder has an electric cobalt colour during the months of December to March every year. It’s approximately 72m deep and scientific studies suggest it was formed more than 28,000 years ago!
PICTURED: The Blue Lake, Mt Gambier
The Naracoorte Caves National Park
As the only site on earth that preserves a continuous fossil record of the past 500,000 years, it’s easy to see why this special spot is recognised as one of Australia’s natural wonders! It is also the only site in South Australia to be featured on the World Heritage List – pretty neat, right?
PICTURED: Naracoorte Caves
Wineries of Coonawarra
Home to almost 30 wineries, Coonawarra is renowned as being one of Australia’s finest wine regions and is particularly known for producing world class reds! All the wineries are within close proximity to one another and are well signposted, making it very easy to find your way around (even after a few too many tastings…)
Also known as the sunken garden, this beautiful spot was created when the top of a cave chamber collapsed downwards – leaving the topsoil on the floor, creating the perfect environment for a garden to grow. Pack a picnic and make an afternoon of it, but remember to keep your eyes peeled for the cheeky possums that visit at dusk!
PICTURED: Umpherston Sinkhole (aka 'The Sunken Garden') in Mt Gambier
Now, if this fabulous list of activities doesn’t make you keen for a visit to the Limestone Coast, we don’t know what will! If you’re busting to check this fabulous part of SA out, we have your accommodation sorted! We have packages in Mt Gambier and Robe – enjoy individually, or join them up and really stretch out that much-deserved holiday!
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