Living in Adelaide doesnt feel like Australia anymore. What I mean by that is, daily life in Adelaide in unlike the textbook description of Australia:
- Australia is a country habitated mainly on the coastal areas.
- Logs are one of Australia’s main exports along with wool and dairy products. (I’ve never seen logs in Adelaide)
- Cows and sheep graze on the rainy highlands.
- Australia is a land of odd looking mammals, like possums, kangaroos
- Australian landscape is a mixture of everything, it has big cities, hills, mountains, rivers, as well as barren lands and deserts and caves!
- Anywhos, so our journey in a Kia Karnival 8 seater, 5 adults, one toddler and LOTS OF food. (We do not believe in wasting money on saltless and spiceless food)
- It took about 6.5 hours from Adelaide to Limestone Coast Tourist Park. Most of the drive was through Pine forests and I finally saw pine tree farming and logs processing factories. Cows and sheep were chilling and eating in the rain…dad and husband both randomly stopped the car and the cows herded together. They assumed, the cows were friendly. I had other thoughts…
- It was raining cats and dogs for the first two days of the trip.But that did not stop us from visiting the Umperstone Sinkhole, The Blue Lake (which was navy blue) and a short trip to the city centre. We needed to get eggs, toothbrush (which I forgot, while trying to put together the million things needed to travel with a toddler.
The Tanatoola area was also known to have housed a phantom cat at one point, which was killed with guns.Naracoorte National Park and Caves is what we targetted about Mt. Gambier.
Here, I mainly visited the Stick tomato wet cave and the museum simulation with prehistoric animals. Mom dad and husband visited the Victorian fossil cave. Sister and I walked around eating ice cream and playing with Zayyan waiting for their arrival. We had a picnic lunch with bread and fried chicken (Yup, home made)The day was finally Sunny at Naracoorte, so we rushed back to see the Cave Gardens, Blue Lake and Valley Lake. Due to terrible weather conditions, we did not have much time for each. But it was enough to visit them all in half a day.We ended the day at our caravan park in our little cabin. It was time for home and my bed, the next day 🙂