Mt Gambier area

There were a few things in the area we wanted to see so we headed out through Port MacDonnell a Southern Rock Lobster fishing town.

Lobster man Port MacDonnellSouthern Rock Lobster fishers

port Macdonnel info board

It was a bit too early for eating lobster so we headed to Mt Shank. It is Australia’s youngest volcano and quite nice to climb to the top of and then down into the crater.

Mt Schank on topMt Schank in CraterMt Shanks crater walk downMt Shanks Crater

Next was the Blue Lake, which is Mt Gambier’s water supply. It is a huge volcanic crater full of water which fills from rain water and also spring fed from below.  Like everywhere, the water level has been dropping over the years. Keeping it clean is also a constant problem. There were a few crater lakes in the area but this was the most beautiful. M

blue lakeBlue lake Mt Gambiermt gambier water supplyBlue Lake Mt GambierBlue Lake close up

We saw an interesting looking “antique” 2nd hand/ vintage/junk shop on the side of the road and had to stop. The guy called himself a “collectormaniac” which was a good description. The rooms and rooms of stuff were amazing. A lot of junk and some treasure in there as well but you would really need to spend some time to find it. Steve also found a bird out the front. M

Maddys duck shop
The “collectormaniac’s” place where I managed to buy a hunter’s decoy duck to put in our pond for $5
New Holland Honeyeater 2
New Holland honey eater

Next we headed Ewans Ponds but Steve will write about it.  M

2 thoughts on “Mt Gambier area

  1. Hi Steve and Maddy,

    I’m still looking at your bird photos with lots of joy. I know that if you see a new bird it will get listed and photoed if possible but I would love to see a Bourke’s Parrot and Scarlet-Chested Parrot. They are on the same page of my bird book with the Turquoise.

    I’ve never seen them and have always liked the colours of the Bourke’s – the Scarlett Chested looks as magnificent as the Turquoise.

    Loved the lakes


    1. Hi, Yes I will definitely look out for Bourke’s Parrot and the Scarlet-Chested Parrot. Once we head back to the drier inland parts of the country I hope to add a few more to the list. Steve


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