We completed our first border crossing into South Australia, headed for Mount Gambier, Robe and the Limestone Coast, but really barely noticed! We turned the bend, saw the sign to Mount Gambier and then all of a sudden passed a Welcome to SA sign before we even knew it.
We got our site set up and headed straight in to the Lady Nelson Information Centre in Mount Gambier, and wow it was impressive. In addition to a really helpful guide taking the time to walk through what is great to see within our time frames, they have an entire interactive display we walked through and explored. It detailed much of the Limestone Coasts unique history.
In Mount Gambier we explored sink holes, limestone caves, volcanos and other amazing geological wonders. The boys were amazed by sites like the Umpherston Sink hole, Engelbrecht Cave, Tantanoola Cave and the Cave Gardens. Many of these were central in Mount Gambiers town itself!
With our cave and sinkhole exploring done, we were keen to head to some of the stunning beaches we had heard so much about in Robe. A short drive from Mount Gambier, it was like a whole other world.
On arrival in Robe the streets were packed and restaurants and entertainment was all around us. It was clearly a popular summer town, but with so much infrastructure it no doubt stretches into the other seasons comfortably.
We were planning to stay in a National Park, and as such we needed to find a close supply of water. This was a near on impossible task, until an eagle eye spotted a tap in a park and we were able to load up. It took about 4 or 5 laps of Robe plus a visit to the Information Centre to help us get to that point.
We next headed into the National Park and slowly the path go narrower and narrower! Check out the video above for the dramas we had, in meeting another caravan.
Once into the park, it was time to drive on the beach and spend some time on the sand. It was a fantastic experience, one that we have never enjoyed before. Two wheel drive access was possible, and in other areas four wheel drives could go even further. It was amazing.
The Limestone Coast has so much to offer everyone. From stunning beaches to cave exploring, and everything in between. It is a really unique place you should include on your next holiday or big lap of Australia. Check out the video above for the adventure we had in Robe and Mount Gambier.
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