Coorong and Limestone Coast

We stayed only one night at Beachport which is the start of the Limestone Coast, but on the way, we stopped at the FAMOUS Coorong. The Coorong is a long stretch of beach with grass and bushes growing on the sand which separates the cold Southern Ocean from the coast. It has LOTS AND LOTS of birds, some even come from Russia every year to nest and have chicks.

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Beachport is a lobster fishing town with a really long jetty – 700m long, it was pretty windy in Beachport.

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The next morning we travelled to Mount Gambier. Mount Gambier was created by volcanoes. Blue Lake and Valley Lake are both home to Mt Gambier. Both of the lakes were made by explosive volcanoes. When the volcanoes exploded they left big craters where the lakes are now.

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We climbed to the top of the crater known as Brown Lake and Valley Lakes to visit the Centenary Tower. It was cloudy.

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There were also sink holes made, where the water underneath the earth eroded the rock away and then the earth collapsed. One of these sink holes was turned into a beautiful garden by a farmer over 100 years ago because it used to have a lake in the bottom of it. Sadly over time farmers have sucked the water out by lowering the water table and now there is just a garden but it is still pretty. We saw funeral flowers and a possum in the garden. This area is called the Limestone Coast because it has lots of limestone cliffs that have been eroded away.

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We then climbed to the top of crater of the Mount Schank Volcano.

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