In Mount Gambier we had the chance to have a real aussie night out......ok, so I may be a bit exaggerating, but graham had said he felt he hadn't seen the real Australia yet, so we headed out for Thursday night snitzel night at the local RSL. It was quite packed and we got chatting to the manager who'd been to Edinburgh for the festival. He gave us free drinks :) as he said he'd enjoyed edinburgh and wanted to welcome us to Mt Gambier, so good first point for the RSL. We then had $10 snitzel, not bad for our first cheap meal here, with the aforementioned exchange rate it's been quite tough on the pockets for food, the meal was pretty good considering and even included a free soft drink and salad, so all in all a pretty good introduction to Mt Gambier!
The next morning we headed out to Mt Gambiers secret, the blue lake. It was pretty impressively blue. Formed in an old volcano crater on the outskirts of the town centre, we had a quick stop at the view point and drove around the lake before heading out of town and towards Adelaide. We were planning on heading to Langhorne Creek for a night before finally hitting Adelaide. Its a wine region about an hour south of the city. So we cruised up there, visited the cellar doors of the seven major wineries (well Graham did, I was driving....!) purchased a few bottles to take with us, enjoyed the sun and clear skies and then headed to the next town of Strathalbyn for the night (there's practically no accommodation in Langhorne Creek). A relatively quiet night at the new motel, dinner at a nice and packed Italian. Read More>>>