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4-DAYS ROADTRIP SIGHTSEEING ITINERARY FROM ADELAIDE TO MELBOURNE

A 4-days roadtrip itinerary from Adelaide to Melbourne and vice versa. Spring and Summer are the best season to go on a road trip with DST in place, the days are longer and you can take advantage of the daylight. If you’re planning on a road trip to our neighboring state Victoria, here’s an itinerary which lets you maximise most of the places of interest in both SA and Victoria. Route #1 – Adelaide to Mt Gambier Distance: 430km Drive Duration: 5 hours Places of interest: Blue Lake and Umpherston Sinkhole The Blue Lake is an extinct volcanic crater which turns into a brilliant azure blue colour especially during the warmer months like summer. It is best to visit from December to end of March as it turns into winter grey from May to November. The Umpherston Sinkhole now a grandioce setting of a Sunken Garden was actually a limestone...

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THE BLUE LAKE MOUNT GAMBIER

The Blue Lake in Mt Gambier South Australia is an extinct volcanic crater which mysteriously turns into a brilliant azure blue colour during summer from December to end of March while it turns into winter grey from May to November. There are lots of theories as to why it behaves that way. Generally, it is said to be caused by the amount of sun that hits the surface of the lake during summer thus increasing the temperature of the water. This then causes the chemical compound calcium carbonate to precipitate and breakout of the solution enabling micro crystallites to form. The sight from the lookout is breathtaking. The Blue Lake is in Mt Gambier second most populated City in South Australia. This vibrant place is 435 km south of Adelaide City and half-way to Melbourne. The Blue Lake is one of the best stops you should not miss when driving from...