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A: Lions Lookout above Valley Lake

by Klaus Mayer, 1.0 km away

Panorama of Valley Lake from the Lions Lookout in Mount Gambier. Valley Lake is one of the four lake-...

Lions Lookout above Valley Lake

B: The Blue Lake

by Klaus Mayer, 1.1 km away

Panorama of Blue Lake in Mount Gambier. The Blue Lake is probably the biggest attraction of Mount Gam...

The Blue Lake

C: Blue Lake from Adam Lindsay Gordon Lookout

by Klaus Mayer, 1.1 km away

View of the Blue Lake from the Adam Lindsay Gordon memorial. Gordon was a poet who lived in the Mount...

Blue Lake from Adam Lindsay Gordon Lookout

D: Stephen Henty Lookout in Mt Gambier

by Klaus Mayer, 1.3 km away

Panorama of Blue Lake in Mount Gambier from Stephen Henty Lookout. Stephen Henty explored the area in...

Stephen Henty Lookout in Mt Gambier

E: Centenary Tower

by Kevin Epps, 1.5 km away

Walk to the Historic Centenary Tower, which was opened in 1904 to commemorate the first sighting of M...

Centenary Tower

F: Browne's Lake picnic area

by Kevin Epps, 1.7 km away

One of the four crater lakes that comprise the Mt Gambier maar complex volcano, it has been known to ...

Browne's Lake picnic area

G: Valley Lake Rotary Club Lookout

by Klaus Mayer, 1.9 km away

Panorama over Valley Lake from the Rotary Club Lookout in Mount Gambier South Australia.

Valley Lake Rotary Club Lookout

H: Christ Church in Mt Gambier

by Klaus Mayer, 2.6 km away

Christ Church located on Bay Street of Mount Gambier this unusual Anglican church was erected in 1865...

Christ Church in Mt Gambier

I: Mount Gambier Cave Gardens

by Klaus Mayer, 2.9 km away

Panorama of Mount Gambier's Cave Gardens. Located in the city centre at the corner of Penola Road and...

Mount Gambier Cave Gardens

J: Old Town Hall on Mount Gambier's Commercial Street

by Klaus Mayer, 3.0 km away

The first Town Hall of Mount Gambier built in 1882 from dolomite and limestone has a prominent clock ...

Old Town Hall on Mount Gambier's Commercial Street

This panorama was taken in Australia

This is an overview of Australia

There are no kangaroos in Austria.

We're talking about Australia, the world's smallest continent. That being cleared up, let's dive right in!

Australia is a sovereign state under the Commonwealth of Nations, which is in turn overseen by Queen Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Australia and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth.

The continent was first sighted and charted by the Dutch in 1606. Captain James Cook of Britain came along in the next century to claim it for Britain and name it "New South Wales." Shortly thereafter it was declared to be a penal colony full of nothing but criminals and convicts, giving it the crap reputation you may have heard at your last cocktail party.

This rumor ignores 40,000 years of pre-European human history, especially the Aboriginal concept of Dreamtime, an interesting explanation of physical and spiritual reality.

The two biggest cities in Australia are Sydney and Melbourne. Sydney is more for business, Melbourne for arts. But that's painting in very broad strokes. Take a whirl around the panoramas to see for yourself!

Text by Steve Smith.

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