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Volcanoes Discovery tour

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5 days + 4 nights in southeastern SA and western Victoria, discovering Australia's youngest (and some not-so-young) volcanoes, and the landscapes they created. We tour the (World Heritage listed) Naracoorte Caves, the enigmatic Blue Lake and volcanic amphitheatres of Mt Gambier, the rim of Mt Schanck's spectacular crater, a petrified forest, lava caves, fossil sand dunes, mysterious Lava Blisters, huge balls of granite, and much more. We will be staying in motels each night, and travelling in our minibus, so tour number is limited to 10 participants. Moderate agility is required -- many of the places we visit feature steep slopes, stairs, and uneven walking surfaces.

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