About Mount Gambier

Choose Your Mount Gambier Experience

Welcome to Mount Gambier, you will be amazed at the diversity of our landscape and variety of experiences available in South Australia’s largest regional city.

The Blue Lake, craters, caves, sinkholes, underground waterways, beautiful gardens, combined with wineries, markets, galleries, festivals and events, fresh local produce and food. Experience the best of the country, while enjoying all the facilities of a thriving cosmopolitan city, great shopping, award wining restaurants, combined with natural attractions that are world class, and best of all free.

Mount Gambier is famous for the 'Blue Lake', which is unique in the world, but there is much more to enjoy about Mount Gambier. Allow yourself to relax and be surprised by our unique geography, our coastline and the bounty of the sea, stunning autumn colours, enjoy fantastic food and wine, sit by the fire in winter and experience the warmth of the locals.

See our TOP 10 Attractions for all that is really special about Mount Gambier

Contact our Visitor Information Centre to have information pack mailed to you: 1800 087 187 or theladynelson@mountgambier.sa.gov.au  or you can download our Mount Gambier Guide(33224 kb) and our Accomodation Guide(120 kb) and our Eating Out Guide(94 kb)

Facts and Figures

Mount Gambier is the major service centre for the Limestone Coast. A thriving progressive community, residents enjoy a quality lifestyle, with city facilities and services. Many attractions, over 50 different accommodation options, major retail outlets, unique shopping opportunities, entertainment, all surrounded by volcanic craters, lakes, limestone and underground aquifers. Galleries, museums and markets provide an insight into the thriving culture and arts scene.

The City has a population of 26,000, servicing another 7,000 people from the surrounding towns and districts. Mount Gambier enjoys a temperate Mediterranean climate; it is between 40-75 metres above sea level. The volcano’s crater rim is 190m and the surface of The Blue Lake 12m above sea level. The annual rainfall is between 450mm-820mm per year.

Mount Gambier is 436 kms from Adelaide and 441 kms from Melbourne, and is the centre for a large transport industry resulting from its central location, between Melbourne and Adelaide.

The largest industry is the timber industry, supported by milling operations. Dairy, Beef, Lamb and Wool are important exports. Limestone is quarried locally, and a large Rock Lobster fishing fleet operates out of nearby Port Mac Donnell.

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