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About Mount Gambier

Home to 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, with great shopping, award winning restaurants, and world class natural attractions.

Mount Gambier is famous for the Blue Lake, but there is much more to enjoy about Mount Gambier.

Contact our Visitor Information Centre to have an information pack mailed to you: 1800 087 187 or to learn more about what Mount Gambier and the surrounding area has to offer, visit https://discovermountgambier.c...

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 and also services 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 190 metres and the surface of The Blue Lake 12 metres above sea level. The annual rainfall is between 450mm-820mm per year.

Mount Gambier is 436kms from Adelaide and 441kms 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 MacDonnell.