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Top Ten Attractions

Top Ten Attractions

Mount Gambier Visitor Centre provides a warm welcome and a wide range of brochures, with qualified staff ready to assist you to get the best out of your visit to Mount Gambier. Souvenirs available for sale, drinks, public toilets, ample parking, large vehicle parking, bus departure bay, disabled access, after hours information at the front door. Open daily (except Christmas Day) from Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Freecall: 1800 087 187

35 Jubilee Highway East, Mount Gambier South Australia 5290

To learn more about what Mount Gambier and the surrounding area has to offer, visit discovermountgambier.com.au

John Watson Drive, Mount Gambier

Situated in one of three extinct volcanic craters, the Blue Lake changes colour to a mesmerising bright blue during the summer, between November to March. The crystal clear water of the Blue Lake has been filtered underground through the limestone, passing slowly beneath the city. Walk or drive around the rim of the lake, stopping at the many lookouts along the way. At only 3.6km, it is an easy 45 minute walk.

Davison Drive, Mount Gambier

Drive down into the Valley Lake area and enjoy an array of activities, including the free Conservation Park, nature walks, adventure playground, water sports and disc golf. Mount Gambier is home to one of Australia’s top Disc Golf courses, with the 18 hole Crater Lakes Disc Golf Park situated in the Valley Lake Crater area. Discs can be hired from the Mount Gambier Visitor Centre. It is an ideal place for families to enjoy many hours of fun, as well as a picnic with free BBQ’s, tables and chairs.

Elliot Drive, Mount Gambier

Looking for the ultimate panoramic view of Mount Gambier? The Centenary Tower is the place for you. The short, steep walk up to the tower will be well worth it once you’re up there. On a clear day enjoy breathtaking views of the countryside, ocean and surrounding landscape in the distance. Keep an eye out for the flag, signifying that the tower is open, with only a small fee upon entry.

Jubilee Highway East, Mount Gambier

This captivating sunken garden has to be seen to be believed. Appreciate its size and depth from the viewing platforms at the top of the sinkhole before descending into another world. The resident colony of possums make an appearance at dusk and enjoy being fed fresh fruit and vegetables. With a kiosk on site, a large undercover shelter, group seating and free BBQ’s, this is the perfect place to stop and enjoy a picnic.

26 Chute Street, Mount Gambier | 08 8723 5552

Be amazed by what’s beneath the streets of Mount Gambier at Engelbrecht Cave. From the top it looks like a park, but from beneath it’s a geological wonderland. Take a paid guided tour down into the cave and learn about the region’s underground water system and the history of the cave. See where qualified cave divers explore the secret tunnels and water filled passages. Make sure you arrive early to enjoy a coffee at the café located on site.

1 Bay Road, Mount Gambier | 08 8721 2563

The historic dolomite building connects us to Mount Gambier’s history. With innovative and interactive displays including media and VR studio, it is bound to captivate you. The Riddoch Art Gallery showcases local artists, as well as state and national touring exhibitions. The gift shop features works by local artists that make the perfect gifts to take home to friends and family.

This is a must do experience, giving you an understanding of the geology and dreamtime of the region. Screening at The Riddoch Arts and Cultural Centre, this big screen cinematic experience wows the senses as it weaves its way through an incredible story. This exciting adventure takes you through the spectacular history of eruptions that shaped Mount Gambier and the Kanawinka region.

Railway Terrace, Mount Gambier

The Mount Gambier Railway Lands is a dynamic, multipurpose, public space which enhances the unused rail corridor. It is a unique and exciting environment in the heart of the City. Markets, concerts, films, art works, pop up food, bars, fitness activities and community events are all held in a range of unique areas, including an amphitheatre, a large events plaza, raised sheltered market platform and open grassland. Children of all ages love exploring in the unique nature play area.

Watson Terrace, Mount Gambier

Beautiful roses are a stunning feature of the famous Cave Garden, a state heritage area, in the centre of Mount Gambier. With its historic garden flowing deep into the sinkhole, this area is a great meeting place for locals. There are several viewing platforms which hang dramatically over the sinkhole. A bonus in wet weather is the spectacular waterfall.

6 Watson Terrace, Mount Gambier | 08 8721 2540

A vibrant, bold and interactive community space for people of all ages to connect, explore and discover. Offering free Wi-Fi, access to computers, printing/photocopying/fax/scanning facilities, JP service, enchanting children’s play area featuring a world of caves and underwater adventures, free IT help and lessons, dedicated local and family history room with expansive resources and digitised collection of over 16,000 photographs, regular programs for children, youth and adults, free bike hire and café overlooking the Cave Garden. Just visiting? Join as a temporary member for free.

To learn more about what Mount Gambier and the surrounding area has to offer, visit discovermountgambier.com.au