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Do you really need a car?

The Park and Stride campaign was introduced to encourage people to park in an off street car park within the Mount Gambier city centre and walk to do their small shopping trips.

If you're thinking of getting a car the first thing to do is to ask yourself a few questions:

  • Do you really need a car?
  • Does your existing car still work if it's maintained properly?
  • If you live in town could you manage with just one car instead of two? (check out the map below that highlights distances from the city centre)
  • Could you walk, ride or catch the bus instead?
  • If you need a vehicle of some kind could you manage with a bike, electric bike, electric scooter, moped, hybrid car, small car?

The RAA estimates that a car can cost over $17,000 per year to run.

If you really do need a car check out the RAA website, but also have a look at Green Vehicle Guide it rates cars based on their environmental performance. Use this to compare your options.


The Mount Gambier Rail Trail follows the old railway line through the centre of the City. Utilised by runners, walkers and cyclists of all ages the trail is a popular choice for travelling from one side of the city to the other or just for recreation.

  • Wandilo Road to Jubilee Highway West - 1.4km
  • Jubilee Highway West to Graham Road - 0.51km
  • Graham Road to Commercial Street West - 0.22km
  • Commercial Street West to White Avenue - 0.91km
  • White Avenue to Bertha Street - 1.15km
  • Bertha Street to Wehl Street - 0.23km
  • Wehl Street to Bay Road - 0.6km
  • Bay Road to Ferrers Street - 0.19km
  • Ferrers Street to Crouch Street South - 0.41km
  • Crouch Street South to Pick Avenue - 1.21km
  • Pick Avenue to easement - 0.59km
  • White Avenue to Tollner Road - 1.2km

Mount Gambier Rail Trail

Download a PDF of the map under Mount Gambier Rail Trail - distances (below)
Download a PDF of the map under Mount Gambier Rail Trail - distances (below)