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Do you really need a car?

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

For more information see Park and Stride

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. See their operating costs information RAA Vehicle Running Costs.

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.

Bike Lanes & Paths Map 2016


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 Rd to Jubilee Hwy West - 1.4km
  • Jubilee Hwy West to Graham Rd - 0.51km
  • Graham Rd to Commercial St West - 0.22km
  • Commercial St West to White Ave - 0.91km
  • White Ave to Bertha St - 1.15km
  • Bertha St to Wehl St - 0.23km
  • Wehl St to Bay Rd - 0.6km
  • Bay Rd to Ferrers St - 0.19km
  • Ferrers St to Crouch St South - 0.41km
  • Crouch St South to Pick Ave - 1.21km
  • Pick Ave to Easement - 0.59km

Total length of Rail Trail = 7.42km

  • Easement (from Rail Trail to Jubilee Hwy East) - 0.59km
  • Shared cycling walking path along Jubilee Hwy East from Easement to Blue Lake Sports Park - 1.36km

Total length of shared cycling / walking path (Rail Trail + eastern section of shared path (Wandilo Rd to Blue Lake Sports Park) = 9.37km

There is also a shared cycling / walking path along Pick Ave from Jubilee Hwy East to Lake Tce which is 1.21km

Mount Gambier Rail Trail

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