Mount Gambier Attractions

Mount Gambier Attractions

Renowned for its mysterious Blue Lake and gorgeous volcanic landscape, Mount Gambier in South Australia is a popular choice amongst numerous vacationers in the world. Nestled on a picturesque hinterland, Mount Gambier offers plentiful of scenic spots and an array of tourist attractions.

Sits atop the list of Mount Gambier attractions is the beautiful Blue Lake. With its changing water colour in various seasons, this lake is termed as a mysterious lake of the town. In November, the lake water turns to dense blue, whereas in April it turns back to gray colour.

Mt Gambier Tourist Attractions, South Australia

Other Mt Gambier Tourist attractions include a number of other lakes such as the Valley Lake, the Little Blue Lake and few other small lakes near the volcanic area.

Another popular choice of Mount Gambier attractions is the Cave Gardens. Families come here to do picnic and spend time in the stunning and aromatic rose park at the Cave gardens.

You can climb the Centenary Tower and the top of the cave to get the best scenic views of the city and its landscape. The Volcanic carters are also some of the most popular Mount Gambier attractions for the visitors.

Tourists come to Mount Gambier to see its unique volcanic landscapes, peculiar rock formations and the volcanic craters such as the Blue Lake Crater, the Valley Lake Crater and the Leg of Mutton Lake Crater. Each of these carters and lake boasts a number of scenic spots, trails, recreational areas and also few picnic places.

In addition, Mount Gambier also offers a multitude of adventurous outdoor activities such as the cave diving, hiking, walking trails and trekking opportunities exclusively for the guests.

Blue Lake

Blue Lake As one of the most-visited tourist spots in Mt Gambier, the Blue Lake is considered as one unique and breathtaking attractions of the town and South Australia. Nestled on a gorgeous volcanic landscape, the Blue Lake inhabits on one of the...

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Umpherston Sinkhole

Umpherston Sinkhole The Umpherston Sinkhole (or the Sunken Garden) is one of the renowned gardens and caves located in the neighbourhoods of the Mount Gambier region. The sinkhole was once a typical limestone cave formed due to the corrosion of...

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Tantanoola Caves

Tantanoola Caves The cave of Tantanoola was named after the Tantanoola town. Known for its scenic beauty, pink dolomite caverns and an array of unusual speleothems, the Tantanoola Caves is one of the renowned and most-visited destinations in South...

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Piccaninnie Ponds

Piccaninnie Ponds Both Ewens Ponds and Picaninnie Ponds are two popular freshwater diving sites in the south eastern region of Australia. At the Picaninnie Ponds, you can dive, swim or snorkel across the chasm and swim down to check out the...

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Big Lobster

The Big Lobster The Big Lobster, as the name suggests, is a popular sculpture of a huge red coloured spiny lobster located near the entrance of Kingston SE, a renowned fishing town of South Australia. This beautiful Big Lobster has also become a...

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Tarpeena Fairytale Village

Tarpeena Fairytale Village Tarpeena, the picturesque town of Mt Gambier boasts a unique and amazing attraction known as the Tarpeena Fairytale Village exclusively for the younger guests. This conveniently located amusement venue is just 25 kms from...

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Engelbrecht Cave

Engelbrecht Cave Renowned as one of the fascinating cave sites in Limestone Coast area, the Engelbrecht Cave is a stunning natural setting where you can get some of the greatest experiences of the Mount Gambier region. You will find various...

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Naracoorte Caves

Naracoorte Caves Located in a picturesque area adjacent to the Victorian border, the Naracoorte Caves in the southeastern region of South Australia is one of the popular and highly-visited tourist sites. Naracoorte Caves is also a World Heritage...

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Mount Gambier Crater Lakes

Mount Gambier Crater Lakes Mount Gambier boasts the gorgeous volcanic landscape housing some renowned Mount Gambier Crater Lakes. As one of the popular tourist attractions in Mt Gambier, the Crater lakes draw numerous visitors every year. The area...

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Beachport Jetty

Beachport Jetty The city of Beachport is widely known for the Beachport jetty; the longest in the water of Rivoli Bay. Considered as one of the most beautiful jetties in SA, the Beachport Jetty extends over the waters of Rivoli Bay and offers some...

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Centenary Tower

Centenary Tower While visiting the wonderful county of Mount Gambier, you can take a walk to the Centenary Tower to get the most scenic and panoramic views of Mount Gambier, its surroundings and the coast. The beautiful Centenary Tower is a tower...

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Old Mount Gambier Gaol

The Old Mount Gambier Gaol While visiting the quaint town of Mount Gambier, tourists can choose the unique jail accommodation at the Old Mount Gambier Gaol. In 1866, this jail was opened and it was closed in the year 1995 as a prison. Today, the...

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Cave Gardens

Cave Gardens Mount Gambier’s Cave Gardens is a great place to visit if you love nature and the outdoors. This beautiful garden offers a wide array of things to see, do, and explore. Take a break from the sightseeing and historic tours and come...

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Valley Lake Wildlife Park

Valley Lake Wildlife Park South Australia’s Mount Gambier is a one-stop destination for nature attractions, cave tours, rock climbing, and family friendly activities. Apart from the famous Blue Lake, the town of Mt Gambier is also home to many...

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Lady Nelson Visitor Centre

Lady Nelson Visitor Centre As a renowned and fully integrated visitor centre complex in Mt Gambier, the Lady Nelson Visitor Centre offers a number of useful information about the attractions and cities of South Australia. Lady Nelson is open 7days...

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Mary MacKillop Penola Centre

Mary MacKillop Penola Centre The Mary MacKillop Penola centre is an interpretative centre with numerous exhibitions and exhibits about Mary MacKillop. In Rome, she was canonised on 17th October 2010. Later, she became Saint Mary of MacKillop Cross...

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Tantanoola Tiger

Tantanoola Tiger The city of Tantanoola is also renowned for the Tantanoola Tiger, apart from the beautiful Tantanoola Caves and various scenic spots across the town. The origin of the Tantanoola Tiger is still unknown, as this animal appears more...

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Little Blue Lake

Little Blue Lake Mount Gambier’s Little Blue Lake is also a popular tourist attraction of the area. Even though this lake doesn’t have any mysterious colour change theories like the Blue Lake, you will certainly want to explore the serene...

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Mount Gambier Paintball

Paintball Mount Gambier Visitors to Mt Gambier also have an opportunity to enjoy an array of man-made attractions apart from the town’s unique natural attractions including the crater lakes, sinkholes and the volcanic scenic points. Though the...

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Mt Gambier Speedway

Mt Gambier Speedway The Mt Gambier Speedway (formally known as the Borderline Speedway) is a popular racing venue in South Australia, located on the Princess Hwy just outside Mount Gambier. Many local and national racing events are often held...

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Vansittart Park

Vansittart Park Mount Gambier’s Vansittart Park is a popular public recreational area and a family-friendly neighbourhood park. Many locals often come here to enjoy playing, running, and jogging. However, the athlete running track and pavilion...

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Ewens Ponds

Ewens Ponds Apart from the numerous caves, beaches and conservation parks in South Australia, you will also find few natural wonders as well. The Ewens Ponds is one of the Australia’s natural wonders where you can dive, swim and do many other...

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Mount Gambier Valley Lake

Mount Gambier Valley Lake Apart from the gorgeous Blue Lake, the area of Mount Gambier houses a number of other crater lakes within the region’s vicinity. Come to explore the area’s most popular crater lakes including the Blue Lake and the...

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Mt Gambier Race Track

Mt Gambier Race Track The Mount Gambier Racecourse is a popular venue for South Australia’s popular racing events, and is located on the outskirts of the town towards the southeast border of South Australia. The Mt Gambier Race Track is managed...

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Mt Gambier Showgrounds

Mt Gambier Showgrounds Mt Gambier hosts many shows and music concerts all-year-round, with the most popular venue being the Mt Gambier Showgrounds. The showgrounds have a range of amenities, building, and open areas, ideal for open markets,...

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