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As one of the most-visited tourist spots in Mount Gambier, the Blue Lake is considered to be the gem of Mount Gambier’s tourist attractions. It is...

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Mount Gambier in South Australia is a popular tourist destination amongst holidaymakers driving between Melbourne in VIC and Adelaide in SA. Nestled on a picturesque volcanic landscape surrounded by vast pine tree plantations, Mount Gambier offers a great mid-way point to stop and rest on your journey as it offers plenty of scenic spots to explore and enjoy.

Sitting atop the list of Mount Gambier attractions and things to do & see is the beautiful Blue Lake. With its ever-changing water colour in the various seasons, the lake water turns a dense blue in November to a grey colour in April.

Mount Gambier Tourist Attractions, Things to Do & What To See in SA



Other Mount Gambier tourist attractions include a number of other lakes; including the Valley Lake, the Little Blue Lake and and other smaller lakes dotted around the volcanic area.

Another popular place for visitors to see in Mount Gambier is the Cave Gardens. Families come here to picnic on the manicured lawn and spend time in the stunning and aromatic rose gardens.

You can also climb to the top of Centenary Tower and get the best scenic views of the surrounding city and landscape. The volcanic craters and lakes are also some of the most popular attractions for visitors to see in Mount Gambier.

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



Blue-Lake

Blue Lake

Mt Gambier, South Australia

As one of the most-visited tourist spots in Mount Gambier, the Blue Lake is considered to be the gem of Mount Gambier’s tourist attractions. It is certainly a unique and breathtaking sight which awes thousands of...

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Naracoorte Caves

Naracoorte Caves

Naracoorte, South Australia

Located adjacent to the Victorian border, the Naracoorte Caves in the southeastern region of South Australia is one of the most popular and highly-visited tourist sites in the Mount Gambier region. Naracoorte Caves is...

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Umpherston-Sinkhole

Umpherston Sinkhole

Mt Gambier, South Australia

The Umpherston Sinkhole (or the Sunken Garden) is one of the most spectacular gardens located in the Mount Gambier region. Umpherston sinkhole was once a typical limestone cave that formed by the corrosion of limestone...

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Tantanoola Caves

Tantanoola Caves

Tantanoola, South Australia

The Tantanoola Caves are named after the town of Tantanoola. Known for its scenic beauty, the Tantanoola Caves are one of the most-visited destinations in South Australia. This caves are the only wheelchair accessed...

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The Barn


Mt Gambier, South Australia

The Barn is a beautiful modern property providing accommodation, steakhouse and catering services. It is located among landscaped gardens near Mount Gambier. The Barn is located in the fertile Limestone Coast region of...

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Princess Margaret Rose Cave

Princess Margaret Rose Cave

Mumbannar, VIC

The Princess Margaret Rose Cave, known as the “Underground Wonderland” in the natural surroundings of the Lower Glenelg National Park, is the most decorated cave in Australia. The Princess Margaret Rose Cave is located...

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Engelbrecht Cave

Engelbrecht Cave

Mt Gambier, South Australia

Renowned as one of the most fascinating cave sites in the Limestone Coast area, Engelbrecht Cave is a stunning nature spot where you will see the best of what the Mount Gambier region has to offer. Engelbrecht Cave...

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Oatmill Cinema

Oatmill Cinema

Mt Gambier, South Australia

Movie goers will fall in love with Mount Gambier’s Oatmill Cinema. Get away from the big cinema chains and experience movies at this local favourite. You can see all the latest films in this cinema located right...

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Piccaninnie Ponds

Piccaninnie Ponds

Wye, South Australia

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 or snorkel across the chasm and down to check out underwater...

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Little-Blue-Lake

Little Blue Lake

Mount Schank, South Australia

Mount Gambier’s Little Blue Lake is a popular tourist attraction in the Mount Gambier region. The Little Blue Lake is just 11km south west of Mount Gambier, those driving here should look for the turnoff near the Bellum...

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Ewens Ponds

Ewens Ponds

Eight Mile Creek, South Australia

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

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Glenelg River

Mumbannar, VIC

The Glenelg River is a lengthy river that spans from Western Victoria through to South Australia and is a central feature of the Lower Glenelg National Park on the border of SA and Victoria. The Glenelg River provides...

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Mt Gambier Borderline Speedway

Borderline Speedway

Mt Gambier, South Australia

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

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Big Lobster

Big Lobster

Kingston SE, South Australia

The Big Lobster, as the name suggests, is a popular sculpture of a huge red coloured spiny lobster and is located near the entrance of Kingston SE, a renowned fishing town of South Australia. The Big Lobster, known by...

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Hells Hole

Hells Hole

Caveton, SA

Mount Gambier is known as being the second most populous city in South Australia. Only a short distance from Mount Gambier is Hells Hole, a large sink-hole which has existed for thousands of years. Mount Gambier is no...

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Coorong National Park

Coorong National Park

Coorong, South Australia

Located southeast of Adelaide, Coorong National Park protects string of saltwater lagoons. The Park is considered an important archaeological site. Coorong National Park stretches over more than one hundred and thirty...

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Lower Glenelg National Park

Lower Glenelg National Park

Winnap, VIC

The Lower Glenelg National Park is a national park in Western Victoria. The Glenelg River is the central feature of the park and provides great conditions for canoeing. The Lower Glenelg National Park provides fantastic...

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Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre

Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre

Mt Gambier, South Australia

Located right in the heart of Mount Gambier, the Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre is a multi-purpose venue which hosts a range of special events all throughout the year. Within easy walking distance of the main retail...

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Mayura Station

Canunda, SA

Mayura Station is a farm near Millicent which produces some of the best quality and award winning Wagyu beef in Australia. Located along the Limestone Coast, Mayura Station offers visitors a ‘tasting room’...

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Bool Lagoon

Bool Lagoon

Bool Lagoon, South Australia

Bool Lagoon is a protected reserve located in the Limestone Coast region of Southern Australia. The reserve is characterized by the presence of various species of water birds and is adjacent to another Conservation Park...

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Pool of Siloam

Beachport, SA

The Pool of Siloam can be found along the Bowman Scene Drive. The Pool is Siloam is reputed to be seven times saltier than the sea and is very popular with visitors and locals who come here for a swim all throughout the...

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Tantanoola Tiger

Tantanoola Tiger

Tantanoola, South Australia

Apart from the beautiful Tantanoola Caves and various scenic spots across the town, the city of Tantanoola is also renowned for the Tantanoola Tiger. The speculation of the presence of a tiger in Tantanoola began after...

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Mount Gambier Marketplace

Mount Gambier Marketplace

Mt Gambier, South Australia

The Mount Gambier Marketplace is located at 182-248 Penola Road in Mount Gambier in the Southern part of Australia, and is the region’s biggest shopping destination. Mount Gambier, which is one of the largest cities in...

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Discovery Bay Coastal Park

Discovery Bay Coastal Park

Mount Richmond, VIC

Discovery Bay Coastal Park is known for its huge rolling sand dunes, high coastal cliffs, swamps, freshwater lakes, coastal vegetation and wildlife. Discovery Bay Coastal Park is a remote coastal park that protects over...

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Canunda National Park

Canunda National Park

Southend , South Australia

Canunda National Park is a national park in South Australia. Located 18 kilometres from Millicent and 428 kilometres Southeast of Adelaide, Canunda National Park features a diversity of coastal habitats. Canunda...

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Little Dip Conservation Park

Little Dip Conservation Park

Robe, South Australia

The Little Dip Conservation Park has a mixture of saltwater and fresh water environments with an extraordinarily rich diversity of vegetation and landforms. The Little Dip Conservation Park is wedged between the...

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Petticoat Lane

Petticoat Lane

Penola, South Australia

Listed as one of South Australia’s State Heritage Sites, Petticoat Lane in Penola attracts tourists from all over the world all year round. This Lane is among the oldest streets, and as such, visitors should...

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Cave Gardens

Cave Gardens

Mt Gambier, South Australia

Mount Gambier’s Cave Gardens are 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...

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Centenary Tower

Centenary Tower

Mt Gambier, South Australia

Whilst visiting the wonderful Mount Gambier region, you should take a walk up to Centenary Tower to get the most scenic and panoramic views of Mount Gambier and the coast. The beautiful Centenary Tower is located 190...

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Dingley Dell

Dingley Dell

Mt Gambier, South Australia

The Dingley Dell Conservation Park is the former home of one of Australia’s famous poets, Adam Lindsay Gordon. Gordon lived at Dingley Dell from 1864 until 1687 and found success whilst living within this idyllic...

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Mount Gambier Public Library

Mount Gambier, SA

The Mount Gambier Public Library is open to the public every day and offers readers a huge variety of books, DVD’s and magazines. Visitors can also enjoy free internet access, wifi, computer rooms for work or...

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Old Mount Gambier Gaol

Old Mount Gambier Gaol


Mt Gambier, South Australia

Whilst visiting the quaint town of Mount Gambier, visitors may wish to stay in some unique accommodation at the Old Mount Gambier Gaol. In 1866, this prison was opened and was closed in 1995. Today, the Old Mount...

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Robe Sealife Centre

Robe Sealife Centre

Robe, South Australia

Robe Sealife Centre is a public aquarium where you can explore the beautiful underwater world of the Limestone Coast and see the gorgeous marine life. Robe Sealife Centre is a great place to visit while you are visiting...

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Mount Gambier Central

Mount Gambier Central

Mt Gambier, South Australia

Key retail districts service the retail needs of visitors in any tourist friendly environment. The Mount Gambier CBD, which is located around Commercial Street, has a major shopping centre known as Mount Gambier Central...

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mt gambier showgrounds

Mount Gambier Showgrounds

mt, South Australia

Mount Gambier hosts many shows and events all-year-round, with the most popular venue being the Mount Gambier Showgrounds. The Showgrounds have a range of facilities that are ideal for open markets, exhibitions and of...

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Cape Jaffa Lighthouse

Cape Jaffa Lighthouse

Kingston SE, South Australia

Now decommissioned, the Cape Jaffa Lighthouse is located in Kingston SE. Work began on the lighthouse in 1869 and was completed in 1872. The lighthouse was originally constructed on Margaret Brock Reef, 8 kilometres out...

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Riddoch Art Gallery

Riddoch Art Gallery

Mt Gambier, South Australia

The Riddoch Art Gallery is one of the largest and finest art galleries in South Australia. The art gallery, which was opened in 1887 by John Riddoch, has seen the tremendous growth and promotion of art and culture in...

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Beachport Jetty

Beachport Jetty

Beachport, South Australia

The city of Beachport is widely known for the Beachport Jetty. Considered as one of the most beautiful jetties in South Australia, the Beachport Jetty extends over the waters of Rivoli Bay and offers some beautiful...

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Victoria Fossil Cave

Victoria Fossil Cave

Joanna, South Australia

Located at Naracoorte Caves National Park, the Victoria Fossil Cave best showcases the World Heritage values of the Naracoorte National Park. Out of the fossils present within the caves, the Fossil Chamber of the...

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Beachport Conservation Park

Beachport Conservation Park

Beachport, South Australia

White sandy beaches, cool breeze, coastal flora and an array of birdlife; all these make Beachport Conservation Park an ideal spot for bird watching. Beachport Conservation Park, located in Limestone Coast of South...

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Glencoe Woolshed

Glencoe Woolshed

Glencoe, South Australia

The small township of Glencoe lies just 30 minutes from Mount Gambier. In 1903, the station of Glencoe was further divided for the purpose of closer settlements and this made the town grow around the Woolshed, which the...

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Wonambi Fossil Centre

Wonambi Fossil Centre

Joanna, South Australia

The Wonambi Fossil Centre, also known as the Naracoorte National Park Visitor’s Centre, is a recreation of the rainforest that covered this area about 200,000 years ago. At Wonambi Fossil Centre, theatre and science...

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Yallum Park Homestead

Penola, SA

Yallum Park Homestead is a large Victorian Mansion that was built for John Riddoch between 1878-1880 and is one of the best preserved historic houses in Australia. The mansion is open for visitors who can view the...

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Blue-Lake

Kanawinka Geopark

Mount Gambier, SA

The Kanawinka Geopark is a natural geological phenomenon that is located between Naracoorte Caves and the western edge of Victoria. The Kanawinka Geopark covers an area of 27,000 square kilometres and is a great placed...

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Mount Gambier Markets

Mount Gambier, South Australia

Mount Gambier Markets are many and varied as there are a number of weekly markets where the local community can come together and purchase some amazing items. From farmers markets, to art and craft stalls, delicious...

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Mary MacKillop Penola Centre

Mary MacKillop Penola Centre

Penola, South Australia

Mary MacKillop Penola centre is an interpretative centre with numerous exhibitions about Mary MacKillop. Mary MacKillop was canonised in Rome on the 17th of October 2010. Subsequently, she became Saint Mary of MacKillop...

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The Bowman Scenic Drive

Beachport, SA

The Bowman Scenic Drive is a rugged coastal drive that many people undertake during their visit to Beachport in South Australia. Constructed by the Wattle Range Council, this drive will take you past some of the most...

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Millicent Living History Museum

Millicent National Trust Museum

Millicent, South Australia

The Millicent National Trust Museum is amongst the best local museums in Southern Australia. The building started as a primary school in 1873, and later housed the museum from 1960. It features all the stories of the...

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Penola Racecourse

Penola Racecourse

Penola, South Australia

Penola Racecourse is the oldest horse racing club in the region and carries a certain old-world charm that is not found in many other Australian racecourses. Found on the Riddoch Highway, Penola, the racecourse was...

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Main Corner Complex

Main Corner Complex

Mt Gambier, South Australia

Main Corner Complex is one of Mount Gambier’s newest attractions. This exciting modern building and garden houses several innovative entertainment and education venues. Though a variety of exhibitions and...

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Lady Nelson Visitor Centre

Lady Nelson Visitor Centre

Mt Gambier, South Australia

As a renowned and fully integrated visitor centre complex in Mount Gambier, the Lady Nelson Visitor Centre offers useful information about the attractions and cities of South Australia. Visitors get free admission to...

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Aquifer Tours

Aquifer Tours

Mt Gambier, South Australia

Aquifer Tours are a big tourist draw at the Blue Lake in Mount Gambier. This major tourist attraction site was first discovered by Joe Cantu, Preston Knodell and Al Brandt who were students at St. Mary’s University, in...

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Mount Gambier Paintball

Burrungule Park Paintball & Laser Tag

Burrungle, South Australia

Although hiking trails, scenic drives and day tours are always atop the attraction list of things yo do whilst in Mount Gambier, the town also offers a number of activities to enjoy as a group including; paintball...

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Penolaraya

Penola, SA

Penolaraya, also known as the Penola Fantasy Theme Park, Model Railway & Tearoom, is a fun place that is located right in the middle of the beautiful township of Penola. With three wonderful fantasy areas, you will...

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Mount Gambier Farmers Market

Mount Gambier Farmers Market

Mt Gambier, South Australia

Fancy fresh farm produce? Visit Mount Gambier Farmers Market, nestled between Mount Gambier and the Cave Gardens. The location of the market is ideal as it gives visitors a break from the city’s hustle and bustle...

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Naracoorte Racecourse

Naracoorte Racecourse

Naracoorte, South Australia

Naracoorte Racecourse is a 338 kilometre drive southeast from Adelaide. It is centrally located within the surrounding Padthaway and Coonawarra wine area. The Naracoorte racing club is a sealed roadway of 4kms from the...

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Mt Gambier Race Track

Allan Scott Glenburnie Racecourse

Glenburnie, South Australia

Mount Gambier is one of South Australia’s largest regional centres and it is well known for its unique and ancient landscapes as well as adrenaline rushing sporting events. One of the most popular courses in this region...

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Alexandra Cave

Alexandra Cave

Joanna, South Australia

Alexandra Cave is one of the crown jewels of Naracoorte Caves. It provides a great introduction to caves and the geological processes that form caves. The Naracoorte caves are located at Naracoorte Caves National Park...

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Valley Lake Wildlife Park

Valley Lake Wildlife Park

Mt Gambier, South Australia

Mount Gambier is really a one-stop destination for outdoor activities. From cave tours, rock climbing, picnicking, hiking, trail walks and other family friendly activities, the options are endless. Apart from the famous...

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Woakwine Range Wind Farm

Tantanoola, SA

Take a drive through beautiful South Australia and wind past the Woakwine Range Wind Farm for spectacular views of the country side. Along the drive, you will view dozens of giant wind turbines which dot the landscape...

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Meningie Cheese Factory Museum

Meningie, SA

The Meningie Cheese Factory Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of the people of Meningie and surrounding district for the benefit of the generations to come. The museum was opened in the year 2001 by Ray...

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Blanche Cave

Blanche Cave

Joanna, South Australia

The Blanche Cave and Bat Observation Centre is a great way to learn interesting facts about the Southern Bent-Wing Bats which inhabit the area. The Blanche Cave and Observation Centre is a part of the Naracoorte Caves...

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Mount Gambier Valley Lake

Mount Gambier Valley Lake

Mt Gambier, South Australia

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

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Sound and Light Show

Sound and Light Show

Mt Gambier, South Australia

The Sound and Light Show runs nightly in the Cave Gardens, Mount Gambier. The show tells visitors about Aboriginal Dreamtime of the Cave Gardens. Usually, when you are sightseeing in quaint towns, night entertainment is...

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Mount Gambier RSL War Museum

Mount Gambier RSL War Museum

Mt Gambier, South Australia

The Mount Gambier RSL War Museum is a compilation of military memorabilia from World War I, World War II, the Korean War, Boer War, Vietnam War, Afghanistan War and the Iraq War. A great thing about this RSL (Returned...

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Port MacDonnell & District Maritime Museum

Port MacDonnell & District Maritime Museum

Port MacDonnell, South Australia

Located near Mount Gambier in Port MacDonnell, the Port MacDonnell & District Maritime Museum boasts rich history of South Australia and the sea around it. The museum was opened in 1990 and launched officially in...

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Nangwarry Forestry and Logging Museum

Nangwarry Forestry and Logging Museum

Nangwarry, South Australia

There is lots to experience and explore near Mount Gambier. The Nangwarry Forestry and Logging Museum is an archive that houses great forest resources including the indigenous hardwoods and more importantly artifacts...

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The John Riddoch Centre

The John Riddoch Centre

Penola, South Australia

The John Riddoch Centre is located at the original Penola Institute. The centre is a good place to learn a great deal about the local history of the Limestone Coast region. The John Riddoch Centre incorporates the...

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The Old Wool and Grain Store

Beachport, VIC

The Old Wool and Grain Store is a museum located in Beachport, a beach side town located just 1 hour north-west of Mount Gambier. The building in which the museum is located was built in 1879 and was used as a shipping...

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Aberfoyle Gardens

Aberfoyle Gardens

Kongorong, South Australia

The Aberfoyle Gardens are located in Kongorong, just 25 minutes south of Mount Gambier. The gardens rest on a 1-hectare of land, and therefore most visitors spend time walking around these extensive gardens. The...

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Penola and Coonawarra Information Centre

Penola Coonawarra Visitor Information Centre

Penola, South Australia

The Penola Coonawarra Visitor Information Centre is a fully accredited centre which provides up to date information, maps and brochures. This centre is located at the John Riddoch Centre, which was a former Mechanical...

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Bob Hawke Gallery

Bordertown, SA

The Bob Hawke Gallery is located in Bordertown South Australia, and stands as a museum to the former Prime Minister in the town in which he was born. As one of Australia’s most iconic Prime Ministers, the gallery...

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Mount Burr Forest Reserve

Mount Burr Forest Reserve

Mount Burr, South Australia

Mount Burr Forest Reserve is located in Mount Burr, a quaint town located 50 kms Northeast of Mount Gambier, and attracts tourists all year round. The forest reserve was named after Thomas Burr, the Deputy Surveyor of...

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Mount Gambier Forest Reserve

Mount Gambier Forest Reserve

Mt Gambier, South Australia

The Mount Gambier Forest Reserve, one of South Australia’s most vast forested areas, is located in Mount Gambier and is considered a major tourist attraction in the region. The proximity of the forest reserve to...

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Mount Scott Conservation Park

Mount Scott Conservation Park

Blackford, South Australia

Home to many threatened species, Mount Scott Conservation Park has diverse flora and fauna making it a stellar attraction for local and foreign tourists. Located about 20 kms away from Kingston in Southeast Australia...

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Noolook Forest Reserve

Noolook Forest Reserve

Wangolina, South Australia

The Noolook Forest Reserve is a vast forested area that spans 21,992 acres in South Australia, and whose proximity to Kingston SE attracts tourists all year round. The reserve is also near the townships of Robe and...

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Penambool Conservation Park

Penambol Conservation Park

Caveton, South Australia

Penambol Conservation Park is located in Mount Gambier, and is one of the national parks that has been set apart for conservation purposes in South Australia. Two of the most fascinating features at this conservation...

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Mount Gambier Crater Lakes

Mt Gambier, South Australia

Mount Gambier boasts a gorgeous volcanic landscape which houses the renowned Crater Lakes. As one of the most popular tourist attractions in Mount Gambier, the Crater lakes draw numerous visitors every year. The area...

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Vansittart Park

Mt Gambier, South Australia

Mount Gambier’s Vansittart Park is a popular public recreational area and a family-friendly neighbourhood park. Many locals often come here to play, run and jog. Today, Vansittart Park is a popular children’s play...

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Robe Customs House Museum

Robe Customs House Museum

Robe, South Australia

The Robe Customs House is an attractive limestone house that was designed and built in 1863. The house was intended to cater for the large numbers of Chinese traders who passed through the port to the Victorian...

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