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 a week and from 9am till 5pm.

Guests get a free admission to the theatre screens showcasing the film “Across the Green Triangle” throughout the day. The film is an informational documentary that depicts the history, industries and stories about Mt Gambier and its surroundings.

Lady Nelson Discovery Centre, Mt Gambier

The Lady Nelson Visitor Centre was built due to a local community project. Actually, the Lady Nelson was a 60 ton sailing vessel built in the year 1799. This was the first ship to sail along the coastline of South Australia. However, the ship was destroyed in 1825 by some natives of Island Of Baba.

Today, the Lady Nelson discovery centre in Mt Gambier serves up to an average of 80,000 visitors every year. The Lady Nelson Visitor Centre offers detailed and personalised information on activities and attractions in and around the Limestone Coast and Mount Gambier area.

Apart from the services, the Lady Nelson also offers some attractions for guests. The Lady Nelson has an ossified skull of Simosthenurus occdentalis on display, which is an extinct kangaroo species of South Australia.

Guests can walk on the glass floor to see the illuminated fossil rocks beneath them. The visitor centre also has an under-sea world, where guests can check some interactive displays and marine creatures.

Another point of interest is the Wetlands, where you can learn about the prehistoric animals and civilizations. There is also a Geology room where guests can catch a glimpse of the neon volcanic explosion.

Lady Nelson Visitor Centre Information

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35 Jubilee Hwy East Mt Gambier

Operating Hours:

Monday to Friday (9:00 am – 4:15 pm)
Saturday and Sunday (10:00 am – 3:45 pm)

Phone: +61 8 8724 9750

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