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Main Corner Complex

Main Corner Complex

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 multimedia displays, the Main Corner Complex tells the story of Mount Gambier and its people.

Main Corner Complex Volcano, Address, Opening Hours, Mount Gambier

Whether you are a local or a tourist, why not pop by to see the free daily screening of a film about Mount Gambier’s unique attraction, the mountain itself. The fascinating film ‘Volcano’ tells the tale of the geological disturbance that created Mount Gambier and is usually shown twice daily, at 11am and 1pm. It is a must see for anyone with an interest in geology. Find out more by visiting the First Floor Theatre, where a first class cinematic experience will tell you more about the area’s unique geological history and show you the beautiful blue lake, caverns and crystal pools that you may see on your tours around the region.

Be sure to make a visit in the evening also, when there is a sound and light display in the cave garden. Gentle, coloured lights shine out from the cave and images of ancient creatures move across the rock face, as mystical music plays in the background. Dreamtime stories of the Aborigines are told here and a replica has been created of some ancient rock engravings. The sound and light show is held every evening between 8.30 – 8.45pm (9.00 – 9.15pm during daylight saving time). Though during the day, there is still plenty to be seen including an information film which is part of the cave display.

Alongside the various venues that are offered for hire, the Main Corner Complex also houses the largest regional art gallery in South Australia, which is known as the Riddoch Gallery. This gallery shows state and national touring exhibitions and also provides gallery space for artists from the local community. Also housed here are intriguing exhibitions on the history of Mount Gambier, including the tale of Australia’s oldest boomerang.

Address
1 Bay Rd
Mt Gambier, South Australia

Operating Hours
Mon - Fri: 10am - 5pm
Sat - Sun: 10am - 3pm

Phone
(08) 8721 2563

Email
[email protected]

Ticket Prices / Admission
Free

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    • Hi Bob, thanks for contacting us.

      As most of the attractions in Mt. Gambier are outdoors (without opening hours), there are plenty of things to do on New Years Day.

      The Blue Lake is open 24/7 so you can take a drive around the lake and stop for a look. You can also climb up to Centenary Tower, that is if you have the energy after New Years Eve!

      I would recommend visiting Engelbrecht Cave which is open on New Years Day. This is a beautiful cave located within the Mt. Gambier township. Not far from here (5 mins drive) is the Umpherston Sinkhole which is a beautiful garden, but I would recommend going later in the afternoon/dusk so you can see the possums come out to feed.

      If you have access to a car, I would definitely recommend a trip out to the Tantanoola Caves and Naracoorte Caves, both of which are open on public holidays.

      Restaurants are not our specialty, but I can certainly make a recommendation from personal experience. Without a doubt, the best restaurant near Mt. Gambier is The Barn. They serve delicious meals including the best steak I’ve had in a very long time. The service is impeccable, but I would recommend giving them a call to make a reservation early, as they often book out ahead of time. Find their details here.

      If you need to sort your accommodation, we have links to most of the providers in the area here.

      I hope you enjoy your trip to Mt. Gambier!

      Regards,
      Jess
      Holiday Point

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