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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...

Piccaninnie Ponds

Mount Gambier National Parks

Mount Gambier National Parks are large number of national parks located around the Mount Gambier area, around 430kms south of Adelaide. These parks are popular for wildlife, blue lakes, caves and sinkholes.

Mount Gambier city is located on the slopes of Mount Gambier (an extinct volcano) and is inundated with volcanic craters above sea level and the limestone caves beneath. Today, Mount Gambier is the centre of the largest pine plantation and is surrounded by farming, dairy country and viticulture.

Mount Gambier National Parks Camping & Accommodation, South Australia


The area has a large number of national parks collectively known as Mount Gambier National Parks. A few of the major parks are: Mount Eccles National Park, Coorong National Park, Wyperfeld National Park, Beachport Conservation Park, Lower Glenelg National Park, Little Dip Conservation Park, Naracoorte Conservation Park, Canunda National Park, Ewens Ponds Park, Discovery Bay Park. There are many other smaller parks and gardens too. These national parks are famous for their large variety of flora and fauna.

Also, the majority of these National Parks have naturally formed caves and sink holes and are a major hub of research on fossils. Whilst observing these fossils, one can glimpse into the 200,000 to 500,000 years of history of Australia.

The National Parks around Mount Gambier are major tourist attraction. They are a perfect vacation spot for every kind of tourist. If you are interested in geology, geography or history, you should take a tour to one of the many caves located within these national parks. One interested in adventure activities can indulge in trekking, hiking and camping. So take a break and spend some time in the Mount Gambier National Parks.



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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Butcher Gap Conservation Park

Butcher Gap Conservation Park is a large 180 hectare park located on the coast, just north of the beautiful township of Cape Jaffa and south of Kingston SE. As one of the last remaining natural coastal parks, this...

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Dry Creek Native Forest Reserve

Dry Creek Native Forest Reserve

Donovans, SA

The Dry Creek Native Forest Reserve offers two walking trails; the Creek Bed Walk and River Walk and is only a 20 minute drive from Mount Gambier. This reserve invites visitors to meander along the creek beds and up to...

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Myora Forest Reserve

Myora Forest Reserve

Mumbannar, South Australia

The Myora Forest Reserve, one of the most notable forested areas in South Australia, is located just 14 kms from Mount Gambier. The forest reserve was once known as the Caroline Forest Reserve and is located at the...

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Penola Conservation Park

Penola Conservation Park

Penola, South Australia

The Penola Conservation Park protects the remnant of River Red Gum Line Swamps which used to be widespread in the southeast of South Australia. The Penola Conservation Park is home to open heaths and stringy bark...

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Telford Scrub Conservation Park

Telford Scrub Conservation Park

Dismal Swamp, South Australia

Telford Scrub Conservation Park a protected location for endangered plants and is ideal for bird watching, bushwalking and quiet contemplation. Telford Scrub Conservation Park has a 4.3 metre high broadwalk which offers...

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