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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

Mount Gambier, SA

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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Umpherston Sinkhole

Umpherston Sinkhole

Mount Gambier, SA

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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Naracoorte Caves

Naracoorte Caves

Naracoorte, SA

Located adjacent to the Victorian border, the Naracoorte Caves in the south-eastern 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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Tantanoola Caves

Tantanoola Caves

Tantanoola, SA

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. These caves are the only wheelchair accessed...

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Engelbrecht Cave

Engelbrecht Cave

Mount Gambier, SA

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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Cave Gardens

Cave Gardens

Mount Gambier, SA

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...

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Big Lobster

Big Lobster

Kingston SE, SA

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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Centenary Tower

Centenary Tower

Mount Gambier, SA

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

Mount Gambier, SA

Mount Gambier branch of the National Trust SA will hold an open cottage at Dingley Dell on Sunday, February 28th from 1pm – 4 pm. It’s an opportunity to visit the home of our most well-known poet from the...

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Beachport Jetty

Beachport Jetty

Beachport, SA

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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Mount Gambier Valley Lake

Mount Gambier Valley Lake

Mount Gambier, SA

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...

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Main Corner Complex

Main Corner Complex

Mount Gambier, SA

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

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Railway Lands Nature Play Area

Railway Lands Nature Play Area

Mount Gambier, SA

The Railway Lands Nature Play Area is a wonderful family recreational area in the heart of Mount Gambier. This public space is ideal for interactions with the community, but it is also important as it captures the...

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Woakwine Range Wind Farm

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 countryside. Along the drive, you will view dozens of giant wind turbines which dot the landscape...

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The Barn

The Barn


Mount Gambier, SA

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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Minijumbuk

Minijumbuk

Naracoorte, SA

Minijumbuk is a brand known for producing world-class, handmade Australian wool bedding. Its factory outlet in Naracoorte is a great place to go for some bargains on quilts, mattress toppers, and pillows that will...

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Princess Margaret Rose Cave

Princess Margaret Rose Cave

Mumbannar, VIC

Please note that both the Princess Margaret Rose Cave and Campground are closed until further notice due to covid-19 restrictions still in Victoria The Princess Margaret Rose Cave, known as the ‘Underground...

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Pool Of Siloam

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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Bool Lagoon

Bool Lagoon

Bool Lagoon, SA

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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Robe Beach

Robe Beach

Robe, SA

Robe Beach is a safe, family-friendly beach and a popular attraction in Robe. Also known as Long Beach, one of its unique features is that you can drive your car directly onto the sand during the summer when the sand is...

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Old Mount Gambier Gaol

Old Mount Gambier Gaol


Mount Gambier, SA

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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Petticoat Lane

Petticoat Lane

Penola, SA

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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Cape Jaffa Lighthouse

Cape Jaffa Lighthouse

Kingston SE, SA

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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Mount Gambier Public Library

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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Sound And Light Show

Sound and Light Show

Mount Gambier, SA

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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Valley Lake Wildlife Park

Valley Lake Wildlife Park

Mount Gambier, SA

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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Millicent National Trust Museum

Millicent National Trust Museum

Millicent, SA

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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Millicent Civic And Arts Centre

Millicent Civic and Arts Centre

Millicent, SA

The Millicent Civic and Arts Centre is one of South Australia’s finest art galleries. Since its opening in 1990, they have been known for showcasing world-class exhibits covering a diverse range of topics...

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Mount Gambier Rsl War Museum

Mount Gambier RSL War Museum

Mount Gambier, SA

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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Nangwarry Forestry And Logging Museum

Nangwarry Forestry and Logging Museum

Nangwarry, SA

There are 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 important artifacts...

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Port Macdonnell & District Maritime Museum

Port MacDonnell & District Maritime Museum

Port MacDonnell, SA

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

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Vansittart Park

Vansittart Park

Mount Gambier, SA

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...

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Stephen Henty Lookout

Stephen Henty Lookout

Mount Gambier, SA

The Stephen Henty Lookout is a popular lookout attraction in Mount Gambier; named after the first white man to traverse the area of Mount Gambier in 1839. Henty also determined back then that the Blue Lake and Valley...

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Potters Point Lookout

Potters Point Lookout

Mount Gambier, SA

Potters Point Lookout is a scenic viewpoint where visitors can take in sweeping views of Mount Gambier, as well as the Valley Lake. Getting to the lookout itself is a picturesque drive taking you through curvy mountain...

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Borderline Speedway

Borderline Speedway

Mount Gambier, SA

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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Hoo Hoo Lookout

Hoo Hoo Lookout

Mount Gambier, SA

The Hoo Hoo Lookout is a viewing platform that is accessible via Keegan Drive in Mount Gambier. From here, visitors are treated to expansive views of the Valley Lake Crater below. Hoo Hoo Lookout, Leg of Mutton Lake...

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Aquifer Tours

Aquifer Tours

Mount Gambier, SA

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...

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Millicent Murals

Millicent Murals

Millicent, SA

The Millicent Murals are one of the most popular artistic attractions in Millicent. Created by talented artist Yvonne Riley, the murals depict the history of the bridge area back in the 1890s and feature a horse and...

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Mount Gambier Crater Lakes

Mount Gambier Crater Lakes

Mount Gambier, SA

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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Ewens Ponds

Ewens Ponds

Eight Mile Creek, SA

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...

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