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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

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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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

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...

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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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Piccaninnie Ponds

Piccaninnie Ponds

Wye, SA

Both Ewens Ponds and Piccaninnie Ponds are two popular freshwater diving sites in the south-eastern region of Australia. At the Piccaninnie Ponds, you can dive or snorkel across the chasm and down to check out...

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Canunda National Park

Canunda National Park

Southend, SA

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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Millicent Swimming Lake

Millicent Swimming Lake

Millicent, SA

Millicent Swimming Lake is a unique artificial lake built atop manicured lawns and trees. It features a man-made beach and wading pool, which are perfect for beating the heat during the hot summer months. Millicent...

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Victoria Fossil Cave

Victoria Fossil Cave

Joanna, SA

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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Stick Tomato Cave

Stick Tomato Cave

Joanna, SA

Stick Tomato Cave promises a great day of outdoor fun for the family. The cave features safe challenges and squeezes that adults and kids can enjoy for an authentic caving experience near Naracoorte in South Australia...

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Wonambi Fossil Centre

Wonambi Fossil Centre

Joanna, SA

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...

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Cape Dombey Obelisk

Cape Dombey Obelisk

Robe, SA

The Cape Dombey Obelisk (commonly known as just the “Robe Obelisk”) is a major historical landmark in Robe; a fishing town within the Limestone Coast of South Australia. The obelisk was erected on the cape...

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Alexandra Cave

Alexandra Cave

Joanna, SA

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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Australian Kelpie Centre

Australian Kelpie Centre

Casterton, VIC

The Australian Kelpie Centre has been established as a repository of information on the beautiful kelpie breed of working dogs. The venue includes a visitor centre with all the information you need to know about...

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Blanche Cave

Blanche Cave

Joanna, SA

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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Peter Seebohm Stadium

Peter Seebohm Stadium

Millicent, SA

The Peter Seebohm Stadium is the premier basketball stadium in Millicent. Popular for high school basketball activities throughout the year, the stadium’s excellent facilities for both players and patrons makes it a...

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Lady Nelson Visitor Centre

Lady Nelson Visitor Centre

Mount Gambier, SA

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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Meningie Cheese Factory Museum

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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Lake Frome Conservation Park

Lake Frome Conservation Park

Beachport, SA

The Lake Frome Conservation Park is located in the Lower South East of South Australia. It encompasses the Lake Frome basin and nearby areas. The site was designated as a conservation site in 1993 and as a regional...

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Admella Discovery Trail

Admella Discovery Trail

Port MacDonnell, SA

The Admella Discovery Trail is a scenic self-driving route peppered with numerous natural, cultural, and heritage attractions. However, the highlight here are the 21 maritime-themed trail markers for you to discover...

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Lake Mcintyre Park

Lake McIntyre Park

Millicent, SA

Lake McIntyre Park is a sanctuary and popular attraction in Millicent; known for its expansive collection of native trees and birdlife. Picnicking is one of the best things to enjoy in the park, with shaded areas, free...

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Coorong National Park

Coorong National Park

Coorong, SA

Located southeast of Adelaide, Coorong National Park protects a 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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Little Blue Lake

Little Blue Lake

Mount Schank, SA

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...

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Glenelg River

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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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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Mount Gambier Golf Club

Mount Gambier Golf Club

Mount Gambier, SA

The Mount Gambier Golf Club is the most popular and upscale golf destination in Mount Gambier. The Mount Gambier Golf Club is a par 71 course with some beautiful greens featuring tough pars, undulating fairways and long...

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Cape Jaffa Wines

Cape Jaffa Wines

Mount Benson, SA

Cape Jaffa Wines is a world-class winery on the Limestone Coast. Run by winemakers Anna and Derek Hooper, the winery is among the most renowned estates in the region and recognised for producing several premium wine...

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Woakwine Cutting

Woakwine Cutting

Bray, SA

Woakwine Cutting is an attraction in South Australia that is renowned for being a significant feat of engineering. Its name is derived from an Aboriginal word that means bent arm or elbow; referring to the shape of the...

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Browns Bay

Browns Bay

Wye, SA

Browns Bay is a beautiful fishing and surfing spot located between the Victorian border and Port MacDonnell. The beach itself is also popular for water sports enthusiasts, but it’s just as beautiful if...

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Mcnamara Park

McNamara Park

Compton, SA

McNamara Park is a popular motorcycle track just outside Mount Gambier. It features a resurfaced 2.4-kilometre circuit, with a combination of technical corners over undulating terrain. McNamara Park Motorcycle Track...

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Mount Gambier Showgrounds

Mount Gambier Showgrounds

mt, SA

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

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Greenwald Paceway

Greenwald Paceway

Mount Gambier, SA

The Greenwald Paceway is a premier harness-racing track located on Pick Avenue in Mount Gambier. The local community, as well as many other racing enthusiasts from afar, look forward to the events held throughout the...

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Leg Of Mutton Lake

Leg of Mutton Lake

Mount Gambier, SA

The Leg of Mutton Lake in Mount Gambier is one of the four lakes that were formed when a young Australian volcano erupted around 4,000 years ago. The lake formed naturally from a vent where lava flowed following the...

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Lake Robe

Lake Robe

Robe, SA

Lake Robe is a stunning saline lake that is located within the Lake Robe Game Reserve, about six kilometres from the town of Robe in South Australia. The lake is well-preserved thanks to conservation efforts. It remains...

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Stick Tomato Cave

Adventure Caving

Joanna, SA

Adventure caving is a popular activity for thrill-seeking travellers visiting Mount Gambier. Just 100km north is the town of Naracoorte, which is abundant with caves and many other exciting activities. Adventure Caving...

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Father Woods Park

Father Woods Park

Glenroy, SA

Father Woods Park is a heritage and historical site located 21 kilometres north of Penola and is a significant place of interest not just for the religious, but for tourists as well. It’s best known for the seven...

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Crater Lakes Disc Golf Park

Crater Lakes Disc Golf Park

Mount Gambier, SA

The Crater Lakes Disc Golf Park is one of the hottest disc golfing destinations in South Australia. The sport’s popularity has risen tremendously within the last few years, and the development of this park has...

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Germein Reserve

Germein Reserve

Port MacDonnell, SA

The Germein Reserve is one of Mount Gambier’s hidden gems and an enchanting destination for outdoor enthusiasts looking to take a break from city life. This attraction located in Port MacDonnell boasts of vibrant...

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Hacks Lagoon

Hacks Lagoon

Bool Lagoon, SA

Hacks Lagoon is an excellent destination for get-togethers in the summer months. Located along Bool Lagoon Road in Naracoorte, this area is particularly popular among birdwatchers, travellers, or locals craving wide...

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Robe Gaol Ruins

Robe Gaol Ruins

Robe, SA

The Robe Gaol Ruins are a historical attraction in Robe. These partially restored ruins made out of stone are a significant cultural attraction because it tells the intriguing, albeit dark, story of the area. The gaols...

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The Old Wool And Grain Store

The Old Wool and Grain Store

Beachport, VIC

The Old Wool and Grain Store is a museum located in Beachport, a beachside 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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Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre

Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre

Mount Gambier, SA

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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Tantanoola Tiger

Tantanoola Tiger

Tantanoola, SA

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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Kincraig Plaza

Kincraig Plaza

Naracoorte, SA

Kincraig Plaza is a shopping centre that caters to the residents of Naracoorte. It’s been open since 1987 and has undergone many changes throughout the years to better serve customers. Kincraig Plaza, Shopping...

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Oatmill Cinema

Oatmill Cinema

Mount Gambier, SA

Moviegoers 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 in...

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