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Mount Gambier Visitor Centre

As a renowned and fully integrated visitor centre complex in Mount Gambier, the Mount Gambier Visitor Centre (previously known as the Lady Nelson Visitor Centre) offers useful information about the attractions and cities of South Australia.

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.

Mount Gambier Visitor Centre, Lady Nelson, Tourist & Discovery Centre

Today, the Mount Gambier Visitor Centre assists approximately 80,000 visitors every year, and offers detailed and personalised information on activities and attractions in and around the Limestone Coast and Mount Gambier area.

Apart from the services, the visitor centre also offers some attractions for visitors; including an ossified skull of Simosthenurus occidental on display, which is an extinct kangaroo species of South Australia.

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

Another point of interest is the Wetlands (which is currently closed), where you can learn about prehistoric animals and civilizations. There is also a geology room where visitors can catch a glimpse of the neon volcanic explosion.


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Sat - Sun: 10am - 4pm

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