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Lady Nelson Visitor Centre

Lady Nelson Visitor Centre

Due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout Australia and the resulting restrictions imposed by the Federal and State governments, Lady Nelson Visitor Centre has been temporarily closed until further notice. We will keep you up to date any developments and please stay safe.

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 the theatre screens showcasing the film “Across the Green Triangle” throughout the day. The film is an informational documentary that depicts the history, industries and stories about Mount Gambier and its surroundings.

Lady Nelson Visitor Information Centre Tourist & Discovery Centre

The Lady Nelson Visitor Centre was built due to a local community project. Actually, 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.

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

Apart from the services, the Lady Nelson also offers some attractions for visitors. The Lady Nelson has 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, 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.

35 Jubilee Highway East
Mt Gambier, South Australia

Opening Hours
Mon - Fri: 9am – 5pm
Sat - Sun: 10am - 4pm


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