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Mount Gambier, SA

Mt Gambier’s is synonymous with the Blue Lake, but its attractions and charms extend far beyond a body of water which changes colour from slate grey to turquoise blue every November. The city of 24,000 people bristles with magnificent old hotels, historical cottages and homes, and underwater cave galleries.

Drop into the Lady Nelson Discovery Centre. The centre also offers you the opportunity to walk on the glass floor, to spark a volcanic eruption or to listen to Lieutenant James Grant describe his impressions as he first set eyes on the Mount from the survey ship Lady Nelson in 1800. It is an experience within the total Mt Gambier experience.

Historic walks emanating from the city centre take in a variety of 19th century buildings constructed in local limestone, freestone and pink dolomite. The tourist attractions include Tarpeena Fairytale Park, the Mt Gambier Animal and Reptile Park, The Apple Farm and Granny Smith's Tearoom .

The State’s second largest city outside Adelaide sprawls on the slope of Mt Gambier, an extinct volcano, which rises 190m above the plain. Mt Gambier’s Internation Festival is held over the Australia Day weekend.

Region Information

Accommodation

Avalon Motel
93 Gray St.
Mount Gambier, SA, 5290
Ph: 08 8725 7200
Email: avalonmotel@bigpond.com

Barn Apartments
Nelson Rd
Mount Gambier, SA, 5290
Ph: 08 8726 8366
Email: barnmotel@dove.net.au

Barn Motel Motel
Nelson Rd
Mount Gambier, SA, 5290
Ph: 08 8726 8366
Email: barnmotel@ozemail.com.au

Blue Lake City Caravan Park
Bay Rd.
Mount Gambier, SA, 5290
Ph: 08 8725 9856
Email: blccahp@dove.net.au

Blue Lake Motel
1 Kennedy St.
Mount Gambier, SA, 5290
Ph: 08 8725 5211
Email: blm@seol.net.au

Caradon Guest House
15 Derrington St
Mount Gambier, SA, 5290
Ph: 08 8725 2328
Email: caradon@camtech.net.au