Geological wonders abound in Mount Gambier, the heart of the Limestone
Coast and second largest town in South Australia. Perfectly placed between
Adelaide and Melbourne, Mount Gambier is a regional city that is fast gaining a
permanent place on Australia’s must–see list.
Basing yourself in Mount Gambier to explore the natural wonders and
prehistoric lands of the surrounding region will allow you to be both
thoroughly entertained and totally relaxed. Many major attractions have been
thousands of years in the making and they’re ready for you to explore.
Long known for the Blue Lake, which
turns a stunning vibrant blue in the summer, this region is worth a closer
look. Mount Gambier is a worthwhile pilgrimage for nature lovers. History buffs
will also delight at exploring a geological wonderland of cenote’s left by
natural forces, shedding light on the region’s fascinating past. Don’t be
fooled by the oft-used term ‘sinkhole’, geological formations such as
Umpherston Sinkhole, Cave Garden, Engelbrecht Cave, Hells Hole, Caroline
Sinkhole and Kilsby Sinkhole are actually cenote formations – sunken
gardens and aquatic oases. Whether you’re looking to explore beneath the
surface or prefer to take it in from above, there are plenty of ways to
experience these fascinating formations. From flawless photo opportunities at
Umpherston Sinkhole to snorkeling the pristine water of Kilsby Sinkhole,
there’s something for everyone.
With Mount Gambier uniquely set on the
slope of a dormant volcano, the Crater Lakes Precinct provides the perfect
place to relax and enjoy nature. Explore the Valley Lake Conservation Park,
trail walks, disc golf park, adventure playground, boating facilities and
picnic areas. Walk up to the Centenary Tower for a remarkable panoramic
view overlooking the surrounding landscapes and out to coast.
the City Centre on foot and take the City Heritage Walk to discover an
impressive array of historic buildings and catch a glimpse into Mount Gambier’s
history. Spend time to explore the local shops, restaurants, pubs and cafes.
There are 5 great caravan parks in Mt Gambier all looking forward to welcoming
you. Plan to stay and take your time and enjoy every moment – they will
be ones you won’t forget.
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