Mount Gambier lies half way between Adelaide and Melbourne and strikes the ideal balance between the vibrant lifestyle of a big city and comforts of a small town, between cultural progress and tradition and between modern conveniences and the preservation of natural beauty. Whether you’re here to stay, or just passing through, enjoy the best of both worlds in Mount Gambier.
A thriving progressive community, residents enjoy a quality lifestyle, with city facilities and services. Many attractions, over 50 different accommodation options, major retail outlets, unique shopping opportunities, entertainment, all surrounded by volcanic craters, lakes, limestone and underground aquifers. Galleries, museums and markets provide an insight into the thriving culture and arts scene.
The City has a population of 26,000, servicing another 7,000 people from the surrounding towns and districts. Mount Gambier enjoys a temperate Mediterranean climate; it is between 40-75 metres above sea level. The volcano’s crater rim is 190m and the surface of The Blue Lake 12m above sea level. The annual rainfall is between 450mm-820mm per year.
The Blue Lake, craters, caves, sinkholes, underground waterways, beautiful gardens, combined with wineries, markets, galleries, festivals and events, fresh local produce and food. Experience the best of the country, while enjoying all the facilities of a thriving cosmopolitan city, great shopping, award wining restaurants, combined with natural attractions that are world class, and best of all free.
Mount Gambier is famous for the ‘Blue Lake’, which is unique in the world, but there is much more to enjoy about Mount Gambier. Allow yourself to relax and be surprised by our unique geography, our coastline and the bounty of the sea, stunning autumn colours, enjoy fantastic food and wine, sit by the fire in winter and experience the warmth of the locals.
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