1. The Lady Nelson Visitor and Discovery Centre
Provides a warm welcome, with qualified staff ready to assist you with getting the best out of your visit to Mount Gambier, long or short. The Lady Nelson Discovery Centre interprets the pre European history of the Limestone Coast, walk through the wetlands, caves, see ghosts and learn about the voyage of discovery undertaken by […]
2. The Blue Lake and Aquifer Tours
The Blue Lake is situated in one of three extinct volcanic craters and exposes the crystal clear water that has filtered underground through the limestone, passing slowly beneath the city. Beautiful all year round, in November the lake starts to change colour from winter steel blue to brilliant turquoise blue and then in March changes […]
3. Valley Lake Precinct
Drive down into the Valley Lake area and enjoy the free Wildlife Conservation Park, Centenary Tower, nature walks, free BBQs and adventure playground. It is an ideal place for families to enjoy many hours of fun and discovery.
4. Umpherston Sinkhole
The lush beauty of the Umpherston Sinkhole, also known as the sunken garden, has to be seen to be believed. Appreciate its size and depth from the viewing platforms at the top of the sinkhole. The resident colony of possums makes an appearance at dusk and enjoys being fed fresh fruit. There is an on-site […]
5. Engelbrecht Cave
Deep underneath Mount Gambier is this unique cave with its interesting local history. Take a guided tour to learn about the underground water system and how and why qualified cave divers swim through the water filled passages under the streets and roads of Mount Gambier. Fee applies. Café on site.
6. The Main Corner and Riddoch Art Gallery
The historic dolomite building connects us to Mount Gambier’s history, with interactive displays, diorama and touch screens that appeal to adults and children alike. Chocolate can be purchased from the iconic South Australian chocolatier Haigh’s Chocolates mini outlet. The Riddoch Art Gallery, South Australia’s premier regional gallery features a collection of artworks that depicts the […]
The Volcano movie is the story of Earth, Fire and Water. Starting, with the Aboriginal Dreamtime story of the Craitbul and his giant ovens, this big screen cinematic experience wows the senses as it weaves its way through an incredible story. This exciting adventure takes you through the spectacular history of eruptions that shaped Mount […]
8. Sound and Light Exhibits
Every evening, historic local photos and pictures are projected onto the back of the buildings within the Cave Garden, followed by stories of our local dreamtime legends. The windows of the Main Corner also feature dramatic vision of volcanic eruptions and cave divers.
9. Cave Garden
The Cave Gardens features a beautiful sinkhole, with several lookouts and a suspended viewing platform. The rose gardens are a stunning feature of the famous Cave Garden which is a State Heritage area.
10. Mount Gambier Library
The Library is a dynamic space for people of all ages to connect, play, learn, socialise or sit, read and enjoy. Named as the best small public library in the world it offers free Wi-Fi, access to computers, children’s play area featuring a fantasy world of caves and underwater adventures for children to explore. Café […]