Country Comfort Mount Gambier
Cnr Jubilee Highway West, and Wandilo Rd, Mount Gambier, 5290, Australia
More about Mount Gambier
a lonely houseboat
WHAT THEY HAVE TO OFFER
a curtain of green
Travel Tips for Mount Gambier
The fountain, the park and other things
Interspersed between modern development, Mt. Gambier has some lovely heritage. The fountain intrigued me. Captain Robert Gardiner presented this art work to the people in 1884. What is just as significant is that he was the great grandfather of a person who become world famous as a ballet dancer and starred in movies, Sir Robert Helpmann.
The fountain is said to be the first large marble one contructed (in Melbourne) in the colonies.
Behind the park are two splendid hotels, one with the lovely wrought iron work and the other in neo-classical mode.
Since VT don't have a page for this one..
Nelson, Victoria. About 20 mins away in the car. A wonderful little river/beachside village. Fantastic for fishing, boating or just relaxing and getting away from it all! We go across the border all the time, mainly for fishing on the Glenelg River. This time we decided to stay at a little place called Wrens on Glenelg. It is 5 star, 2 person, self contained accom, beautifully appointed, huge spa bath, lovely decor, a lovely big kitchen, dvd's, books, all the comforts of home! It is very secluded, and the hosts leave you to your own devices, of course you can ring them if you need anything! They are 300 meters from the river, so take your rod. There you will find your own private landing! They even provide deck chairs and en eskie for you to take down there! They really have thought of everything!!
They are a 10 minute walk to the township, where you can have tea at the pub.
See the sea
About 25 mins drive to the South of Mount Gambier is the seaside town of Port Mac Donnell. better known as Port Mac or The Bay. This scenic little spot is the southern rock lobster capital of the world, which basically means they catch a lot of lobster here (crayfish) You can buy it from local seafood merchants if you love it enough. It can be quite expensive at times. Here is a shot of the jetty at the bay. good for fishing off of, but take a jumper! even if it is a nice hot sunny day in the mount, it will be windy and cold at the bay, I guarantee it!
Lady Nelson Info Centre, Sound & Light Show
The Lady Nelson centre, besides being a great tourist information centre where you can find out all you need to know about the area, then sit in their auditorium and watch an informative short video on the region, is also a tourist attraction in itself, and not to be missed.
Inside the Lady Nelson ship replica is a maritime sound and light show with great special efffects - then the show continues on in another part of the building.
My favorite part is a tiny moving, speaking holograph of a woman called Christina projected into a bottle, who tells the story of the first settlement of Mt Gambier.
The Volcano simulator, also pictured, has both sound & smoke.
Great for all ages.
The pubs have particularly good Mt Gambier limestone construction, combined with Victorian architecture, which is an unusual combination to see in Australia where most Victorian buildings are either of wood or brick with wrought iron lace work like this ( and are in other cities such as my home city of Ballarat)
Popular Hotels in Mount Gambier