Motel Mount Gambier

115 Penola Road, Mount Gambier, 5290, Australia
Motel Mount Gambier
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Jail with SOOO much potential

by bobbledoll

Hi there ive recently backpacked in the UK and i have had sooo many great and not so great experiences in hostels. I have gained such a love for the people and life style that i want to have the opportunity to help other backpackers have the time of their lives at the jail. Mount Gambier is my home town and would love to speak to someone who could possibly help my dream job in a hostel come true. I have so many good and practical ideas with little or NO cost at all, to help make a place like the jail become "The best memory of Australia." If you are even the slightest bit interested please dont hesitate to contact me, im a cool easy going chick that just wants to continue mixing with and helping fellow back packers. My name is Carmen and you can call me for a chat on 0438839758 or drop me a line at
Cheers guys hope to hear from you.

RE: Jail with SOOO much potential

by Anne12

Hi Carmen,
You are just one of many that come back from the backpacking experience and fall in the love with the idea of having a backpacker place of their own.
If you are serious about this venture I would suggest that you look into doing a business course, by doing this you will then know how to approach starting a business in a professional level.
Follow your dream, but make sure you know exactly what you need to do to make this a success:)
PS...Partnerships in Business is something that I have rarely if ever seen succeed!

Travel Tips for Mount Gambier

Umpherston cave/sinkhole

by Kate-Me

Umpherston isn't really a cave - it's a mostly dry sink hole, in which a garden has been planted in the bottom, but it is a cavern and does have rock overhangs. Umpherston is always one of the places in Mt Gambier which gives me the fondest memories - at night it's for the possums, by turns shy, yet inquisitive, and some are downright bold and would climb up your leg if you don't give them something to eat fast enough.

And in daytime, I enjoy going there to admire the gardens, so pretty that it's no wonder couples often get married down there. Very picturesque for photos.


by Kate-Me

Bring a good pair of walking shoes with you to Mt Gambier, especially if you plan on going underground in the caves. Also, there are plenty of walks to take. Anything else you need you can buy in town. There are 2 supermarkets, plus a shopping centre with department stores and plenty of shops in the main street You should be able to buy any film etc that you need in town. It's a great place to camp, especially at the nice caravan parks, so bring your tent and camping gear if you like camping.


by alisonr

Around Mt Gambier there are a number of places to tempt the keen fisher person.
The Glenelg River at nelson is a great spot, for semi-freshwater fish. The Port Mac area to the south is the crayfish capital of Australia, and lots of other sorts of fishies can be caught here too.
There are a few tourist boats but they are very expensive.
Go to Donovans landing on the river, drive towards Nelson and turn off at the signs. Drop your line here with some cockles on it, and catch yourself some brim. Please be aware that size and bag limits apply and in VIC you will need a licence if you fish anywhere else but Donovans on this river.

Port Mac - drive up Bay Road, past the blue lake, keep going till you hit the sea. The jetty can get a bit cool, even after hot days, so take your parker and jumper. The locals are friendly and will help you out.

Light house

by alisonr

The light house at Port Mac is old and good for a look. Travel away from the town towards the west and take the windy road. You will find it. There are also a lot of really beatiful look out spots along here, the second to last one has acess to a beach and I took some wedding photos here once. Really nice. But if it is a really windy day give it a miss. (all days are windy)


by alisonr

For a town of our size, which isn't very big, Christianity is very well catered for, with most significant sectors represented. St Pauls is the major Catholic Church (not the only one) but is the biggest in the town. During the busy wedding season there can be up to 4 a day here.


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